National Tribal Tobacco Conference
May 16-17, 2022
Pilot Grant Information
Join us at the National Tribal Tobacco Conference on May 16-17, 2022 at the University of Minnesota. We are excited to bring this event back since its last appearance in Portland, OR in 2005.
This conference will address the traditional uses of tobacco and commercial tobacco impact in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities across the United States. A disparate proportion of AI/AN communities use commercial tobacco compared to other racial/ethnic groups in the United States. High prevalences of commercial tobacco use among AI/AN Tribes are directly reflected in the disproportionate rates of chronic diseases in AI/AN populations. There is an urgent need to bring Tribes together at a national level to educate one another on successes and setbacks in commercial tobacco prevention and control among AI/ANs.
The conference will emphasize AI/AN persons returning to a healthy relationship with tobacco, the importance of creating health equity, and provide an opportunity for networking and collaboration.
We expect an audience composed of AI/AN community leaders, community members, healthcare providers serving these communities, researchers in tobacco and healthcare, students interested in public health and tobacco prevention/cessation. You belong here. All generations welcome.