Tribal Stories of Health and the Environment

A FORUM TO SHARE HOW ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES AFFECT THE HEALTH OF TRIBAL PEOPLE


Full Agenda - pdf download

When: April 16, 2015 – 8am to 3pm

Where: Conference Meeting Rooms at the Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, 7350 S. Nogales Highway, Tucson, AZ

Sponsored by:  the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., the Ak-Chin Indian Community, the Tohono O’odham Nation,
and the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center at the College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona

Who Should Attend:  Tribal Environmental and Health Care Professionals

Registration: This is a free event.

Funding assistance: may be available to help individuals who want to attend but have very limited travel funds. Funds may be requested for one night at the hotel and or mileage for those coming from a long distance.

To request assistance with lodging and/or mileage costs, apply by sending a request form, found here, to Marti Lindsey at lindsey@pharmacy.arizona.edu or by fax to 520-626-2466.

Purposes: An open forum for environmental and health care professionals where ideas and views on environmental health issues can be exchanged which will allow participants to:

  • Discuss how the environment affects the health of native people who live in Arizona, such health problems as asthma, cancer, and illnesses related to environmental exposures
  • Share their health and environmental concerns with representatives of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), who may use the information to create funding mechanisms for information, outreach and research to assist tribes combat health effects related to environmental exposures
  • Learn about the resources of the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, the National Tribal Air Associations, and the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc, for information, technical assistance, education and research

 

Agenda: April 16, 2015

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8:00 – 9:00 am        Welcome, Opening Prayer and Remarks

9:00 – 9:20am         Cultural Connections to the Environment

9:20 – 10:20 am      Water and Human Health

10:20 – 10:30 am     BREAK

10:30 – 11:30 am     Air Quality, Pesticides and Respiratory Illnesses

11:30 – 12:20 pm     Lunch provided - working lunch

Climate Change & Epidemiology

12:20 – 1:00 pm       How the Environment Affects Health

1:00 – 1:45 pm         Environmental Health Resources

1:45 – 2:30 pm         Roundtable

2:30 – 3:00 pm        Closing Prayer and Remarks

Lodging for the Tribal Stories of Health and the Environment have been arranged at the Desert Diamond Casino & Entertainment Hotel.

Directions and information for Desert Diamond Casino:

They have given us a preferred room rate of $99 per night, which is the federal rate and includes breakfast.

Click Here for the flyer about the lodging arrangements. Reservations may also be made by calling 877-777-4212 or 520-342-3012. Refer to Tribal Forum for Health & The Environment room block.

**Remember to tell them you are with the Tribal Conference for Health & the Environment event.

The Tribal Stories of Health and the Environment is sponsored by:

                                 

                

                               

Organized by the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center as part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Annual Meeting

Funding assistance may be available to help individuals who want to attend but have very limited travel funds. Assitance can be requested to cover one night at the hotel and/or mileage for those coming from a long distance.

Deadline: April 1, 2015, request assistance with lodging and/or mileage costs

To request assistance with lodging and/or mileage costs, apply by sending a request form, found here, to Marti Lindsey at lindsey@pharmacy.arizona.edu or by fax to 520-626-2466.

Please contact Marti Lindsey, lindsey@pharmacy.arizona.edu, 520-626-3692 for more information.