TPH 2018 Conference April 25th-26th, 2018
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Pre-Conference Training April 24th, 2018
Pre-conference training registration is still open!
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The TPH 2018 conference, is a collaboration with 7th Generation and the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board. Register to reserve your spot to hear great speakers and attend breakout sessions about current tribal public health topics that impact our native communities.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 8:30 AM CDT
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM CDT

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National Center for Employee Development 
2801 East State Hwy 9
Norman, OK, OK 73071

Phone: 405-447-9000   Website:

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If you have registered for the conference and plan to attend a pre-conference training please register for the pre-training of your choice on the link above. All day trainings and half day trainings are available. Seating is limited for some trainings. Below are the training descriptions and above is the link for registering for a trainin.


8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Basic Life Support Certification Training (Open to 15 attendees) 
Presented by Julie Seward and Tyler Daugherty

8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Basic Tobacco Intervention Skills Certification for Native Communities (Open to 24 attendees) This training is full.
Presented by Freda Carpitcher

8:00 am to 5:00 pm - Radical Resilience:Transfroming Stress into Yes! 
This workshop is designed for both personal growth and professional development through learning and applying holistic approaches to stress management and self-care.  While nourishing your own body, mind and spirit, you will learn and experience The Art of Self-Health which includes simple integrative skills and practices for increasing energy, effectiveness, enjoyment, and resilience to STRESS. Presented by Carol LaRue.

8:00 am to 5:00 pm - The Good Road of Life
The Good Road of Life (GRL) is a culture and resilience based curriculum based upon the dissertation study of Dr. Clayton Small (Northern Cheyenne) completed at Gonzaga University. The Good Road of Life is designed to assist Native men, women, youth and organizations to address challenges to personal and organizational wellness including grief-losses, forgiveness, sobriety, spirituality, violence prevention, communication skills, healthy relationships, suicide prevention, action planning and team-trust building. Participants will learn strategies to replicate the curriculum process in their communities. Presented by Dr. David Small.


HALF DAY TRAINING SESSIONS (morning and/or afternoon)

Morning Trainings
8:00 am to 12:00 pm - Treatment & Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Combat Veterans, and Importance of Art and Ceremony in Addressing Historical Trauma  
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury presented by Shannon Thomas during the first part of the morning session followed by Addressing Historical Trauma presented in the last half of the morning session by Steve Barse.

8:00 am to 12:00 pm - Adverse Childhood Experiences and Prevention Planning  - This training is full.
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic experiences, including abuse, neglect and a range of household dysfunction such as witnessing domestic violence, or growing up with substance abuse, mental illness, parental discord, or crime in the home. ACEs are strongly related to development and prevalence of a wide range of health problems, including substance abuse, throughout the lifespan. Because ACEs are common and strongly related to a variety of substance abuse and related behavioral health outcomes, prevention of ACES and early identification of those who experience ACEs could prevent a number of negative consequences and have a significant impact on a range of critical health problems. Presented by Marie Cox and LaShonda Williamson-Jennings from CAPT Southwest Resource Team

8:00 am to 12:00 pm - Emergency Management 
The purpose of Partnership is to provide guidance for Agencies and tribes to develop sustainable all hazard comprehensive approaches to terrorism and Homeland Security initiatives, and an all hazard emergency management approach that emphasizes both inter and intra jurisdictional cooperation to maximize resources in mutual aid, training, exercises, planning, and equipping. Presented by Mike Potter, Oklahoma State Depart of Health.

Afternoon Trainings
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Data into Action for Tribes: (Open to 25 attendees) 
This training is two half days 4/24 and 4/25
The Association of American Indian Physicians, with expert consultants, offers this free one day training on how to access and utilize available data for local level public health action under a cooperative agreement with the CDC. The DIA training will focus on how to obtain data for grant opportunities and use data to conduct community needs assessments. Participants need to bring a laptop with internet capability and a health topic for developing a community assessment for hands on training with individual guidance. Presented by AAIP, Amanda Janitz, PhD; Sydney Martinez, PhD, University of Oklahoma College of Public Health.

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Gateway Cardiovascular/Diabetes Chronic Self-Management
The goal of this session is to introduce the Gateway Cardiovascular and Diabetes Self-Management Workshop as an Evidence Based, Low-Cost Peer Led Program that empowers participants to reduce negative behaviors as well as empowers suffers to better manage their condition. Gateway is a fun program that encourages Socialization, Problem-Solving and Decision Making Techniques, Communication Skills, and Action Planning through the adoption of proactive self-management.
Presented by Dr. David Lee.


NCED Hotel Reservation Information:

Cutoff date for goverment rates is April 2nd, 2018

Guaranteed Reservations: All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods.  Check in time is 3:00 pm and check out time is 12:00 pm. Room availabilty before 3:00 pm is not guaranteed. Additional fees apply for late check out after 12:00 pm. 

Method of Reservations: Reservations for the Event will be made by individual attendees directly with Marriott Conference Center at NCED’s front desk at (405) 447-9000, Ext.0 with reference Group Code 7346
Online reservation link:  Complimentary: Access to the hotel's Health & Wellness Area, featuring full size gymnasium, tennis courts, outdoor saltwater swimming pool, indoor walking trails and much more!

Exhibitor Booth Space Information: We have reached the maximum for vendors. A waiting list has been started. Thank you.
 Booth Fee:
-$75.00 for 1 day plus a donated item; fee includes lunch for 2 for one day.

-$150.00 for 2 days plus a donated item; fee includes lunch for 2 for two days.
Please make checks or money orders payable to:
P.O. Box 5826
Edmond, OK  73083     
*NO CASH ACCEPTED* Booth fee is non-refundable

Send your registration form and payment by April 6, 2018 (check or money order) to reserve your booth space. Booth space is limited.

Exhibitor Information:
-Set-up time 7:00 AM to 7:45 AM on April 25th and April 26th. Tear down time 4:00 PM on April 25th and April 26th
-Loading area is on the north end of NCED building next to the parking lot.

-Each booth will have 1 table and 2 chairs. Tables are 6 feet long, No electricity.
-Upon arrival, all exhibitors need to sign in at the registration table for booth assignment and donated item drop off.
-Booths will be assigned by type of booth and when completed registration form and payment are received. 

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.