Urban Indian Issues in New York City and Buffalo

Originally presented on May 28, 2015


Participants will learn about the history of Indian Health Services and socio-cultural norms of some American Indian communities within New York State. Specific service provision barriers encountered within Indian Health Services will be presented along with strategies to identify and collaborate with community partners.

Target Audience 

Public health professionals, environmental professionals, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, local health department staff and other medical and public health professionals.



Urban Indian Issues in New York City and Buffalo


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Shaylynn Raphaelito
Health Department Director, American Indian Community House

Michael Martin
Executive Director, Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties, Inc.

Learning Outcome and Objectives

As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to enhance their knowledge and competence on the challenges and issues in Urban Indian health care. 

After watching this webinar participants will be able to: 

  • Understand the Indian Health Service system and its challenges in urban settings
  • Recognize Urban Indian issues in health care
  • Identify community partners and resources to help connect your own clinical work with broader social justice advocacy.
  • Identify the origins of some of the socio-cultural norms in Haudenosaunee and other American Indian communities in New York State.
Activity Materials
Evaluation, Post-Test and Certificate
Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education credits for this activity expired on July 31, 2021. We encourage you to fill out the evaluation as your responses help us to plan future programs.