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33% of children in the United States are overweight or obese. 43% of American Indian children aged 2-4 are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. There is a greater risk for breathing problems, such as sleep apnea and asthma and social and psychological problems such as discrimination and poor self-esteem in children with obesity.
The good news is that childhood obesity can be prevented. In honor of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, ITCA encourages your family to make healthy changes together.
Taking small steps as a family can help your child stay at a healthy weight.
For more information on Childhood Obesity, visit:
For more information on healthy eating and physical activity, visit:
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information and ideas on how to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2015, visit http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/.
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
“Road to a Healthy You and Your Environment”
June 22 – 24, 2015
Marriott University Park Hotel
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:
The conference is designed for American Indian youth ages 12 to 19 years old.
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:
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:
All registration forms are due by Friday, May 29, 2015, to ITCA
Computer-Based Testing Period #4
October 19, 2015, through December 18, 2015
200 Regional Testing Centers Nationwide
In an effort to provide improved pathways for Tribal water and wastewater personnel to achieve professional certification, ITCA is offering a year-round opportunity for eligible tribal personnel to take professional certification exams through Computer-Based Testing. Advantages of Computer-Based Testing include scheduling a convenient testing date at a regional testing center at over 200 locations throughout the country, as well as immediately receiving your exam score. The Computer-Based Testing Period is a window of time in which Tribal water and wastewater utility personnel may apply and test for the following professional certifications through ITCA, independent of attending ITCA training courses. This is the fourth and final period for Computer-Based Testing during the 2015 calendar year.
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.
The Tribal Water Systems Program is excited to offer another year full of training and professional certification.
The 2015 Training & Exam Calendar is now complete and has been mailed to our Tribal contacts. If you have not received one, please contact our office.
Feel free to contact our office with general questions or for more information on a particular event.
We may be reached at (602) 258-4822.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Download the calendar by clicking on the image to the right.
We are happy to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of WIC! WIC is one of our country’s most important public health programs, and it has enriched the lives of millions of families over the years. WIC improves birth outcomes, reduces infant mortality, and prepares kids for learning.
We are excited to join with the National WIC Association in this celebration by sharing the video and print materials they created to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of WIC. They have developed short animated videos and print pieces to help illustrate what WIC does and how it helps strengthen families. Go to WICturns40.org to view these amazing materials.
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