April 14-16, 2020 • Choctaw Casino & Resort • Durant, Oklahoma

Tribal Public Health Conference 2020

``Reclaiming Healthy Narratives in Indian Country`` A 7th Generation and Southern Plains Tribal Health Board Collaboration

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The Call for the Tribal Nations Clothing Showcase is NOW OPEN!

We are seeking participants to wear regalia/clothing that represents their Tribal Nation. No experience is needed. This event will be held on Wednesday, April 15th from 5:30pm – 7pm during the conference. Submissions accepted until noon on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Join us for the Tribal Public Health Conference 2020 (TPHC20)

2020 will be another special year as the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board and the 7th Generation Conference will again join together for another amazing event. At TPHC20, you will be presented with a host of tribal health and public health informational-related topics. We encourage you to be active participants and come eager to learn and interact with the many sponsors, partners, exhibitors, and inspiring speakers that are participating in this year's conference.

What's New and What To Look for at This Year's Conference?

Back by popular demand will be our official conference event app through “Whova”. We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from last year’s attendees who said the app enabled them to participate and interact more actively, have fun, and build two times more connections! You will be able to gain access to the new info on the “Whova” app a few weeks before the conference begins by searching the Apple store or Google Play on your mobile device.

You will also notice the omission of our poster sessions from this year’s conference. Due to the small number of submissions, we have decided to move forward without this part of our conference. Our planning committee will consider reinstating the poster sessions in future conference events.

The primary focus of our conference committee’s work is to assist the Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas communities to gain knowledge, sharpen their skills, and to enhance local advocacy efforts. Our 2020 theme, “Reclaiming Healthy Narratives in Indian Country”,  embodies the restorative spirit of courage, healing, and resiliency in our Native people. In our communities, our homes, and individually, we must take ownership over our own stories and write daring new endings!

Our goal for Tribal Public Health Conference 2020 is that you will leave with fresh & exciting ideas, new friends, more partnerships, and increased opportunities; most importantly, we want you to have fun!

Who Should Attend?

The conference is open to everyone, however the TPHC20 Planning Committee encourages participation from Tribal Elders, tribal partners, health organizations (tribal, IHS, urban, state), clinicians and public health professionals, healthcare administration, elective tribal leaders, students, mental health, Healthy Living grantees, Turning Point coalitions, donors, legislators, and Tribal Education professionals.

A Few Things Just For You, Our Conference Participants

A lactation room will be available on site for nursing mothers. Registration will be able to direct you to the appropriate location.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CHALLENGES There will be physical activity opportunities throughout the conference, as well as at the Choctaw Nation Wellness Center near the resort. For each activity you participate in you will receive a ticket which will be put into a drawing for prizes on the final day. Participation in some activities will earn more tickets than others, base on the exercise time involved. There will be several prizes valued near $100!

Register to Tribal Public Health Conference 2020 now

Pre-register now and we’ll contact you with more details when it’s time to complete your registration.

TPHC19 Keynote Speaker Jeremy Fields on Historical Trauma and Youth Suicide

  • They have a voice, a very strong voice that they're not afraid to use.

    Lancer Stephens

    Lancer Stephens

    Director Oklahoma Shared Clinical Translational Resources
  • Southern Plains Tribal Health Board should be applauded for the work that benefits not only your community, but raises the bar nationally.

    Michael Bird

    Michael Bird

    National Policy Council of AARP
  • (The conference) was great! You served us lunch, we had badges, registration. Food is always good!

    Kasey Dean

    Kasey Dean

    Absentee Shawnee Tribe, SPF-TIG Tribal Liaison
  • I'm pleased with all the work that they do (here)—the partnerships that they work on so diligently with our community and other states.

    Tewanna Edwards

    Tewanna Edwards

    OK Health Care Authority

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

If your organization/tribe is interested in sponsoring the Tribal Public Health Conference, we’d love to hear from you. Send us a quick email and we’ll get right back to you with some more information!

2020 Conference Venue

Choctaw Casino & Resort

Choctaw Casino & Resort is conveniently located off of US Highway 69/75 in Durant, Oklahoma. Click below for directions.

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4216 S. Hwy 69/75

Phone: (888)652-4628

Website: www.choctawcasinodurant.com 

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Complimentary for all of our hotel guests.


Close and convenient, you’ll find the parking garage on the northeast side of the casino. Head down the escalator into the casino and you’ll enter near Gilley’s and B3.


We provide complimentary shuttle service for all of our guests staying at the resort, Choctaw Inn and RV Park. There is also limited service to off-site locations like Eaker Field, restaurants and golf. Call the front desk to schedule a pickup or drop-off.

Hotel Information

Choctaw Casino Resort guest room reservations:   INDIVIDUAL CALL-IN RESERVATIONS / INDIVIDUAL GUEST PAY OWN: It is the guest’s responsibility to submit a credit card number at the time of reservation to guarantee the room. All reservations should be received no later than the CUT OFF date of  MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020 to receive the $96.00 rate. All participants will pay for their room, tax, and incidental charges upon checkout.   All guests must provide an approved/valid credit card or $50.00 cash deposit at the Front Desk no later than check-in for incidentals. Reservations are welcome by direct phone calls to the HOTEL reservations office at 1-800-788-2464. Guests may call in for reservations referring to Tribal Public Health Conference 2020 in order for their request to be handled as efficiently as possible.   Check in Time: 3:00 pm (CST)   Check out Time: 11:00 am (CST)   EARLY DEPARTURE FEE: An early departure fee of $50 will apply if a Customer attendee checks out prior to the confirmed checkout date.


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