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 Post subject: CDC/ ATSDR 9111 Biannual Tribal Consultation August 28-30
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:46 pm 
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Dear Tribal Leader:
On behalf ofthe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (A TSDR), you are invited to participate in two meetings for tribal leaders to speak with CDC leadership and subject matter experts abotit the public health issues affecting your communities.
The two meetings are as follows:

The CDC/ATSDR Tribal Advisory Conm1ittee (TAC) will meet August 28-29,2012, from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. E.S.T. at the Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, Connecticut 06382.

The CDC/ ATSDR 9111 Biannual Tribal Consultation Session will be held in Uncasville, Connecticut, August 30, 2012, from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. E.S.T. at the Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, Connecticut 06382.
It was a pleasure meeting with many ofyou during the 8111 Biammal Tribal Consultation Session, held in Atlanta, Georgia, this past February. As we discussed during that session, CDC has initiated an effort to achieve measurable impact in a few targeted areas, known as Winnable Battles. Winnable Battles are public health priorities with large-scale impact on health and with known, effective strategies to address them. The CDC Winnable Battle areas are the following: food safety; teen pregnancy; smoking; motor vehicle injuries; HIV; health care-associated infections; and nutrition, physical activity, and obesity. It was also an honor to have the opportunity to introduce the Healthy Hearts Campaign, which is a nationwide effort to reduce the number ofheart attacks and strokes by 1 million over the next five years. Additionally, we talked about the important issue ofprescription drug abuse. Each of these areas is of significant concern in Indian country.
Leaders and subject matter experts from across CDC/ATSDR participated in the last consultation session to discuss the National HIV/ AIDS Strategy (NHAS) for the United States, enviromnental public health, and traditional foods and sustainable ecological approaches to promote health and prevent type 2 diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/ AN) communities. At this upcoming session, we will share CDC/ ATSDR updates and look forward to rich discussion on these critical public health topics: substance abuse through the lens ofpublic health; tobacco control efforts; and motor vehicle safety.
The T AC Meeting will provide another opportunity for you to speak openly with CDC/ ATSDR leadership and subject matter expe1is about the public health issues affecting your communities. The following topics were selected for discussion at the T AC meeting: social determinants of health, cancer control and prevention, the Strategic National Stockpile (strategically placed medicine and supplies for use in national emergencies) and opportunities at CDC/ ATSDR for
native participation. Most importantly, there will be an opportunity to provide tribal testimonies on all public health issues affecting your tribe. Please submit written testimony by August 22, 2012, to
If you have any questions about the upcoming consultation session or T AC Meeting, please contact Kimberly W. Cantrell, Deputy, CDC Tribal Support Unit, at or (404) 498-0411; or Delight Satter, CDC's Associate Director for Tribal Support, at or
(404) 498-0440. You can find updated information and meeting registration forms at!T ... ments.html.
Your input is very important to us as we work to strengthen our organization's ability to protect public and envirorunental health. We remain committed to respecting tribal sovereignty, improving tribal access to CDC/ ATSDR programs and services, and increasing partnerships with Tribes and AI/AN community-based organizations. The challenge before us is to work together to leverage capacity, expertise, and resources to achieve the greatest impact on health issues affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. Director, CDC, and Administrator, ATSDR

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