Solid Waste Hierarchy Training – June 14th

Location:  Gila River Indian Community
Date:  June 14, 2019

This is a one day course for solid waste professionals to capture the waste inventory of a Tribe and measure how much of your waste is being diverted.

For more information, contact:

Brian Davidson, Solid Waste Environmental Coordinator
(602) 258-4822

National Integrated Pest Management Training for Tribal Communities – June 26-28

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. will be sponsoring and coordinating a National Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Training for tribal communities from June 26-28, 2019, in San Diego, California. Attached is the training announcement, agenda at-a-glance, registration and reimbursement form. Please share this training opportunity with your tribal departments/programs.

We will be accepting registration for 75 eligible participants. The target audience for this course will be Tribal Environmental Directors and staff, IPM coordinators, Housing Directors and staff, Tribal Council and Administrators, Public Health personnel, Tribal Epidemiology, Tribal School personnel that include educators, nurses, facility managers, building and grounds managers and staff, food service/elder service managers and staff. The training will focus on providing information on IPM philosophy, the biology, behavior, identification, and control of general household pests in an effort to reduce the use of pesticides and exposure to pesticides.

We are seeking approval from the Arizona Department of Agriculture to offer Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for licensed and certified pesticide applicators from Arizona who will be attending the training.

Travel reimbursement will be available to eligible participants that meet the criteria and attend the entire training. If at any time, you or other personnel require more information or assistance, please contact my office at (602) 258-4822 or by email. We look forward to your attendance! Thank you.

Click Here for the Training Announcement

Click Here for the Final Agenda

Click Here for the Registration Form

 

Landfill, Transfer Station and Solid Waste Manager’s Training – July 16-17

Location:  Flagstaff, AZ
Date:  July 16-17, 2019

This is a two day course for those working at landfills, transfer stations and solid waste who would like to advance in their careers into management levels in solid waste. This course will teach people budgetary responsibilities, record keeping, and the regulations that require you to stay in compliance.

For more information, contact:

Brian Davidson, Solid Waste Environmental Coordinator
(602) 258-4822

We R Native Training, July 16-17

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WE R NATIVE TRAINING

Facilitator & Teacher Training for the We R Native Curriculum:
An Evidence Informed Adolescent Health Program
for American Indian and Alaskan Native Youth (13-18 Years Old)

Overview

Healthy Native Youth, in partnership with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, is offering FREE registration for curriculum training for facilitators and teachers interested in implementing the We R Native (WRN) curriculum in their program or school. The We R Native 2-Day Facilitator and Teacher Training will introduce you to the We R Native program, which includes:

  • A 10-hour Media Literacy and Health Curriculum.
  • The We R Native Website- a culturally relevant source of health information.
  • A free text messaging line for youth to reinforce the positive messaging from the program.
  • A community service grant, which supports youth in implementing their service-learning projects.
  • The We R Native curriculum and student handouts are free to download and require very simple supplies, making it perfect for schools and programs that may not have a lot of resources available to support a new program.

For more information:

WRN Training Flyer

For hotel information, please visit: Book your group rate for Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.

8 Hour HAZWOPER Training – July 18

Location:  Flagstaff, AZ
Date:  July 18, 2019

8 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response is the OSHA standards for exposure to hazardous substances, safety, clean-up, treatment, storage and disposal. Only those who are 40 Hour HAZWOPER certified are eligible for this course.

For more information, contact:

Brian Davidson, Solid Waste Environmental Coordinator
(602) 258-4822

Environmental Managers, Solid Waste and Air Working Group – August 8

Location:  Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
Date:  August 8, 2019

The purpose of the working group meetings are for Tribes to learn, discuss, and empower each other on environmental issues that could assist their programs and become a unified voice at regional meetings.

For more information, contact:

Brian Davidson, Solid Waste Environmental Coordinator
(602) 258-4822

Waste Diversion Training – September

Location:  San Carlos Apache Tribe
Date:  September, 2019

This is a one day training to help you determine how much of your waste you can divert, how to calculate your diverted waste, and the status of the waste from other municipalities being diverted.

For more information, contact:

Brian Davidson, Solid Waste Environmental Coordinator
(602) 258-4822

28th Biennial AICOA Conference – October 27-29

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This year, we are expecting 400+ participants from throughout the State of Arizona to be in attendance.  We look forward to seeing you!

CLICK BELOW FOR CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Registration 

Registration Fee

$110.00 – Early Bird Registration Begins February 22, 2019 

$130.00 – Regular Registration Begins June 28, 2019 

(Early Bird Registration Ends June 27, 2019)

Mail Registration Form and Fee to:                                                                            ITCA Area Agency on Aging, Region 8                                                                        Attn: 28th Biennial AICOA Conference Registration                                                  2214 North Central Avenue, Suite 100                                                                          Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

Hotel Information 

$121.00 – Special Conference Group Rate Ends September 27, 2019  

(Not including taxes)

Sponsorship 

 

Tribal Dental Therapy Forum

On May 16, 2018, Governor Ducey signed HB 2235 into law that establishes dental therapy in Arizona and outlines requirements and permissions for dental therapists. Specific provisions in the law allow implementation of dental therapy in the Indian Health Service, Tribal, or Urban Indian Health Programs as soon as it is effective later this year in August 2018.

We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center
Wassaja Foyer 114
10438 North Fort McDowell Road
Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ 85264

Memorandum and Agenda

Tribal Dental Therapy Forum: Implementing the New Arizona Dental Therapy Law
AGENDA

HB2235 – Chaptered Version

Background and Overview of the Forum
ALIDA MONTIEL

Dental Therapy Law in Arizona
KRISTEN BOILINI

Dental Therapy Authorization Comparison by State
KRISTEN BOILINI

Panel – Vison for Incorporating Dental Therapy in ITU Dental Programs
DR. JOHN MOLINA

Panel – Vision for Incorporating Dental Therapists Into Your Program
DAN HUBER DMD

Keynote – Utilizing Dental Therapy to Improve Outcomes & Efficiencies/Guidance on Training Programs
DR. TODD HARTSFIELD

Panel – Dental Therapists as Part of the Dental Workforce Model
DR. TOM BORNSTEIN

Panel – Working With A DHAT
SAVANNAH BONORDEN

Steps to Achieve Medicaid Reimbursement
CHRISTOPHER VINYARD

Indian Health Service CHAP Expansion Update
DR. CHRISTOPHER HALLIDAY

National Indian Health Board 2018 Tribal Oral Health Assessment Results
BRETT WEBER

Alaska Dental Therapy Educational Program
DR. MARY WILLIARD

SIPI – Developing a Dental Therapy Training Program
VALERIE MONTOYA

Dental Therapy Rulemaking in AZ
WILL HUMBLE

Dental therapists linked to improved dental outcomes for Alaska Native communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

REPORT: TRIBAL DENTAL THERAPY FORUM – Implementing the New Arizona Dental Therapy Law (August 1-2, 2018)
KEVIN WHITNEY RUSSELL

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Tribal Health Steering Committee for the Phoenix Area IHS Meeting

Monday, June 25, 2018
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Poco Diablo Resort
1752 State Route 179
Sedona AZ 86336

PURPOSE: The Tribal Health Steering Committee for the Phoenix Area Indian Health Service (IHS) was officially confirmed in 1984 via a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Dr. Everett Rhodes, IHS Director, Dr. George Bluespruce, Phoenix Area IHS Director and Tribal Leaders representing the Intertribal Council of Nevada, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona and the Tribes in Utah served by Phoenix Area IHS. The Committee is comprised of elected Tribal Leaders and an Urban Indian health program representative. It provides advisement to the IHS on appropriations, policies and programs. Steering Committee meetings are open to all Tribal government and Urban Indian health program representatives. The meetings focus on American Indian health risks and policy concerns in order to discuss, prioritize and advise the Phoenix Area IHS.

Meeting Summary

Phoenix Area Strategic Plan 2018-2019
National and Phoenix Area Strategic Plan

Tribal Health Steering Committee for the Phoenix Area Indian Health Service CHARTER

Phoenix Area Health Services Master Plan

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Issue Letter
Tribal Technical Advisory Group Memo on Civil Rights Concerns

MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENTS: STATE APPROACHES IN THE PHOENIX AREA

ADDRESSING THE OPIOID CRISIS IN INDIAN COUNTRY Briefing Paper
TRIBAL OPIOID LEGISLATION – 115TH U.S. CONGRESS (2017-2018)

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