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  Community Wellness Forum
California Tribal/Urban
Indian Health Care Conference

This annual conference, hosted by the Department of Family and Community Health Services is usually held in May or June.

Goal: Enhance and strengthen local efforts focused in the area of prevention. This forum is designed to provide education and networking opportunities among Tribal/Urban healthcare programs. The focus is the local community, promoting what works and sharing your success with others. Come expecting to build partnerships, gain knowledge and re-energize yourself in promoting community based health and wellness.  

Audience: This health and wellness forum and training has been made open to all Public Health Nurses, Clinic Nurses, Diabetes Coordinators, Dietitians, Nutritionists, Outreach Workers, Community Health Representatives, Health Promotion Specialists, Fitness Specialists, Tobacco Cessation Program Coordinators, Substance Abuse Coordinators, Behavioral Health Specialists and others interested in integrating “Promising Practices” in health promotion, disease prevention, chronic disease and behavioral health.

Sample Topics

  • The latest Information about Immunizations for both Adult and Children
  • Strategies we can use to help prevent injuries
  • Drug & alcohol prevention interventions in your community
  • How to work with women in distress
  • Updates on HIV and pharmaceutical regulations
  • Strategies to improve Motivational behavior with your clients
  • How to educate on and prevent tobacco use
  • Diabetes Prevention & Interventions
  • Community Coalitions and Partnerships

Continuing Education Units are available for all eligible participants for this conference.  The Conference sponsored by the California Rural Indian Health Board, and the California Area Indian Health Service. Registration is free and scholarships are available on a limited basis for lodging.  A conference registration packet is sent out around March. For additional information or to get on our mailing list you can contact Stacey Kennedy or Barbara Hart at the California Rural Indian Health Board 916.929.9761 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nutrition Council of Californian Indian Clinics Annual Meeting

This annual conference, hosted by the Department of Family and Community Health Services is usually held in May or June in conjunction with the Community Wellness Forum.

The Nutrition Council was formed in 1987 to help facilitate the networking and some continuing education of nutritionists who work within 638 Contract facilities in California. The group plans and implements a yearly meeting/training for nutritionists. The goal of the annual meeting has been to promote quality nutritional care through California Native American communities. This is accomplished by providing the nutritionist with orientation, education, insights and examples of effective nutritional programs for the Native American communities.

Goals: to promote quality nutrition care throughout California Native American Communities by supporting the continuing education and communication of the nutritionist who work in the Native American communities. This is accomplished by providing the nutritionists with orientation, education, insights and examples of effective nutritional programs. The council is made up of nutritionists and/or dietitians, nurses, exercise specialists, and other health care staff workingin Native American agencies throughout the state of California and funded by the Indian Health Service (I.H.S.).


NCCIC MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

The Council is made up of dietitians and other nutrition providers who pay dues ($40/individual/year) from throughout the state of California working in IHS funded and Native American health organizations. Annual dues enable the NCCIC to conduct an annual meeting/conference featuring invited speakers addressing a variety of nutrition and health care issues pertaining to Native Americans. There will also be a minimum of 4 conference calls throughout the year to discuss WIC issues, the upcoming annual NCCIC meeting, and other networking projects. To become a member you may include the annual dues in with your meeting registration fee. Please contact Stacey Kennedy for more information or a copy of the NCCIC membership roster.

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