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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Strengthening Tribal Public Health Partnerships

This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, reviews how non-tribal public health agencies can better collaborate with tribal entities to support community health.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe important historical events for tribes in Washington that shape their communities today.
  • Define key concepts like sovereignty, collaboration, and consultation as relevant to working with Native American tribes.
  • Identify resources to strengthen good working relationships with tribal public health partners.

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals


Tamara Fulwyler, MPH (Chickasaw), Tribal Relations Director, Washington State Department of Health

Discussion Questions

  1. Who are your tribal public health partners?
  2. What are the benefits of building good working relationships with tribal public health partners in your area?
  3. What can you do to increase your cultural knowledge of your tribal public health partners?


Photograph of tribal members at the annual canoe journey.
Air Date: 
Monday, September 23, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Cultural Competence
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Cultural Competency Skills