U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Native American Health Care Disparities Briefing

Doubletree Hotel
201 Marquette Avenue, NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico

October 17, 2003


9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. 
Introduction and Remarks

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Panel One: Disparities in Health Status and Outcomes for Native Americans

Jon Perez, Ph.D.
Behavioral Health
Indian Health Service
Rockville, Maryland

Lyle Jack
Tribal Councilman
Oglala Sioux Tribe
Pine Ridge, South Dakota

10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 
Panel Two: Causes of Disparities Access to Health Services

Charles W. Grim, D.D.S., M.H.S.A.
Indian Health Service
Rockville, Maryland

Norman Ration
Executive Director
National Youth Indian Health Program
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Michael E. Bird, M.S.W., M.P.H.
Executive Director
National Native American AIDS Prevention Center
Oakland, California

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. LUNCH

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. 
Panel Three: Causes of Disparities Quality of Health Care Provided

Richard Olson, M.D.
Office of Clinical & Preventive Services
Indian Health Service
Rockville, Maryland

Charles A. Mowll, FACHE
Executive Vice President
Business Development, Government and External Relations
Joint Commission on Accreditation of HealthCare Organizations
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Anslem Roanhorse, Jr., M.S.W.
Executive Director
Navajo Nation Division of Health
Window Rock, Arizona

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. BREAK

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Panel Four: Causes of Disparities Structure, Distribution, and Adequacy of Funding

Ed Fox
Executive Director
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Portland, Oregon

Duane Jeanotte
Headquarters Operations
Indian Health Service
Rockville, Maryland

Dorothy Dupree
Senior Policy Advisor
American Indian-Alaska Native Programs
Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services
Baltimore, Maryland

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Panel Five: Proposed Legislative and Structural Changes Affecting Disparities

Myra Munson, Esq.
Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller & Munson, LLP
Former Commissioner
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Juneau, Alaska

Kay Culbertson
Executive Director
Denver Indian Health and Family Services
Denver, Colorado

4:30 p.m. OPEN SESSION