The 16th Phoenix Area Indian Health Service Integrated Behavioral Health Conference has been officially postponed due to the shutdown of the Federal Goverment.

ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy and Phoenix Area Indian Health Service would like to apologize for any inconvenience, and we extend the invitation to attend the conference on the new dates of Tuesday, April 30 - Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the ASU West Campus in Glendale, AZ.

The theme of this year’s conference is In Balance: Tradition and Innovation and we will focus on the pairing of traditional practice-based treatment approaches with innovative clinical best practice approaches to address the behavioral health needs of American Indian and Alaskan Natives whom we serve.

Individuals and families experiencing behavioral health conditions remain the overarching focus of the conference; presentations that highlight traditional cultural practices (or invite discussion from a cultural standpoint) as well as innovations in the delivery of behavioral health care to the Native community are encouraged. Presentations need to be fact-based, but not necessarily data-based. Ninety minutes are scheduled for each presentation block; it is intended that prepared material be 75 minutes in length to allow for 10-15 minutes discussion and questions. 

Our conference planning team is taking a different approach this year based on survey feedback from previous conference attendees. We ask that presenters consider topics as presented with a Native health lens by keeping traditional culture in mind. We are seeking innovative and impactful initiatives that you have been part of that should be shared with others.

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