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Conference to focus on suicide prevention
22 August 2005

BISMARCK (UTN) - Suicide prevention is the focus of day one of the 7th annual Native American Lifesavers Conference. The gathering is set for September 7- 8 with the theme: "Effective and Proven Strategies for Saving Lives."

      Admiral Gary J. Hartz, Director, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Indian Health Service, Rockville, MD, is scheduled to present a keynote talk at 8:45 a.m. September 7.

Admiral Gary J. Hartz
Admiral Gary J. Hartz, IHS Office of Public Health, is keynote speaker.

      The conference takes place at the Best Western Ramkota Inn-Bismarck, 800 South Third Street.

      Day two of the conference features traffic safety and violence prevention.

      The conference is made possible by the Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service, Indian Health Service Headquarters, South Dakota EMS-C, Colorado Injury Control Research Center, United Tribes Technical College, ND Sate Health Department, and the ND Tribal Rural Mentoring Partnership.

      Since the conference is being held in conjunction with the annual United Tribes International Powwow, participants are encouraged to make room reservations as soon as possible.

      For more information contact Dennis Renville 701-255-3285 x 1374, Michelle Schoenwald x 1258 or Larry Carlson x 1350.

To view the conference agenda, please visit the following page:


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