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Nutrition / Dietitian Update - April 13, 2016


Hi All,

  1. Attached is our updated contact list, thanks to those of you who forwarded corrections.
    1. Updated contact list (PDF)
  2. The Continuing Medical Education Best Practices & GPRA Measures Conference is May 9-11 followed by Diabetes Day May 12, at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza in Sacramento, CA.
    1. Attached you'll find flyer and agenda that shows on Monday May 9th from 1-4 we have a breakout session, Nutrition Learning Basket. For those able to attend it is opportunity to share what's working and network. For those not able to attend you can join us via adobe connect (link and call number are below).  Registered Dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) can receive up to 23 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) at the Best Practices & GPRA Measures Conference, claiming only the number of hours he/she actually attended.
      1. The May 9th 1-4pm adobe virtual meeting room link is, and call in number 1?800?832?0736, code *6411441# .
        Just a reminder…when you connect to the adobe room, please select “Dial-in to Audio Conference Via Phone” option.    
    2. Specialist from UC Davis School of Medicine will be presenting breakout sessions, in addition sessions on Tobacco Cessation, Trauma-Informed Care, Marijuana Trends-Best Practices, GPRA 101, Clinical Pharmacy Consultation, Operating an HCV Program, and more.
    3. Included on Wednesday May 11, will be a special lunchtime session presentation by world-renowned speaker e-Patient Dave deBronkart! No cost for registration, and CEU/CME are included.
    4. Register to attend this conference at: 
    5. Lodging at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza should be available, but the special group rate was April 8th. Call the hotel directly at (916) 446-0100 and mention group code QIH. 
  3. Sheila Fleischhacker, Ph.D., J.D, Senior Public Health & Science Policy Advisor at the NIH Office Of Nutrition Research, will be joining us via adobe connect on May 9th during our Nutrition Learning Basket session. She had a conflict with April 11th, and is able to block time on May 9th to join us. Her article Emerging Opportunities for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists to Help Raise a Healthier Generation of Native American Youth was shared by Stacey and also included in the last email update. She is looking forward to sharing some of her learnings, and hearing from all of you too.
  4. Some of you may have participated in the IHS DDTP webinar, Medication Management webinar. If you missed it, you can anticipate it will be posted to the DDTP’s website at, If you’ve not recently visited the IHS DDTP website online CME/CE section, these learning options are posted.
    • Caring for AI/AN People - A Native American Physician's Perspective, Dena Wilson, MD, FACC
    • Leveraging Cultural Capital in Diabetes Prevention for Youth: Medical Wellness Model, Jennie R. Joe, PhD, MPH, BSN and Francine C. Gachupin, PhD, MPH
    • Implementing the AADE Practice Advisory for Diabetic Kidney Disease, Andrew Narva, MD, FACP, FASN
    • Health Coach Model: A Great Option for Diabetes Care, Miranda Williams, BS and Krista Haven, RN, BSN, PHN, CDE
    • Clinical Exercise Update: Six Important Findings Regarding Physical Activity Recommendations for Individuals in All Age Groups, Ralph LaForge, MS, CLS, FNLA
    • Diabetes Foot Care, Kendall Shumway, DPM
    • Treatment of Hypertension in the Indian Health System, Ann Bullock, MD and Chris Lamer, PharmD, MHS, BCPS, CDE
    • Managing Progressive CKD in People with Diabetes, Andrew Narva, MD
    • Impact of Diet and Lifestyle Changes from the Past on Inflammatory Processes and Disease in AI/AN Today, John Umhau, MD, MPH
    • Carbohydrate Counting: Basic to Advanced, Brenda Broussard, MPH, MBA, RD, CDE
    • Food Insecurity and Diabetes: What's the Connection?, Brenda Broussard, MPH, MBA, RD, CDE
  5. If you have resources to that we can share on our Portal, just email and let me know.   
  6. Find instructions on how to join our CAO Nutrition/Dietitian portal.




Beverly A. Calderon, MS, RD, CDE
California Area Indian Health Service
Health Promotion Disease Prevention
and Nutrition Consultant