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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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

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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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.


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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

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




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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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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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to Aug 2

Arizona Tribal Dental Therapy Forum

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

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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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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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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8:00 AM08:00

90th Annual AzPHA Fall Conference & Members Meeting

Please mark your calendar on October 3, 2018 for our 90th anniversary Fall Conference & Annual Meeting.  Thus will be our 90th Anniversary conference!  Conference will be about the integration of behavioral health & acute care- more to come.

We're also planning a reception on the evening of October 2, 2018 to celebrate our colorful 90 years of history improving the lives of Arizonans.

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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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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


Register here:


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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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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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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/


  • April 18 
  • May 16
  • June 20 
  • July 18
  • August 15 
  • September 19 
  • October 18 
  • November 21
  • December 19 
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12:00 PM12:00

Lunch & Learn: Arizona's Stake in Mobile Integrated Healthcare - Community Paramedicine


Description: Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Community Paramedicine in short – is the use of paramedics outside their customary emergency response and transport roles in ways that facilitate more appropriate use of emergency care resources. Successful community paramedicine programs focus on efficiency and effectiveness in connecting people with timely and appropriate levels of care.


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Melanie Mitros, PhD, Director, Strategic Community Partnerships, Vitalyst Health Foundation

In her role, Melanie works with coalitions and community boards identifying timely and relevant topics and establishing strategic alliances for effective change initiatives. - Including one of the projects listed below. 

Melanie is the lead staff for Vitalyst Health Foundation’s Innovation Grants and Medical Assistance Program where she oversees the application, evaluation and engagement processes. In her two years at Vitalyst, Melanie has championed implementation of Learning Sessions for funded partners as well as a continued evolution of their grantmaking practices. 

Formerly, as the founding Director of the Arizona Living Well Institute, she engaged public and private partners to build a statewide infrastructure for effective promotion and delivery of evidence-based health promotion programs. 

She holds a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in Physical Activity, Nutrition & Wellness where her research focused on translational strategies to implement community-based falls prevention programs. Melanie also holds a M.S. from Wake Forest University in Health & Exercise Science, and B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University in Athletic Training.

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12:00 PM12:00

Lunch & Learn Webinar: Proposal Writing Fundamentals


Description: This two-hour training is designed to highlight important aspects of proposal writing, and key writing elements that can help you improve your proposals.

Objective: The purpose of this introductory training is to provide you with information that can help you develop and/or improve upon your funding proposals, and which hopefully will lead to increased external funding. Ideally, this will improve your agency or organization’s financial resources, and allow you to provide services to additional clients and/or offer additional services.


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