Tribal Stories of Health and the Environment
A FORUM TO SHARE HOW ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES AFFECT THE HEALTH OF TRIBAL PEOPLE
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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.
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.
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.
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The Tribal Stories of Health and the Environment is sponsored by:
- The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc
- The Ak-Chin Indian Community
- The Tohono O'odham Nation
- The Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center
- The National Insitute of Environmental Health Sciences
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
Please contact Marti Lindsey, email@example.com, 520-626-3692 for more information.