Share The Road

At the invitation of the tribe, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) Trial Epidemiology Center (TEC) will coordinate a Share the Road training with the tribe and the Arizona Department of Public Safety (ADPS).  ADPS will deliver the 4-hour instruction on driving strategies near commercial vehicles to tribal staff and community members, including teen drivers.

The following topics will be emphasized through presentations, videos and a commercial vehicle tour.

1. Introduction, History and Facts
2. Types of vehicles on the Road
3. Factors that determine stopping distance
4. Don’t cut off trucks
5. Stay our of the blind spots
6. Following distances
7. Trucks make wide turns
8. Moving off the Road—Move over law
9. Curbing distracted driving

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Traffic Incident Management for Responders

The Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Course was developed through the Strategic Highway Research Program and is administered through the Federal Highway Administration. This four-hour program is provided by the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. and uses a multiple-discipline perspective to train first responders within tribal governments in Arizona how to operate more efficiently and collectively. This unique course for first responders promotes a shared understanding of the requirements for safe, quick clearance at traffic incident scenes; prompt, reliable and open communications; and motorist and responder safeguards. The TIM training program focuses on a response effort that protects motorists and responders while minimizing the impact on traffic flow, including detecting, verifying and responding to incidents; clearing the incident scene; and restoring traffic flow.

Target Audience
To be effective, this course requires a mix of disciplines, including law enforcement, fire, transportation, emergency medical services, public safety, towing and recovery, public works, and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) disciplines.

Registration
To schedule training, contact Esther Corbett at Esther.Corbett@itcaonline.com or Nathan Nixon at Nathan.Nixon@itcaonline.com.

Local Air Quality News

 

Navajo Nation Witnesses Changing Landscape: Growing Sand Dunes

 

U.S. requires Arizona and New Mexico plant owners to reduce emissions at Four Corners Power Plant on Navajo Nation

 

Revised Air Pollution Plan for an Arizona Coal-Fired Plant Spurs Debate

 

‘Polluted Parks’ Analysis Finds Southwestern National Parks Among Worst in Air Quality

 

Report: Valley’s air quality suffers, drought blamed

 

Valley Fever: What In The Haboob Am I Talking About?

 

American Lung Association State of the Air 2015 – Arizona

 

EPA awards $1.2 million brownfields grants to three Arizona communities

 

Phoenix Ranks 11th on EPA’s Energy Star Top Cities List

National Air Quality News

 

FACT SHEET: White House Launches American Business Act on Climate Pledge

 

The Administration Takes a Big Step in Addressing Climate-Damaging HFCs

 

In Perspective: the Supreme Court’s Mercury and Air Toxics Rule Decision

 

EPA: Launching a New Era of State, Tribal, Local and International Partnerships

 

EPA announces availability of $1 million for tribes to upgrade diesel engines

 

September 2015 Tribal Environmental Working Group Meetings

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) is coordinating and facilitating the Tribal Environmental Working Group Meetings in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Northern Arizona University-North Phoenix Campus located off of Interstate 17 and Greenway Road.  The Tribal Air Quality Working Group Meeting (TAQWGM) and Tribal Solid Waste Working Group Meeting (TSWWGM) will be held concurrently on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. The Tribal Environmental Mangers Working Group Meeting (TEMWGM) will occur the next day on Thursday, September 17, 2015. You are welcome to attend all meetings.

CLICK HERE: Registration Form

Click here: First Announcement – Tribal Environmental Managers Working Group Meeting

Click here: Tentative Agenda – TEMWGM

Click here: First Announcement – Tribal Air Quality Working Group Meeting

Click here: Tentative Agenda – TAQWGM

Air Quality Publications

Dusty the Asthma Goldfish          Get To Know CO Alarms Comic

Carbon Monoxide Deaths Fact Sheet          Effects of Common Air Pollutants

Basic Radon Facts          Asthma Prevention

Asthma Fact Sheet          10 Steps to Making Your Home Asthma-Friendly

Get Rid of Mold          Asthma and Outdoor Air Pollution

Asthma & Allergies          Age Healthier Breathe Easier

What If We Kept Our Cars Parked          What If We Drove Our Most Efficient Car

Healthy Homes Brochure          Healthy Homes Action Card

The Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act

Wet Wood is a Waste

Cleaning to Controll Allergies & Asthma

Carbon Monoxide the Invisible Killer

Charcoal Grill Safety Tips

 

Request for Proposals 16-01 Graphic Design

ITCA is accepting proposals from companies for professional graphic design services.

Graphic Design Request for Proposals 16-01

Graphic Design RFP16-01 Responses to Bidders’ Questions

Request for Proposal 16-02 Printing Services

ITCA is accepting proposals from companies for printing services.

Printing Request for Proposals 16-02

Printing RFP 16-02 Amendment#1
Printing RFP 16-02 Amendment#2
Printing RFP 16-02 Responses to Bidders’Questions

Pesticide Safety Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmrkVFk_YxA

Pesticide Safety Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53K3IPnUjdU

World Breastfeeding Week

August 1-7, 2015

Every August, ITCA WIC highlights the importance of promoting, protecting, and supporting breastfeeding by celebrating World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month. The theme this year is Breastfeeding and Work – Let’s Make it Work! The theme is focused on recognizing and promoting lactation support in the work place.

Worldwide, more than 170 countries celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. At the community level, ITCA WIC clinics will be hosting health fairs, community walking and running events, and breastfeeding talking circles. Activities and events will help spread awareness about the importance of breastfeeding and the risks of not breastfeeding, along with supporting moms in the workplace.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, both babies and mothers gain many benefits from breastfeeding. Human milk provides the most complete form of nutrition for infants. Breast milk is easy to digest and offers breastfeeding infants protection against bacterial and viral infections. Research indicates that women who breastfeed may have lower rates of certain breast and ovarian cancers. Breastfeeding also helps mother’s health and healing following childbirth.

For more information about ITCA WIC’s support of World Breastfeeding Week or a local agency’s planned activities, please contact Claresa Bedonie at (602)-307-1510, or email claresa.bedonie@itcaonline.com. For more information and ideas on how to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2015, visit http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/.

United States Department of Agricultural (USDA) National Breastfeeding Week Proclamation 

EPA Office of Air and Radiation Tribal Air

http://www.epa.gov/air/tribal/index.html

EPA Region 9 Tribal Program

http://www.epa.gov/region9/tribal/

Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)

http://www4.nau.edu/itep/

National Tribal Air Association (NTAA)

http://www.ntaatribalair.org/

Information for Bidders

ITCA Contractual Provisions

ITCA Reporting Forms

DAARS Short Form Intake Document (SFID) -   Congregate Meals / Respite / Home Delivered Meals / Personal Care / Housekeeping

Short Form Intake Document

Congregate Meals Nutritional Assessment (5 pages)

 

Caregiver Reporting Forms

Non-Registered Form

Registered Form

 

Long Term Care / Ombudsman

Monthly Ombudsman Data Collection Form

Time Sheet for Staff and Volunteers(NEW)

Case Complaint Form

 

Public Benefit Outreach Project Form

Client Contact Form

State Health Insurance Program Public and Media Activity Form

Senior Medicare Patrol Outreach Event Tracking Form updated form

 

Social Services Report Form – Enhance Fitness / Transportation / Socialization & Recreation

FY 2016 Social Services Report (SSR) Form

 

2015 Tribal Operator of the Year Award

Nomination Period Closed

The National Tribal Water & Wastewater Operator Certification Program, brought to you by the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA), is seeking nominations for the 2015 “Tribal Operator of the Year” Award. The purpose of this award is to formally recognize an outstanding and well-deserving water/wastewater system operator, whose commitment and dedication to providing safe drinking water or adequate sanitation to Tribal communities has directly lead to the protection of public health and the environment.

The selection will be made by the ITCA Program’s Advisory Committee based on a review of each nomination description provided on the nomination form.

If you have any questions, please contact any member of the Tribal Water Systems Program by phone at (602) 258-4822.

Invitation for Public Comment on WIC

ITCA is holding its annual public comment period for WIC from June 11, 2015 to July 10, 2015. You are invited to comment on the program and to assist in identifying opportunities to improve services.
Invitation for Public Comment

26th Annual Arizona Indian Council on Aging Conference

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino

September 15 & 16 2015

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The purpose of the 26th Annual AICOA Conference is to promote healthy practices and socialization as a means to advancing the well-being of American Indian elders, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers.

Conference Theme: Native Elders Aging with Dignity through Better Health

 

***AICOA CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED***

 

AICOA CONFERENCE – GENERAL INFORMATION

26th Annual Conference Agenda At-A-Glance

Raffle Items

 

AICOA CONFERENCE – NOMINATION  FORMS

26th Annual Elder Nomination Form

26th Annual Recognition Nomination Process

26th Annual Senior Prom Nomination Form

 

AICOA CONFERENCE –  APPLICATIONS

26th Annual Sponsorship Application Form

26th Annual AICOA Conference Volunteer Application

26th Annual Vendor/Exhibitor Application Form

Gila River Business License Application

 

26TH ANNUAL AICOA CONFERENCE SPONSORS:

 

Eagle Sponsorship

Colorado River Indian Tribe

Ak-chin Indian Community

 Gila River Indian Community

Bear Sponsorship

 

Turtle Sponsorship

Tohono O’odham Tribe

Salt River Senior & Disability

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Helping Hands Sponsorship

Hualapai Tribe

Strickland & Strickland

Gila River Telecommunication Inc.

Ak-chin Farms

Tohono O’odham Utility

Hopi Elderly Committee

HWAL Bay Ba J Enterprise

8th Annual Arizona American Indian Youth Conference on Health and the Environment

“Road to a Healthy You and Your Environment”
June 22 – 24, 2015
Marriott University Park Hotel
Tucson, Arizona

Purpose

The Eighth Annual Arizona American Indian Youth Conference on Health and the Environment will provide information to motivate and encourage youth to take responsibility for their overall health and become better stewards of their environment.

Objectives and Activities

During the conference, youth will:

  • Learn about health promotion and making healthy choices through fun and interactive workshops;
  • Bring awareness that people’s health and well-being are directly connected to how we all treat the land, air and water;
  • Prepare for higher education and become oriented to the University of Arizona

Target Audience

The conference is designed for American Indian youth ages 12 to 19 years old.

Location

The conference will be held at the Marriott University Park Hotel located at 880 E. Second Street, Tucson, Arizona 85719.

For more information about the conference location, visit the website at:

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tusup-tucson-marriott-university-park

Registration

The conference is open to the first 100 youth with paid registrations. Complete the following required forms (MSWord or PDF) and return to the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA), along with payment:

  • Group Registration (Chaperones must include their names on the registration form)
  • Youth and Parent/Guardian Release Form (Must be signed by youth and parent/guardian)
  • Emergency Contact Information Form (Must be signed by parent/guardian)
  • Chaperone Release Form (Must be signed by chaperone)

All registration forms are due by Friday, May 29, 2015, to ITCA

NAWMA New Mexico Chapter Meeting, September 10, 2015, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

Click Here: Announcement, Agenda and Registration

Native American Water Masters Association (NAWMA)
New Mexico Chapter Meeting

September 10, 2015
Hosted by the Pueblo of Santa Ana
AMERIND Training Center
502 Cedar Drive
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico 87009

The NAWMA meetings serve as a forum for Tribal water operators to share and discus matters concerning their Tribal drinking water systems and for learning more about compliance with federal safe drinking water regulations.  Additionally, NAWMA meetings serve as a gateway to customized technical assistance.  The NAWMA New Mexico Chapter Meeting is your workgroup forum and all input and suggestions are welcomed.

Paper-Booklet Testing Session No. 3, September 11, 2015, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

Registration is Now Closed

Paper-Booklet Testing Session No. 3

September 11, 2015
AMERIND Training Center
502 Cedar Drive
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico 87004

In an effort to provide improved pathways for Tribal water and wastewater system operators to achieve professional certification, ITCA is offering a third Paper-Booklet Testing Session of 2015. A Paper-Booklet Testing Session provides Tribal water and wastewater utility personnel the opportunity to apply and test for professional certifications through ITCA, independent of attending ITCA training courses.  Prior approval is required.

Safe Drinking Water Act 101: Basics and Consumer Confidence Reporting Training, RESCHEDULED TO: September 21-23, 2015, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

Click Here: Announcement and Registration

Safe Drinking Water Act 101: Basics and Consumer Confidence Reporting Training

September 21-23, 2015

AMERIND Training Center
502 Cedar Drive
Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico 87004

The Safe Drinking Water Act 101 training course will explore the regulatory structures of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) as it pertains to Tribal water systems.  Course subjects covered include:  SDWA history; regulatory framework and enforcement (including the nexus between the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Water Act); Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) and water quality constituents of concern; compliance monitoring requirements; interpreting and reporting sample results; and SDWA rules such as the Public Notice, Total Coliform, Lead & Copper, Groundwater, and Arsenic rules.  The Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) rule will also be covered extensively.

Yogurt and Whole Wheat Pasta, Fresh Fruit and Veggies for Infants, now available on WIC!

Effective April 1, 2015, ITCA WIC added yogurt and whole wheat pasta to the foods available on WIC! Women and children participating in WIC will be able to purchase a 32 ounce container of a variety of plain or flavored yogurt. Loaded with calcium, vitamin D and protein, yogurt can be used for parfaits with fruit and cereal, as a dip for fruit or as a topping to tacos. Whole wheat pasta will be allowed as an option in addition to the whole wheat bread or tortillas, corn tortillas or brown rice currently offered. Whole wheat pasta is loaded with fiber and is so versatile- it can be used in soups, macaroni salads or pasta dishes.

Parents will be happy to hear that babies 9 months and older will have the option to receive a check for up to $8 in fresh fruit and veggies if their child is developmentally ready for finger foods! This allows parents to provide appropriate foods for their baby’s age.
Whole Wheat Pasta with Vegetables and CheeseYogurt parfait