National Tribal Opioid Summit

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August 22-24, 2023

Tulalip, WA

About The Summit

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) will host the National Tribal Opioid Summit at Tulalip Washington from August 22-24, 2023, to address the intersection of Covid 19 and the opioid crisis throughout our communities.

In 2019, NPAIHB completed our ‘Tribal Opioid Response: National Strategic Agenda.’ However, over the past three years, substance use and overdoses have increased significantly; synthetic opioids have become a major threat to the health and well-being of Tribal citizens. In response, NPAIHB Chairman Nickolaus D. Lewis (Lummi Nation) began asking Health and Human Services (HHS), Region 10 to support a Northwest Tribal Opioid Summit. What has become strikingly clear is that a national Tribally-driven opioid summit with Federal, Regional, and State decision-makers is needed to comprehensively address this crisis.

NPAIHB and Tribal leaders recognize the pain and heartbreak of losses in our communities, the anxiety of behavioral health prover shortages and provider burnout, and the lack of culturally specific substance use treatment and recovery programs. The summit program will address the need for increased funding and policy changes to collectively and strategically address this crisis.

Day one will focus on centering the voices of recovery and Tribal communities. Day two will focus on solutions, such as programs that have been shown to be effective in Indian Country, culture as prevention and intervention, and a culture night hosted by the Tulalip Tribe of Indians. Day three will focus on prioritizing policy recommendations and updating the ‘Tribal Opioid Response: National Strategic Agenda’ and the development of a legislative tool kit.

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The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board invites you to partner with us, Tribal Nations, federal and state policymakers, and national and regional Tribal organizations to address the fentanyl crisis in our communities.

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Tulalip Resort 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip, WA 98271

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