Regional Tribal Environmental Health Summit

July 25th - Jul 26th, 2023
Oklahoma City Convention Center, 100 Mick Cornett Drive Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73109

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) announces a Regional Tribal Environmental Health Summit to take place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the Oklahoma City Convention Center on July 25 – 26, 2023. NIHB is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC NCEH/ATSDR).

The summit will:

  • Feature Tribal leaders, environmental health practitioners, subject matter experts, and federal partners
  • Feature panel discussions and presentations on the topics of:
    • regional emergency preparedness
    • climate and health
    • safe water
    • Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
    • brownfields/land reuse/revitalizations
    • new CDC online tribal public health data tool
  • Be designed for participants to:
    • exchange knowledge
    • share best practices
    • identify solutions to address environmental health and environmental justice/health equity issues affecting Tribal communities
    • expand regional partnerships in the environmental health field


Registration & Lodging:

All attendees and presenters can register using the Summit registration link below.  NIHB is able to provide limited travel assistance to Tribal attendees if needed. The registration form provides a place to indicate your travel needs. Lodging for the summit will be at the Hampton Inn & Suites Oklahoma City-Bricktown, 300 East Sheridan, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, 405-232-3600. The hotel block is under Tribal Environmental Health and can also be accessed through the link below. The deadline to reserve a room in the hotel block is June 24, 2023.

Registration Link: Regional Tribal Environmental Health Summit

Hotel Block Link: TRIBAL HEALTH SUMMIT (hilton.com)


For more information on about this summit, please contact Audrey Dowling, and4@cdc.gov, 770-235-9007. For regional environmental health questions, in Region 6 contact Patrick Young at pay9@cdc.gov, 214.665.8562 or for Region 7 contact Cory Kokko at ckokko@cdc.gov, 913-217-5981