Location: Washington, DC, Embassy Suites Chevy Chase
Date: September 20, 2007 (All day) to September 21, 2007 (All day)
The primary goals of this meeting were to:
- Review existing research and current knowledge of methamphetamine abuse in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations
- Assess what data are currently available to characterize this problem
- Determine what data collection plans are under way
- Identify existing infrastructures that might be tapped to collect data on this issue
- Identify gaps in the knowledge and begin to plan a research agenda
Questions that were addressed include:
- To the extent that data are available, what is the scope of the problem?
- What are gap areas, including data from diverse age groups, gender groups, regionally distinct groups, and child-bearing women?
- How can we better assess regional and tribal variation in use?
- What infrastructures exist that might be resources for data collection?
- How should research proceed?
- How can data be collected to ensure a link to services for prevention and treatment?