Community, Family, and Culture: Protective Factors in the Promotion of Native Men’s Health

MEN'S HEALTH NETWORK LOGOThe Dialogue on Native Men’s Health Continues

WASHINGTON —The fourth in the Native Men’s Health webinar series, “Community, Family, and Culture: Protective Factors in the Promotion of Native Men’s Health” webinar focuses on men’s roles as part of community and traditional indigenous culture as positive ways of promoting men’s health. The webinar is being hosted by the Indian Health Service (IHS), Men’s Health Network (MHN), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Office of Minority Health (OMH) and Society of Public Health Education (SOPHE).

This webinar affords a unique opportunity to hear from three outstanding speakers. Dr.Clayton Small, CEO for Native PRIDE, will share his inspiring work instilling culture-based resilience among Native men and boys. Mr. Albert M. Pooley, founder of the Fatherhood is Sacred and Motherhood is Sacred programs, will share his culture- and family-based approaches to restoring Native men’s health. Mr. Bill Ward will share his background in community-based cancer education throughout a number of Native communities.

For a short bio on each one of the panelists –  Dr. Clayton Small, Mr. Albert M. Pooley and Mr. Bill Ward, click here( 

WHAT: Community, Family, and Culture:
Protective Factors in the Promotion of Native Men’s Health  

WHEN: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT
(Please log in at least 10 minutes beforehand)

HOW: Join the meeting here:

Room Passcode:  ihs123

Audio Conference Details:
Conference Phone Number:
United States: 1-800-832-0736
Please enter Room Number 7360200

American Indian men over 50 are at riskWHY: American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) males experience death rates 200 to 500 percent greater than AI/AN females for suicide, HIV/AIDS, homicide, unintentional injuries, diabetes, firearm injury, and alcohol-related deaths and 10 to 50 percent higher than AI/AN females from cancer, heart disease, and liver disease. The AI/AN population is the only racial group in which males experience higher levels of self-reported psychological distress than females.


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