On May 1, 2017, the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (JHCAIH), the Native American Father and Families Association (NAFFA), and Casey Family Programs convened a daylong national symposium entitled, Engaging the Strength of Family to Promote Lifelong Health: Lessons from the First Americans at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.

The following are the proceedings from this national conference dedicated to exploring effective, family-based approaches to promoting Native American health and well-being. Over 300 people participated in person or via webcast to learn about and share evidence-based practices and reaffirm the need for expanding culturally relevant, family-based programming to overcome health disparities in Native American communities.