Month August 2017

Month August 2017

UIHI Project Assistant Job Opportunity

Press Release, TEC News
Join the Urban Indian Health Institute Team!

UIHI is proud to announce the opening of a new Project Assistant position. The Project Assistant is responsible for overall program and office activities in the Urban Indian Health Institute, a Division of the Seattle Indian Health Board, by providing general office and program support: secretarial, clerical, outreach and administrative duties.

See the Seattle Indian Health Board’s careers webpage for the complete job description and to apply online!


News from the Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center

TEC Event, TEC News
Native Fitness XIV 2017

This year marks the 14th year for the Western Tribal Diabetes Project coordinating the Native Fitness Event. The Event is hosted at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton Oregon, and continues to be a huge success. On August 30 and 31st, 2017, participants from tribal SDPI programs across the country will converge on the Tiger Woods Center to participate in this interactive event.


The event features 20 breakout sessions: chair circuit for elders, living lean, sports speed system, mixed martial arts, fitness for kids, group fitness, natural running, power hour, and a nutrition and healthy cooking demonstration class.


Other topics on the agenda include presentations on Motivation interviewing and historical trauma in Native communities, an update from the N7 Nike program, and the Western Tribal Diabetes project data/tracking and audit issues. Most important however, is the opportunity for programs across the country to network and share successes and challenges in our SDPI programs. The evaluations from Native Fitness last year were excellent, and we are looking forward to our 2017 event.

Native Fitness XIV Agenda
2017 Registration Form

AASTEC Hosts Remembering When

TEC News
A Train-the-Trainer Program for Fire and Fall Prevention among Older Adults
At the end of July, the AASTEC Tribal Injury Prevention Program hosted a train-the-trainer event for 52 tribal health program participants from 17 Area Tribes focused on evidence-based best practices for fire and fall prevention among older adults.


The workshop was based on the National Fire Protection Association’s “Remembering When” curriculum, which aims to build participant capacity to develop and implement comprehensive community-based fire and fall prevention programs for older adults.


Remembering When is centered around 16 key safety messages – eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention – developed by experts from national and local safety organizations. It is designed to be implemented by multi-sector community-based coalitions encompassing the local fire department, EMS, health care professionals, wellness/fitness centers, senior centers and other related programs. The program is flexible enough to allow participants to determine how to best to adapt it for implementation within their local community in a manner that acknowledges and respects important cultural considerations. The 2-day workshop also provided excellent networking opportunities for participants to connect with each other and share success stories and lessons learned when implementing safety programs for tribal elders in their respective communities.

Remembering When

Remembering When

Tribal Injury Prevention Program