Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

HSAG Webinar: SSI/SSDI: Similar but Very Different

Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG) Behavioral Health Educational Webinar Series:

SSI/SSDI:Similar but Very Different

Insufficient resources often lead to crisis and inpatient admission, yet approval for and maintenance of these benefits is confusing and overwhelming: How Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are alike and different; application, approval, and denial processes and tips.

Registration Questions

Cheryl Angotti
Project Coordinator, HSAG
cangotti2@hsag.com | 602.801.6916

Additional Resources and Information: www.hsag.com/behavioralhealth

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Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Communication in Serious Illness Train the Trainer

This Free 5.5 hour workshop trains physicians, nurses and social workers to facilitate the 2.5 hour Communication in Serious Illness workshop. This session will review a system to identify appropriate patients, training and coaching resources for clinicians, a prompt for clinicians to conduct serious illness conversations at the right time, how to use a short, simple Serious Illness Conversation Guide, suggestions to help patients discuss preferences about their care with families, and a system for documenting personalized care goals and priorities.

Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
2800 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1450
Phoenix, AZ 85004

More Info: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57684fb7579fb3ab7145720c/t/5af5b9e4352f5349f3f14e49/1526053351362/Flyer+for+5.5+Hour+TTT+Training.pdf

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Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Communication in Serious Illness Train the Trainer

This Free 5.5 hour workshop trains physicians, nurses and social workers to facilitate the 2.5 hour Communication in Serious Illness workshop. This session will review a system to identify appropriate patients, training and coaching resources for clinicians, a prompt for clinicians to conduct serious illness conversations at the right time, how to use a short, simple Serious Illness Conversation Guide, suggestions to help patients discuss preferences about their care with families, and a system for documenting personalized care goals and priorities.

Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
2800 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1450
Phoenix, AZ 85004

More Info: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57684fb7579fb3ab7145720c/t/5af5b9e4352f5349f3f14e49/1526053351362/Flyer+for+5.5+Hour+TTT+Training.pdf

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Oct
11
8:00 AM08:00

2018 5th Annual Arizona Health Equity Conference

Annual Arizona Health Equity Conference

Building Bridges: Connecting Communities in Research, Practice, & Policy

The Theme for 2018: Equitable Access to Care for All

Desert Willow Conference Center, Phoenix, AZ

Conference Website

You’ll have an opportunity to hear from our keynote speaker, Flavio F. Marsiglia, Ph.D, founder of ASU’s Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC).SIRC has produced an impressive and diverse portfolio of evidence-based interventions with a high level of impact in advancing health equity among minority populations.

Following the keynote address, a panel of community leaders will discuss the social and cultural barriers seen in the populations they serve in order to provide access to care and health equity.

After lunch, participants will then have the opportunity to engage in breakout sessions focusing on clinical, research, prevention or policy.

Attendees include physicians, nurses, researches, clinicians, public health professionals, community health workers, social workers, non-profit partners and many more!

Registration is open ($50 - $100). Reserve your seat today with our special deals on early bird pricing! Early bird rate will end on August 31, 2018.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-5th-annual-arizona-health-equity-conference-tickets-47433982318

 

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Oct
3
8:00 AM08:00

The 90th Annual Arizona Public Health Association's Fall Conference & Members Meeting

Registration is now open for our 90th Annual Fall Conference & Annual Members Meeting on October 3, 2018 at the Desert Willow Conference Center. at 4340 E Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix AZ 85040.

Our 90th Annual Fall Conference and Meeting: Integrating Care to Improve Public Health Outcomes: Primary Care | Behavioral Health | Public Health will explore efforts currently underway to integrate primary care and behavioral health, like AHCCCS' Complete Care Model and the Targeted Investment program which supports health care provider's to move toward greater integration of primary care and behavioral health.

We'll also explore the latest academic research that evaluates the outcomes of co-located and integrated models of behavioral care as part of primary care and evidence-based toolkits to assist practices including ways to measure progress. 

We’ll conduct our AzPHA Annual Meeting over a delicious buffet lunch followed by our keynote address from the American Public Health Association President Joseph Telfair, DRPH, MSW, MPH.  In our afternoon sessions, we’ll learn about new initiatives to work with managed care in two key areas that impact health outcomes: tobacco use and housing & homelessness.

We’ll close with a panel discussion with key leaders among Arizona’s Managed Care Organizations and Provider Organizations as they discuss priorities and strategies for integrating primary and behavioral health care and improving outcomes in Arizona.

After the conference we'll have a hosted reception as we celebrate AzPHA’s 90th Anniversary!

Check out our Agenda and Sponsorship Opportunities and register at www.azpha.org

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Sep
29
8:00 AM08:00

12th Annual Arizona Asthma & Allergy Conference

Wheezing & Sneezing in the Desert

Mayo Clinic Hospital - Education Center located at 5777 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85054

The Arizona & Allergy Conference provides education and networking for clinicians who care for patients living with asthma and allergies.

  • Pediatric and Adult Primary Care Providers
  • Asthma Specialists (Pulmonologists and Allergists)
  • Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioners
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • School Nurses
  • Quality Assurance and Case Managers
  • MA's
  • Anyone involved in the care of people with asthma to increase their knowledge of asthma best practices

More Information and Registration, Save-the-Date and Vendor/Sponsorship Packet

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Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Communication in Serious Illness Train the Trainer

This Free 5.5 hour workshop trains physicians, nurses and social workers to facilitate the 2.5 hour Communication in Serious Illness workshop. This session will review a system to identify appropriate patients, training and coaching resources for clinicians, a prompt for clinicians to conduct serious illness conversations at the right time, how to use a short, simple Serious Illness Conversation Guide, suggestions to help patients discuss preferences about their care with families, and a system for documenting personalized care goals and priorities.

Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
2800 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1450
Phoenix, AZ 85004

More Info: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57684fb7579fb3ab7145720c/t/5af5b9e4352f5349f3f14e49/1526053351362/Flyer+for+5.5+Hour+TTT+Training.pdf

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Sep
7
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Arizona Wellbeing Annual Conference

2018 Arizona Wellbeing Commons Annual Conference

Click here to register for the free 2018 Arizona Wellbeing Commons Annual Conference! Please join colleagues from across Arizona in Phoenix on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the Desert Willow Conference Center. This is a one-of-a-kind conference for the state’s researchers, practitioners, policymakers, advocates, clinicians, and community partners working in wellbeing, from molecules to society. The focus will be on identifying collaborative opportunities to pursue in the next year. Your participation is important!

Keynote: Joe Palca, Science Correspondent for NPR

Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors.

 

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Aug
27
to Aug 28

2018 First Things First Early Childhood Summit

Phoenix Convention Center

The First Things First Early Childhood Summit brings together professionals, stakeholders and supporters of early childhood education and health to share innovative strategies, research and best practices that help kids be ready for school and set for life.

Ensuring that our youngest kids arrive at kindergarten prepared to succeed requires all parts of the early childhood system to work together, and the Summit offers an exciting opportunity to build both the knowledge and relationships critical to our collective success.

Register online at summit.firstthingsfirst.org/registration .

Early registration for the Summit is available from May 15 - July 22, 2018 at the rate of $199.00 per person. Standard registration for the Summit is available July 23 - August 19, 2018 at the rate of $235.00 per person. Late / On-Site registration for the Summit is available August 20 – August 28, 2018 at the rate of $270.00 per person. 

 

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Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Communication in Serious Illness Train the Trainer

This Free 5.5 hour workshop trains physicians, nurses and social workers to facilitate the 2.5 hour Communication in Serious Illness workshop. This session will review a system to identify appropriate patients, training and coaching resources for clinicians, a prompt for clinicians to conduct serious illness conversations at the right time, how to use a short, simple Serious Illness Conversation Guide, suggestions to help patients discuss preferences about their care with families, and a system for documenting personalized care goals and priorities.

Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
2800 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1450
Phoenix, AZ 85004

More Info: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57684fb7579fb3ab7145720c/t/5af5b9e4352f5349f3f14e49/1526053351362/Flyer+for+5.5+Hour+TTT+Training.pdf

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Aug
22
to Aug 23

Community Health Representatives Summit (IV)

Celebrating 50 years of Community Health Representatives service to Arizona’s tribal communities!

Prescott Resort and Conference Center in Prescott, AZ on the Yavapai Prescott Indian Reservation.

 REGISTRATION: Registration fee is $75. There are no refunds available, but you may transfer your ticket to another individual. You may register at https://chr_summit_four.eventbrite.com

CHR AWARDS: We would like to honor the service of individual CHRs and CHR programs during this year's Summit. Please consider nominating a fellow CHR and/or CHR Program. Nomination Forms are available at https://acoihc.az.gov/health-care-initiatives We are seeking nominations for the following categories:

o    Outstanding Female CHR

o    Outstanding Male CHR

o    Outstanding CHR Tribal Program

HOTEL ROOMS: A room block has been provided at the rate of $79.99 plus tax. For reservations, call 1(800) 967- 4637 and mention Code: G8821. The cutoff date to make reservations is July 27, 2018.

If you need more information, please contact Lydia Enriquez, Administrative Assistant, AACIHC at 602-542-5771 or at Lydia.Enriquez@azahcccs.gov

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Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Advance Care Planning Conversations Workshop (Free)

Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association 2800 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1450 Phoenix, AZ 85004
 
Thoughtful Life Conversations and Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association are pleased to offer this 5-hour workshop to train community representatives and volunteers to facilitate the 2-hour Honoring A Life: Advance Care Planning Conversations workshop.

The participants will observe a demonstration of the presentation, learn facilitator techniques and strategies, review supplemental facilitator notes and slides, participate in engagement activities, and review Arizona documents and community/state/national resources in order to successfully lead the 2-hour advance care planning workshop.  

Train the Trainer expectations will be to successfully pass a post test, successfully co-facilitate training with an approved trainer, submit all required paperwork and commit to co-host future training sessions using set curricula.  

Registration is free, but space is limited.  Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honoring-a-life-advance-care-planning-train-the-trainer-tickets-47740686679

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Aug
2
to Aug 3

SW Regional Trauma Conference

  • Where

  • JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort
    3800 W Starr Pass Blvd
    Tucson, Arizona 85745
    USA
    +1 520-792-3500

Trauma affects EVERYONE. It is the leading cause of years of life lost, exceeding cancer and heart disease combined. Medical advancements and public health efforts have made an impact on this challenging problem, but injuries still remain the greatest silent epidemic of modern society. Our goal is to deliver the most current information on trauma and its management to all healthcare professionals working to combat this major health problem. Morning general sessions and afternoon concurrent breakout sessions are offered each day.


This conference has been organized under the leadership of the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at the Banner-University Medical Center and the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Registration and Information: http://www.cvent.com/events/southwest-trauma-conference/fees-9aa93f8d5ed2422a84f2a42e8e6ae5de.aspx

 

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Aug
1
5:00 PM17:00

Communication in Serious Illness

This Free 2.5 hour didactic sessions objectives will review the need for a systematic approach to having more, better and earlier conversations about patient values and priorities in serious illness, define a population with serious illness who may benefit from the serious illness conversation,  and learn how to improve communication in patients with serious illness with a structured communication tool.  During this highly interactive workshop participants will have the opportunity to practice case study conversations.  Target audience is healthcare teams such as physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare providers.

5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Arizona Oncology
1329 N. Beaver Street, Suite 1
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

 

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Aug
1
to Aug 2

Arizona Tribal Dental Therapy Forum

We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center
10438 North Fort McDowell Road, Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ 85264

There's no fee and limited seating.  You can register at https://aztribaldentaltherapyforum.eventbrite.com and you'll find more information at https://acoihc.az.gov/health-care-initiatives or at www.itcaonline.com

 

 

Registration: https://acoihc.az.gov/health-care-initiatives

Hotel Information: A room block has been set aside for this Forum. Please call 480-489-5300 to reserve your room. The room rate is $91.00 per night plus tax.

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Jul
31
to Aug 2

2018 Rural Health Data Summit

La Fonda on the Plaza Santa Fe, NM

This year the Summit is 3 days long and we’ve invited an expert speaker, Ann K. Emery, to provide a half-day master class on data visualization in Excel. We’re back in beautiful Santa Fe, just off the historic Plaza with live music each night and plenty of delicious food a short walk away. The Summit begins Monday night, July 30th, with three full days of content (July 31-Aug 2). 

Before July 1: $300

Negotiated Lodging Cost

$199 (plus taxes and fees)/night

TO REGISTER, go to our online form: https://goo.gl/Lku7bo

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Jul
28
8:00 AM08:00

Medication Assisted Treatment Training for Opioid Use Disorders

High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff, Arizona

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) of Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) involves a combination of medications that targets the brain, and psychosocial interventions (e.g., counseling, skills development) aimed at improving treatment outcomes. Research shows that medications and therapy together may be more successful than either treatment method alone.

The training is being offered to MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs and others statewide: Physicians require 8 hours of training to apply for a waiver from the Drug Enforcement Agency to prescribe buprenorphine

Space is limited. $25.00 registration fee includes lunch.

Register at: https://www.regonline.com/MATTraining

For more information, contact Rebecca Ruiz: raruiz@email.arizona.edu | 520.626.2243

Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician Assistance (PA) are required to complete 24 hours of training. The 8 hour MAT training will count toward the 24 hours. The additional 16 hours can be completed on-line at https://pcssnow.org/education-training/mat-training/This course has been reviewed and is acceptable for 8.0 credits of AOA Category 1A by the AOA CCME.

This course has also been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 8.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.

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Jul
17
to Jul 20

ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy- 19th Annual Summer Institute

Communicate, Coordinate & Collaborate:
Multi-Sector Strategies to Achieve a Culture of Healt
h

Flagstaff, AZ at the High Country Conference Center

The conference provides a wide variety of educational sessions for
today’s healthcare and behavioral health professionals and partners. Will showcase keynotes conducted by nationally recognized researchers and experts, as well as more than 40 breakout sessions addressing a wide range of innovative topics relevant to those working in the field.

Conference Registration Opens: Mid-May, 2018

https://cabhp.asu.edu/summer-institute

 

 

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Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Communication in Serious Illness

Canyon Vista Medical Center
5700 AZ-90
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

This Free 2.5 hour didactic sessions objectives will review the need for a systematic approach to having more, better and earlier conversations about patient values and priorities in serious illness, define a population with serious illness who may benefit from the serious illness conversation,  and learn how to improve communication in patients with serious illness with a structured communication tool.  During this highly interactive workshop participants will have the opportunity to practice case study conversations.  Target audience is healthcare teams such as physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare providers.


 

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Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Webinar: Health, Justice, Homelessness and Sanitation: Confronting a National Public Health Crisis

 

Health Justice, Homelessness and Sanitation: Confronting a National Public Health Crisis

The U.S. is grappling with its worst Hepatitis A (HAV) outbreak since the federal government approved a vaccine in 1995. The outbreak has disproportionally affected people experiencing homelessness. In communities nationwide, adequate, safe, clean and accessible public toilets, sinks, laundry facilities and showers are scarce or altogether absent. Attend this webinar to learn about the connection between sanitation and hygiene access, homelessness and the national HAV outbreak; current government responses to the outbreak; and legal and policy opportunities to further sanitation and hygiene access for people experiencing homelessness.

Register

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Jun
27
12:00 PM12:00

Evidence Based Response to the Opioid Crisis: SBIRT Workshop

Evidence Based Response to the Opioid Crisis (Day 1: SBIRT Workshop)

by Health Choice Integrated Care

High Country Conference Center

201 West Butler Avenue

Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Free: Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evidence-based-response-to-the-opioid-crisis-day-1-sbirt-workshop-tickets-46344017203

SBIRT Workshop AGENDA
12:00pm: Registration
1:00pm: SBIRT Workshop: Part 1 (ASU CABHP)
2:30pm: Break
2:45pm: SBIRT Workshop: Part 2
4:00pm: Wrap Up

 

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Jun
21
to Jun 22

15th Annual AzCHOW Conference

Come celebrate Arizona's Community Health Worker workforce at the "15th Annual AzCHOW Conference: "Community Health Workers: Uniting our Voice to Advance Health Equity". The conference is at the Hotel Tucson City Center & strengthens the CHW workforce by providing training, building professional capacity and sharing knowledge about the pressing health issues facing Arizona's communities.

Community Health Workers are a vital workforce in today's healthcare system: they  connect patients to care, improve health service delivery, and advocate for vulnerable populations in our state.  They improve health outcomes while reducing costs.

We'll also be celebrating implementation of HB 2324 which will provide voluntary certification of community health workers in Arizona!  Thank you to the bi-partisan group of lawmakers that approved this groundbreaking initiative. 

The conference will take place at the Hotel Tucson City Center. Parking is free for conference attendees.  There is a block of rooms reserved at the Hotel Tucson City Center.  Studios are $79 and renovated studios are $99. 

Registration and sponsorship information is available on the AzCHOW Event Bright Page.

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May
31
10:00 AM10:00

Clinical Trial Data Security & Privacy (free)

A symposium for researchers, clinicians, nurses, students, postdocs, and clinical coordinators

Data security and privacy are at the foundation of successful clinical trails and biomedical research. Attend this symposium to learn from national leaders and local experts about hot topics and best practices in data security and privacy, including collaborating with your IT department, data use and data transfer agreements, the shared model of security and risk, and data security and privacy resources available to research teams at the University of Arizona.

Arizona Health Sciences Center

Lecture Hall 2117

1501 N Campbell Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85724

Free

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clinical-trial-data-security-privacy-tickets-42637760690?aff=escb&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Fund the Farm: Spaces of Opportunity

Celebrate the agricultural roots of south Phoenix through the work of Spaces of Opportunity at Fund the Farm. Progress is being made to build this thriving food oasis, including a farmers market, community farming and volunteer opportunities. Our ticket purchase supports the construction of a farmers market pavilion on-site at Spaces of Opportunity.

Desert Botanical Garden, Roosevelt School District and Cultivate South Phoenix invite you to a festive evening to celebrate the past accomplishments and opportunities ahead.

Enjoy a beautiful evening with a hosted bar, icy tequila tastings, bountiful farm fresh hors d’oeuvers and performance by acclaimed Chicano alt-folk band, Las Cafeteras.

$100 https://www.dbg.org/events/fund-farm

 

 

Fund the Farm Event- benefiting Spaces of Opportunity

Arizona Botanical Gardens

 

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May
17
12:00 PM12:00

Arizona's Legislative Session: In the Books

Well, Arizona’s legislative session ended last week.  Some good things happened but there were also missed opportunities and disappointments too.  I’ll be doing a Webinar about the legislative session on Thursday May 17 at high noon in conjunction with the UA Center for Rural Health & the UA Telemedicine Program.  Visit the AZ Telemedicine Program’s Website to register.

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Apr
18
7:00 AM07:00

Healthy Harvest Produce Drop - Volunteering Opportunities

Join Empowerment Systems, Inc. on the third Wednesday of each month to help bag and distribute free produce and other food items to East Valley community members in need of food! 

For more information, visit: http://gvahec.org/healthy-harvest-produce-more/

Schedule: 

  • April 18 
  • May 16
  • June 20 
  • July 18
  • August 15 
  • September 19 
  • October 18 
  • November 21
  • December 19 
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