Center for Applied Environmental Public Health Health

Tribal Behavioral Health 101: Overview of American Indian/Alaska Native Behavioral Health

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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1.50 hours


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This course will present an overview of behavioral health in the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Behavioral health is inherently multi-faceted and affected by many factors including culture, socioeconomic status, family, the built environment, and historical factors. 

Reviewers say, "Comprehensive training course on AI/AN Behavioral Health factors."

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.  

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 

What You'll Learn

  • Present an overview of behavioral health in the AI/AN population, including historical background and specific issues 
  • Describe existent different programs and organizations that seek to address or improve behavioral health and related challenges within the AI/AN population
  • Identify behavioral risk factors
  • Discuss data challenges related to behavioral health in the AI/AN population and in AI/AN communities

Competency Terms

Cultural Competency Skills
Population Diversity
Cultural Influence on Policies, Programs, & Services

Related Occupations

Community Health Worker
Health Educator
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit

Related Job Tasks

Investigate, diagnose, and address health problems and hazards affecting the population
Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it
Assure an effective system that enables equitable access to the individual services and care needed to be healthy