Strengthening Tribal/State Collaborations to Address Behavioral Health Disparities.


The webinar is designed to help States enhance state-tribal collaboration and intergovernmental coordination. The presentation will:

  • help States understand Tribal sovereignty and embrace the growing inevitable interdependency between Tribes and States
  • examine the barriers to effective Tribal/State relationships
  • help States identify tribes and Native resources in their states as well as how to identify and involve key tribal representatives
  • share examples and/or lessons learned of Tribal/Federal and/or Tribal/State collaborations that are working to achieve better outcomes for Indian families
  • provide recommendations for developing strategies that strengthen Tribal and State relationships


  • Andy Hunt, MSW, LICSW, Public Health Advisor, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Rose Weahkee, Ph.D., Director, Division of Behavioral Health, Indian Health Services (IHS)
  • Jamie Bartgis, Ph.D., Director of TA and Research, National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH)
  • Seprieono Locario, M.A., Behavioral Health Program Coordinator, National Indian Health Board


Webinar is FREE, however, registration is required to attend this webinar.  Click here to register now.  Once your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the webinar  The deadline to register for the webinar is Tuesday July 26, 2011.

Target Audience: 2011 National Policy Summit State delegates and their invitees (includes State and tribal representatives), EMHD Affiliates and Partners

Benefits: Participants will learn how they can incorporate tribal participation in State health services’ planning and implementation processes by engaging tribal and Urban Indian communities in ways that are respectful, cooperative and result in positive outcomes in Native American communities.

If you require special accommodations to participate in the webinar please contact Rogelio Amaya via email at or via telephone at (301) 957-3040, ext. 233.


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