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Systems thinking is an approach to solving complex problems promoted by researchers and policy makers.  This training guides you through taking a systems approach to childhood obesity prevention, and presents ways to think about evaluating your approach.
Do you want to improve your personal finances or help others improve theirs? This training will provide you with tools to create a personal budget and identify ways to improve your financial health.  The training also provides information about health behavior theory as it relates to improving financial health and background information about financial health and stress.  We also present ideas for incorporating budgeting trainings into public health programs.
Stigma is an intense human experience. Stigma causes suffering and worsens health. This training focuses on recognizing and challenging stigma.  In the first section, we explain what stigma is, how it feels, and how to recognize it.  In the second section, we explore the ways stigma is entangled in the practices and assumptions of healthcare professionals, often unwittingly. In our final section, we identify ways that health professionals can help recognize and reduce stigma to improve patient outcomes and improve population health.
View a newly developed 10-minute training video on pathogen exposure prevention for first responders.   
This presentation will introduce statistics on the vaping epidemic and share education on the harmful effects that vaping has on our youth.
Public health advocacy includes promoting education, processes and legislation that are designed to improve the general health of people living within a defined geographical location. The process of advocacy also involves identifying potential threats to the health of people living in the community and communicating to others to the seriousness of those threats. This training will help you develop advocacy skills and strategies that can be used in community advocacy.  Examples are presented in the context of childhood obesity prevention.
Stress is a universal experience. If not addressed, stress can have negative effects on our mental health. To help people reduce stress and improve the mind-body relationship for overall health, Jon Kabat Zinn, PhD, developed formal mindfulness practices, termed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). By taking this training, public health professionals will learn MBSR techniques and explore ways to implement MBSR into public health practice. 
This webinar will highlight how clinicians and other healthcare providers who care for vulnerable children can play a role in addressing hunger in the summer months.
Few programs have recognized and integrated distinctive characteristics of many AIAN communities, specifically the value placed on shared identity, group cohesion and collective resilience. This presentation will share strategies implemented in one American Indian community that strive to make healthy food choices and physical activity a community responsibility, not individual challenge.​
Community Directed Diabetes Program are a central part of the fight against type 2 diabetes in many native communities. These programs, funded by the IHS Special Diabetes Project for Indians (SDPI), provide diabetes prevention and management services that address the needs of their communities, and oftentimes use innovative ways to encourage healthier eating, physical activity, and lifestyle habits in their communities. In this presentation we will review some of the nutrition related activities offered by Tucson Area SDPI diabetes programs, most specifically, those from the Tohono O’odham Nation. 
Obesity has become a major health problem among American Indians. Lifestyle risk behaviors include nutrient-poor food and drink choices, larger food portions, and physical inactivity. This program will describe an American Indian Youth Summer Medical Wellness Camp that addresses the growing number of Arizona's Indian youth who are at risk for or who have been diagnosed with type II diabetes.
Environmental factors and federal policies have had a large impact on the health and cultural identity of our Indigenous populations.  With increasing rates of diabetes, obesity, and cancer in Native American communities, strengthening Native food systems offers an opportunity to improve Native economies, health, and culture. This course is meant to give an overview of how health departments and public health workers can help strengthen Native food sovereignty, for the purpose of improving Native health and revitalizing Native cultures.  
A food system consists of the entire process from which food moves from farm to fork. This includes the production of food such as growing and harvesting, processing the food to increase its value, and packaging raw and processed food. This training is designed to provide knowledge and tools needed to improve community food security using community and school gardens.   
This presentation will help attendees understand palliative care and learn about the Our Care, Our Choice Act.
The Holiday season can be a very difficult time for patients, healthcare providers, and families due to increases of personal and professional obligations. This training will educate participants to practice self-care management and de-stress techniques.  

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