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)

CHR ADVOCACY PACKET

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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2019 Calendar of Tribal Water and Wastewater Operator Training and Examination Events

COMING SOON!

2019 Calendar of Tribal Water and Wastewater Operator Training and Certification Examination Events

The National Tribal Water & Wastewater Operator Training Calendar is under development and is expected to be available in late January or early February 2019.  Periodic updates with listings of planned trainings and exam events will be posted on this webpage as they are confirmed.

Host Venues Wanted
If you are looking for operator trainings near you, please consider hosting a training/certification examination event in 2019.  If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact the ITCA National Tribal Water & Wastewater Operator Certification Program at (602) 258-4822.

Shown below is the current  list of training and exam events, as well as their associated dates and locations that are proposed to be offered in 2019. Please note:  the information listed here is in draft form and may be subject to change.

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Operator Training/Certification Exam Event Date Location
Computer-Based Testing 2019 year-around nationwide
Paper-Booklet Exam Session January 30, 2019 Coachella, CA
Region 9
Paper-Booklet Exam Session TBD TBD seeking host venue
Paper-Booklet Exam Session TBD TBD seeking host venue
Safe Drinking Water Act 101 Training Course TBD TBD seeking host venue
Safe Drinking Water Act 202 Training Course TBD TBD seeking host venue
Tribal Utility Management Training Course TBD TBD seeking host venue
Asset Management & CUPSS Training Course TBD TBD seeking host venue
Asset Management & CUPSS Training Course TBD TBD seeking host venue
Water Utility Worker Safety Training Course TBD TBD seeking host venue
Water Utility Worker Safety Training Course TBD TBD seeking host venue
Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Training and Certification Examination TBD TBD seeking host venue
Small Wastewater Treatment Lagoons Training TBD TBD seeking host venue
Water Loss Control Program Training TBD TBD seeking host venue
Water Distribution – Level 1 spring 2019 northern Arizona (seeking host venue)
Water Distribution – Level 1 spring 2019 Arizona-California boarder area (seeking host venue)
Water Treatment – Level 1 (private course for Alaska Native Communities) February 11-15, 2019 Kotzebue, Alaska
Water Treatment – Level 1 spring 2019 northern Arizona (seeking host venue)
Wastewater Collection – Level 1 spring 2019 TBD seeking host venue in Region 9
Wastewater Collection – Level 2 April-May 2019 Belcourt, North Dakota
Wastewater Treatment – Level 1 spring 2019 TBD seeking host venue in Region 9
Online operator trainings coming soon online
USET 2019 Tribal Utility Summit April 23-25, 2019 Verona, New York
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