Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 8:30 AM CDT
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM CDT

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River Spirit Casino Resort 
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK 74137

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Southern Plains Tribal Health Board and Oklahoma Area Tribal Epidemiology Center 
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"Public Health Evolution
in Indian Country" 
Special Invitation: The conference is open to everyone and there is no registration fee, however the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board encourages participation from Tribal Elders, Tribal Health Programs, Tribal Leaders, Public Health Professionals, and Native American community-based health service providers.



Data into Action and Proposal Development are now filled.

If you have registered for the conference and plan to attend the pre-conference training you must also register for the training and select the training you are attending.
Space is limited for some trainings.

NOW FILLED -- 8:30 am to 12:00 pm -- Data into Action for Tribes: (Open to 25 attendees) bring laptop/tablet for hands on interaction.

NOW FILLED --1:30 pm to 5:00 pm -- Proposal Development for American Indian Communities: (Open to 25 attendees) bring laptop/tablet for hands on interaction.  Please Note: This training will continue on April 12 from 1:15 pm to 5:00 pm. 

8:30 am to 5:00 pm -- Public Health Accreditation: "Not Just a Bunch of Rules Telling You What to Do". 

8:30 am to12:00 pm -- Tribal Avatar Simulation Training: Building skills to support tribal youth engaged in risky and problematic behavior (Open to 30 attendees) bring laptop/tablet for hands on interaction.  

1:30 pm to 5:00 pm -- Survey Design and Administration in Public Health Practice. 

8:30 am to 5:00 pm -- Veterans Administration Training: Part 1 - Initial Claims; Part 2 - Mental Health Treatment. 

Pre-Conference Training Information 

Register for the Pre-Conference Training on April 11th

Registering will let us know which training you are attending as space is limited on some trainings. 

You will be notified by email from Patricia Yarholar if space is not available. Even if you have registered for the conference you must register for a pre-conference training.

Keynote and Plenary Speakers
at the Conference on April 12th and 13th

April 12th
Keynote Speaker --
Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA, Director of the Urban Indian Health Institute in Seattle, Washington: "Strength From Our Grandmothers"

Plenary Speaker – Sylvia Garcia, Center for Medicaid Services: "Understanding Medicare"

Plenary Speaker -- Albert Pooley, MSW, MPA Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (NAFFA): "Strengthening Families"

April 13th
Keynote Speaker
-- Dr. Joyce Hunter, Deputy Director at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities: Cardiovascular physiologist and award winning administrator, recognized expert on NIH extramural policies and has an extensive program and scientific review administration.

Plenary Speaker – Ponka-We Victors, MPA, Tohono-O’odham Nation- Kansas House of Representatives: "American Indian Health and State Issues"

Plenary Speaker –Daryl Tonemah, PhD, The Tonemah Consulting Group: "A New Season In Native America"


9th Annual Tribal Public Health Conference Draft Agenda
Breakout Topics

Behavioral Health
Environmental & Occupational Health
Public Health & Prevention
Health Policy
Maternal & Child Health
Youth Health Promotion
Health Equity
Men’s Health & Wellness
Chronic Disease Prevention
Oral Health
- offering 1 Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Hour for Kathy Phipps breakout session on April 12th. Click on blue link for more information on How To Print CDE Certificates

 *Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative – (Grantees only)
*Methamphetamine & Suicide Prevention Initiative – (Grantees only)

2017 TPH Conference Agenda-At a Glance

This year’s conference will feature a Poster Session and Health Informational Booths (information below).

All attendees are invited to the Cultural Evening Event on April 12.

Poster Sessions
On behalf of the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board and the Oklahoma Area Tribal Epidemiology Center, you are invited to present your research at the 9th Annual Oklahoma AreaTribal Epidemiology Center Tribal Public Health Conference.

Research will be presented in a poster format on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017, at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, OK.Those presenting in all arenas of research pertaining to American Indian Health are encouraged to apply by 5pm CST on March 16th, 2017.

Should you have any questions pertaining to the Research Poster Session, please feel free to contact Sucharat Tayarachakul at stayarachakul@spthb.org or Jenifer Littlesun at jlittlesun@spthb.org

*All poster session presenters must register and email your abstracts to stayarachakul@spthb.org or jlittlesun@spthb.org 


Hotel Information
River Spirit Casino Resort 
8330 Riverside Parkway, Tulsa, OK 74137

For room reservations: please call the hotel or email reservations@riverspirittulsa.com or call 888-748-3731 (toll free).

METHOD OF PAYMENT - Individual guests will be responsible for making their own room reservations, that include tax and incidentals with a major credit card or debit card.

The room block will be held until March 12, 2017. In order to obtain your special group rate, the guest need to identify the 9th Annual Tribal Public Health Conference.

GROUP ROOM RATES - We are pleased to offer the following group room rates based on single or double occupancy. All rates are subject to six percent (6%) Tribal tax.
Single Rate: $89.00  Double Rate: $89.00

INDIVIDUAL GUEST (CHECK IN/CHECK OUT) - Check in time is after 4:00 p.m. and check out is 11:00 a.m. Late checkouts are subject to a penalty fee of room and room tax for an additional evening. If guests arrive before their room is ready or their departure is later than the 11am checkout, the RESORT Bell Desk will be happy to store luggage for guests’ convenience. A major credit card or debit card is mandatory at time of check-in for incidentals.

GROUP ARRIVALS - It is understood guests will arrive and depart the RESORT on an individual basis, check in directly at the RESORT's front desk.

INDIVIDUAL GUEST ROOM CANCELLATION POLICY - Individual cancellations inside 72 hours of arrival shall forfeit any room deposit (if applicable), or be billed for one night’s room and tax. In addition, one night’s room and tax will be billed for   guest who fails to check-in on the scheduled arrival date. Any remaining nights of a “no-show” reservation will be canceled and all deposits forfeited. 
NO PETS ALLOWED IN RESORT             ___________________________________________

Registration for a Vendor booth is now closed!

Vendor Information

Set-up time 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM on April 12th and April 13th. Tear down time 5:00 PM on April 12th and April 13th. Upon arrival all Exhibitors need to sign in at the Registration Booth at the Event Center for booth assignment and donated item drop off.

Each booth will have 1 table and 2 chairs. Tables are 8 ft. long. Wi-Fi is available.

Booth Fees:
$40.00 for 1 day plus a donated item; fee includes lunch for 2 for one day. 
$80.00 for 2 days plus a donated item; fee includes lunch for 2 for two days. 
Booth fee is non-refundable send booth fee and form by April 1st to reserve.

Booths will be assigned by type of booth and when payment and registration form are received.

Only 25 booths will be available for this event. Please call us for instructions if you want to have booth items shipped to the hotel. Vendor walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

To reserve your booth space, payment must be recieved by April 1st, checks or money orders payable to: SPTHB

Mailing address to send payment to: PO Box 5826 Edmond, OK 73083

For more booth information, please call Janice Black at (405) 652-9209 or email: jblack@spthb.org

Register for a booth space!