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Posted: June 13, 2022


Discussion Session: Strategies to Address Staff Shortages in Tribal Healthcare Settings

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) will be convening a virtual discussion session on June 22, 2022, on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 Staffing Guidance. This session focuses on improving the clinical work environment to attract and retain public health professionals during an emerging or re-emerging infectious disease outbreak.

Staff shortages have been a primary challenge in managing patient surges during the COVID-19 pandemic and other disasters. This session will discuss how staffing challenges arise in Tribal healthcare settings and how they can address staff shortages.
By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
  • Identify CDC resources for controlling the spread of infections during emergency response
  • Share strategies to maintain or expand their facilities’ capacity to treat patients with COVID-19 
For questions, contact Audrianna Marzette, Project Coordinator, Public Health Policy and Programs, at
What: Webinar on Strategies to Address Staff Shortages
When: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Eastern Time
Who should attend?
Frontline Native physicians, nurses, pharmacists, other clinicians, health educators, and public health professionals working in clinical, long-term care, and hospital settings.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

Webinar Speaker: Ryan Fagan, MD, MPH

CAPT Fagan is a Medical Officer with the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, and the Consultation and Training Team lead for healthcare infection prevention and control. The team’s main responsibilities consist of emergency preparedness and response, technical consultation to develop new educational and training materials for healthcare personnel, and on-site emergency assessment of healthcare facilities. Ryan is ABIM-certified in Internal Medicine and adult infectious diseases. 

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