American Heart Month

February 2018

February is American Heart month and the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona and the American Heart Association want to help everyone live longer, healthier lives by getting the word out on heart health. With cardiovascular disease accounting for nearly 801,000 deaths in the US, American Heart Month is an attempt to remind Americans to focus on their health. Check out the infographic below for more information:

American Heart Month Infographic

You can also help raise awareness, particularly on February 2nd, which is National Wear Red Day. Why wear red? It’s because February 2nd is a day that has been dedicated to helping raise awareness of the high risk of stroke and other cardiac events in women. By wearing red, you are helping spread the word that 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. Take control of your own health and encourage other women to do the same by knowing their numbers: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI). Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases. Wear red, share your photos on social media, spread the word!

Native American Veteran Income Tax Settlement Fund

On November 22, 2000, the United States Justice Department issued a memo declaring that the taxation and withholding of state income taxes from active duty military pay of Native Americans domiciled on their reservation was impermissible. The United States Department of Defense began mandatory Arizona income tax withholding on all active duty military pay on September 1, 1993 and continued withholding Arizona income tax through December 31, 2005.

Beginning January 1, 2006, Arizona no longer taxed active duty military and therefore discontinued state income tax withholding on this type of income.

The Native American Veterans Income Tax Settlement Fund was established on July 1, 2016 to refund Arizona income tax erroneously withheld from Native Americans who served in the military while claiming tribal land as their domicile from September 1, 1993 through December 31, 2005. During the 2017 Arizona legislative session, House Bill 2158 was introduced to amend the original legislation when it was discovered the Department of Defense may have withheld Arizona income tax prior to September 1, 1993.

Effective August 9, 2017, refunds may be claimed for years 1977 through 2005. The claim form and additional information is available at the following websites:

AZ Department of Revenue        https://www.azdor.gov/NativeAmericanVeteranIncomeTaxSettlement.aspx

AZ Department of Veterans’ Services
https://dvs.az.gov/nasf-native-american-settlement-fund

Key Dates

  • December 31, 2019: The AZ Department of Veterans’ Services will not accept claims after this date.
  • June 30, 2021: The AZ Department of Revenue will not grant refunds after this date.
  • July 1, 2021: Any money left in the Fund will be swept into the general fund.

For questions, contact:

Verna Johnson
Project Manager
602.258.4822
Verna.johnson@itcaonline.com

Request For Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-01

Request For Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-01

PROJECT TITLE: Instruction of a Water Treatment-Level 1 Operator Training Course for Tribal Water Operators on April 9-12, 2018, in Camp Verde, Arizona

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: March 16, 2018, 5:00 P.M. local time in Arizona

VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: February 21, 2018

EXPECTED PERIOD OF SERVICES: Tentatively March 23, 2018, through December 31, 2018

SUMMARY: The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) Tribal Water System (TWS) Program is soliciting proposals for the instruction of a Water Treatment – Level 1 operator training course for Tribal water utility personnel on April 9-12, 2018, in Camp Verde, Arizona. The objective of the training course is to empower Tribal water utility personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate and maintain Level 1 drinking water treatment facilities (see Request for Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-01).   Click Here for the Request for Proposal (RFP)  Click Here for the Bidder Information Form

Requests to be placed on the ITCA Water RFP distribution list are accepted at any time by email to twsinfo@itcaonline.com

Request For Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-02

Request For Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-02

PROJECT TITLE: Instruction of a Water Distribution-Level 1 Operator Training Course for Tribal Water Operators on April 30-May 4, 2018, in Camp Verde, Arizona

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: March 16, 2018, 5:00 P.M. local time in Arizona

VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: February 21, 2018

EXPECTED PERIOD OF SERVICES: Tentatively March 23, 2018, through December 31, 2018

SUMMARY: The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) Tribal Water Systems (TWS) Program is soliciting proposals for the instruction of a Water Distribution – Level 1 operator training course for Tribal water utility personnel on April 30-May 4, 2018, in Camp Verde, Arizona. The objective of the training course is to empower Tribal water utility personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate and maintain Level 1 drinking water distribution systems (see Request for Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-02).  Click Here for the Request for Proposal (RFP)  Click Here for the Bidder Information Form

Requests to be placed on the ITCA Water RFP distribution list are accepted at any time by email to twsinfo@itcaonline.com 

 

Request For Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-03

Request For Proposal (RFP) ITCA-TWS 18-03

PROJECT TITLE: Instruction of a Water Distribution-Level 1 Operator Training Course for Tribal Water Operators on August 13-17, 2018 in Gardnerville, Nevada

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: March 30, 2018, 5:00 P.M. local time in Arizona

VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: February 21, 2018

EXPECTED PERIOD OF SERVICES: Tentatively April 30, 2018, through December 31, 2018

SUMMARY: The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) Tribal Water Systems (TWS) Program is soliciting proposals for the instruction of a Water Distribution – Level 1 operator training course for Tribal water utility personnel on August 13-17, 2018, in Gardnerville, Nevada. The objective of the training course is to empower Tribal water utility personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate and maintain Level 1 drinking water distribution systems (see Request for Proposal (RFP) ITCA- TWS 18-03).  Click Here for the Request for Proposal (RFP)   Click Here for the Bidder Information Form

Requests to be placed on the ITCA Water RFP distribution list are accepted at any time by email to twsinfo@itcaonline.com 

2015 Annual Report – Anniversary Edition

2015 Annual Report – Anniversary Edition


2015 Annual Report – Anniversary Edition
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About Zika

Zika is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. It can also be spread by a man to his male or female sex partners during vaginal, anal, or oral (mouth-to-penis) sex. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected. However, Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, as well as other severe fetal brain defects. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.

More information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More information from the Inter Tribal Council Tribal Epidemiology Center

Early Childhood Caries (ECC) Educational Materials

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. Dental Prevention and Clinical Support Center (ITCA DPCSC) in collaboration with the ITCA Women, Infants and Children Program, Indian Health Service (IHS) Phoenix Indian Medical Center’s Dental and Nurses’ Programs, and the ITCA Dental Support Center Working Group have designed some oral health Early Childhood Caries (ECC) educational materials. These products are made possible with funding support from the American Dental Association Foundation’s Dr. Samuel D. Harris Children’s Dental Health Grant Program. These materials were developed in the spirit to start a culturally appropriate ECC awareness and dental prevention campaign focusing on children 16 months and younger and pre-and post-natal parents in the Phoenix and Tucson IHS Service Areas.

Flyer: “Give Your Baby the Gift of a Proud Smile”
This flyer can be used for chair side education and waiting room use.


Brochure: “Your Baby’s Precious Teeth are at Risk for Decay Starting with the First Tooth”

The brochure can be used for chair side education only. It is important for your staff to go over the information with your patients before giving it out to them. It is preferred to go over the brochure with pre/post-natal parents of children 16 months and younger.


Posters: “1st Birthday. 1st Priority. 1st Dental Visit” and “Your Baby’s Teeth are at Risk for Decay Starting with the First Tooth”

These posters can be hung in the clinic’s waiting room or in a clinical room. They are laminated for infection control purposes and wipe easily.

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