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A symposium scheduled on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation aims to improve health outcomes for Native American mothers, infants and children through education and collaboration.

The American Indian Public Health Resource Center will host the 4th annual Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Symposium Nov. 20-21 at Prairie Knights Casino and Resort near Fort Yates.

The event will bring together community stakeholders, policymakers and program staff. A focus will be data results from the North Dakota Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System in tribal communities, focusing on prenatal care, pregnancy and postnatal care. Rain McNeil with the California Rural Indian Health Board will be the keynote speaker.

The American Indian Public Health Resource Center is based at North Dakota State University. Symposium sponsors include the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the North Dakota Department of Health and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota Care Foundation.

To register or for more information, go to http://bit.ly/2K2FjS2.

 

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