Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 8:00 AM CDT
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM CDT

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River Spirit Casino Resort 
8330 Riverside Parkway
Tulsa, OK 74137

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Yonavea Hawkins 
Southern Plains Tribal Health Board 
TEC 2017 conf

"Strength in Community, Power in Connection"
April 9-11, 2019

TPH 2019 Conference online registration will close March 20th 

Pre-conference training registration  is now open.

To reserve your room for the conference at the River Spirit Casino Resort, here's the hotel reservation link. SPTHB2019   
The room block will be held until the cut-off date, March 09, 2019
All requests for rooms will be made on an individual basis. Guests may call the Reservations Department directly at 888-748-3731 (toll free). In order to obtain the group’s special group rate of $93.00 based on single or double occupancy the guests need to identify themselves as being with 11th Annual Tribal Public Health Conference. All rates are subject to six percent (6%) resort fee.

Pre-conference Training information, all day trainings and half day trainings are available on 4/09/19.

TRAINING SESSIONS - You will be notified by email if you are placed on a waiting list. You must register for a pre-conference training if you plan on attending a training.

8:30 – 12:00       Data into Action for Tribes
Speakers: Amanda Janitz, Ph.D, Sydney Martinez, Ph.D.   
(25 Max Participants, laptop/tablet needed for hands on interaction)
The Data into Action training will focus on how to obtain data for grant opportunities and use data to conduct community needs assessments, data visualization, and working with local resources for data-related technical assistance.

8:30 – 11:30       Intro to Public Health, Transportation, SNAP and Action Planning
Speakers: Carrie Brown, MSML, Child Passenger Safety Instructor, Tabatha Harris, MA Child Passenger Safety Instructor, Jerrod Moore, Child Passenger Safety Instructor

This introduction is a culturally appropriate, a 3-hour introduction to occupant protection, action planning, child passenger safety and public health's role in transportation.

8:30-12:00             Initial Actions for Lost/Missing Person Incidents
Speaker: George Rice, National Association for Search and Rescue
Doing the right tasks, with the right resources, at the right locations in the right order saves lives and critical resources. Search is an Emergency. We advocate knowing all the right actions and doing them aggressively. This saves lives and reduces injuries. The very young and very old are especially needing field SAR services.

8:30-12:00          Grant Writing
Speakers: Chris TallBear, Aaron Williams                
(15 people max)
Our intent is to enhance tribal capacity to apply for small local and state agency grants, mid-level state, regional, and national grants.

8:30-5:00             Mental Health First Aid *(Only Men can register for this training)
Speakers: Andrew GrahamFreda CarpitcherKeasha Myrick        

(Max 25 Men Participants)
Mental Health First Aid is the initial help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before appropriate treatment is obtained. Like CPR provides help to someone whose physical health is in danger, Mental Health First Aid provides help to someone who is dealing with a mental health issue.

8:30-5:00             Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification Training 
Speakers: Julie Seward, RDH, MedTyler Daugherty, MPH, CP
(Max 20 Participants)
The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. 

8:30 – 5:00         ITEMC (Inter-Tribal Emergency Management Coalition)/Building Partnerships/Journey- (8:30-10:30), OEM Training Office/Interim Response Manager- (10:30-5:00)
Speakers: Tim Zientek, Mike Potter, and Chuck Kerns

ITEMC: This presentation will tell the story of how a Tribal Nation came to be in Oklahoma and how they have survived and built lasting relationships and partnerships with local, state, and federal governments as well as other Tribal Nations. It will also describe some of the hardships that were endured and how the Nation has overcome those hardships.

8:30-12:00             Brief Motivational Interviewing and Tobacco Interventions
Speaker: Stephen Gillaspy, Ph.D. with Stephenson Cancer Center 

(25 max participants)
This presentation will cover basic principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI), the role of MI techniques in brief tobacco interventions, and the how to implement MI techniques in brief tobacco interventions.

1:30 – 5:00         Introduction to Survey and Assessment Design
Speaker:  Ashley White, MPH
(25 max participants)
This workshop will describe, in practical terms, the process of survey design from reasons to do a survey to considerations for analysis of the data.

1:30-5:00               Grants Management 
Speaker: Kathy Burly
(15 people max)
This ‘Grants Management’ session will engage leaders, managers, and directors in a discussion of the generally accepted methods of managing a grant.  This session will discuss methods to plan and strategize time and resources for effective grant management.  Included will be discussion on accepted financial management and accounting principles as they relate to grants.  The session will conclude with grant time lines to achieve success, meet goals and objectives, and diminish confusion throughout the grant cycle.

The 2019 Sponsorship packages are available now. Email phcinfo@spthb.org to request your package. 
Thanks to our sponsors, we have been able to provide education and resources at no cost to our attendees.

If you would like to be a sponsor click here to view the sponsorship levels.