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HPDP Updates - September 2015

Hi All,

I hope this finds you well and busy with good work during Fruits & Veggies Matter Month ( Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

Here are announcements and resources for you to use and share forward.   

Just Move It! Physical Activity Kit Challenge



Helping to celebrate the 10th year the Just Move It campaign is being promoted in California is a physical activity challenge running to 12/1/15!  The challenge flyer (PDF) is attached with all the details and the goal of sharing what works on the Just Move It (JMI) website at Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving . Supporting partners include: Healthy Native Communities Partnership (HNCP), Indian Health Service California Area Diabetes and HP/DP Programs, California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB), Northern California Indian Development Council, Inc. (NCIDC), and the American Cancer Society. This challenge is one way to also support Let’s Move In Indian Country (LMIC) initiative too. For questions email

Healthy Native Communities Partnership

The Healthy Native Communities Partnership (HNCP) will hold their National Gathering October 27-29 in San Diego at the Bahia Resort Hotel. Last year HNCP partners came from Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, and South Dakota. Attached is HNCP’s National Gathering Training Overview Flyer (PDF).  


2016 Best Practices Confere SAVE THE DATEThe annual California Providers Best Practices & GPRA Measures conference is scheduled to be held MAY 9-12, 2016 in Sacramento. Save The Date Flyer (PDF) attached and for questions please email Rachel Harvey at


CA 4 Health Information




CA4Health information alert (PDF) attached  with more on:

  • Economic Burden of Chronic Disease in California online, including link to CDPH previously released the Economic Burden of Chronic Disease in California 2015 report. And, new University of California Merced developed website to query Economic Burden of Chronic Disease in the California Report data that allows you to estimate the cost of chronic diseases in each county or region of the state.
  • Let’s Get Healthy California “Innovation Challenge” Improving Community Health and Promoting Health Equity – An innovation challenge opportunity with applications accepted online through September 30, 2015.  Finalists from each of the six Let’s Get Healthy California goal areas will be highlighted at the Innovation Conference in early 2016.
  • California Department of Public Health recently released Health Equity Strategic Plan.

FAIHP NewsletterSharing ForwardFresno American Indian Health Project newsletter (PDF), attached. To promote networking, you can join their distribution list by contacting Mike Colvard Social Marketing Coordinator at If you would like others to receive your program newsletters, please email the details to be highlighted in the next HPDP Updates email.

The Native American Circle of Life Workshop “The Healing Wisdom of the Medicine Wheel” (PDF) to be held on September 24 in Sacramento at the Marriott Courtyard Midtown (on UCD Health System campus). Seating is limited to the first 75 who register, with some travel assistance being offered.  The event will include prizes, awards, live music and great speakers. For more information and to register, please contact Patti Robinson at or call (916-734-0823) for more information and to register by September 15, 2015.



Tobacco Prevention Webinar


Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at 12:00noon PT. No registration is required, to join the webinar. Paul Mowery, MA  will present on use of tobacco among American Indian/Alaska Native adults and youth. Join the webinar by using this link: Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership

The University of Arizona HealthCare Partnership is holding a three-day Certification and Continuing Education Program to Treat Nicotine Dependence with a focus toward Maternal & Child Health. To download the registration form visit: Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

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University of Arizona Nicotine Dependence Treatment

The Nicotine Dependence Treatment Certification Program offered by the HealthCare Partnership at The University of Arizona wants to disseminate the recommendations of the US Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence along with current scientific-recommended methods and techniques.  This certificate program enables medical and allied health professionals to immediately apply evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment interventions. 



The certificate/continuing education program is designed to build on 4 areas of practice:

  1.  Use a Validated Algorithm to treat tobacco use and dependence to reduce chronic diseases.
  2. Build Self-Confidence to efficiently deliver evidence-based interventions specific to health risk behaviors with an emphasis on nicotine dependence.
  3. Earn continuing education units/continuing medical education credits to support your credibility to deliver evidence-based interventions.
  4. Activate system changes by teaching the program to those you work, play and volunteer with.

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NCCOR.orgA webinar that addresses how clinical interventions alone are not enough to prevent and treat obesity. The webinar will present information aimed to help achieve the Triple Aim goals—improving population health, advancing the care experience, and reducing health care costs—a new model that links the clinic to the community is needed. More information is available on the NCOR website: Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving


To register go to NCCOR Connect & Explore: A New Model for Integrating Clinical-Community Systems Eventbrite announcement Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

Healthy People 2020A webinar on September 17, 2015 9:00-10:00AM PT to help answer, Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? This webinar is being hosted by The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving To register for the webinar go to DHHS Healthy People registration site Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

IHS National GPRA/GPRAMA Webinar

The IHS National GPRA/GPRAMA webinar to discuss the 2016 GPRA Measure Logic Changes will be held Tuesday, September 15, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT.

No registration required and use this link: Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

Join by phone using the conference number 1-800-832-0736, Room Number: *5677206#

VegetablesPublic Health Institute (PHI) announces that HealthData+Obesity won the Department of Health & Human Services U.S. Obesity Data Challenge. The HealthDate+Obesity app is a partnership between PHI and Live Stories, with support from the CA Healthcare Foundation. This winning entry was designed to address obesity in communities across the country. It can help health officers tell a powerful story about the root causes of obesity – and what communities can do to address it. View the winning app at the site Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

USDA Nutrient Database

If you didn’t know….the USDA Nutrient Database includes quite a few Alaska Native/American Indian foods.  When doing a search, simply limit the food group to the one named American Indian/Alaska Native Foods. It is not a complete list, but it does include some Navajo, Shoshone Bannock, Apache, Southwest, Northern Plains, Hopi, and Klamath items. 

CDC Worksite Health ScoreCardThe CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) is a FREE online tool designed to help employers assess and improve health promotion programs in their worksites. More available at:  Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving The Scorecard website includes video tutorials and HSC User Guide. This resource can help in evaluating health promotion at worksites, and has been evaluated and determined to be a reliable tool for employers to use in assessing health promotion programs aimed at improving lifestyle risks and preventing chronic disease among employees. This tool aids employers in assessing worksite health promotion across 16 health domains:





  • organizational supports
  • tobacco control
  • nutrition
  • physical activity
  • weight management
  • stress management
  • depression
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol


  • diabetes
  • signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke
  • emergency response to heart attack and stroke
  • lactation support
  • occupational health and safety
  • vaccine-preventable diseases
  • community resources


Save the Date – A Million Hearts Initiative Champions webinar has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 12noon PT, by the IHS Tele-behavioral Health Center of Excellence and National Health Promotion Disease Prevention. Specific details still pending.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched an annual challenge designed to identify and honor clinicians and health care teams that have helped their patients control high blood pressure and prevent heart attacks and strokes. The Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving recognizes exemplary public and private practices and providers that achieve sustained hypertension control rates of 70 percent or above. Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the challenge supports the HHS Million Hearts initiative aimed at preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. To enter the challenge, applicants must provide information about their practice, share verifiable high blood pressure control data, and describe how use of health information technology contributed to their success. Examples could include electronic health records, incentives for providers and patients, team-based care, and community involvement. Submit deadline before midnight Oct. 31, 2015. For more information about the Hypertension Challenge, previous winners or to access resources, visit Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

National Physical Activity Plan AllianceOn Wednesday, September 9 at 7AM PT, the Office of the Surgeon General live webcast to release Step It Up!, the Surgeon General's Call to Action on Walking and Walkability Communities. The Surgeon General aims to increase walking across the nation by calling for access to safe and convenient places to walk and wheelchair roll. Why? Because, only half of American adults get enough physical activity to reduce the risk of chronic disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. And, walking is an easy way to start and maintain a physically active lifestyle.

The live event will be available on 9/9 at 7AM PT at: Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving or Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving




Beverly Calderon, MS, RD, CDE
Indian Health Service, California Area
Health Promotion/Disease Prevention,
Nutrition Consultant
1320 West Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92029