Basic Tobacco Intervention Skills: Certification for Native Communities

The Basic Tobacco Intervention Skills for Native Communities is about behavioral change intervention and how we can use them to address commercial tobacco dependence. This program explores the Five A model that can be used in a variety of healthcare and social service settings. The Five A model offers broad application for motivating health risk behavior change across the disease prevention spectrum. The audience for the dissemination and implementation of this program includes health care providers, medical and allied healthcare staff, administrators, policymakers, community health workers, and those interested reducing smoking-related illness and disease in our Native communities.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the Five A model of smoking cessation
  • Provide a foundation to understand tobacco dependence
  • Introduce the background and communication skills needed to provide culturally sensitive interventions that support American Indian and Alaska Native people in quitting commercial tobacco products.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS cert training)

    The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. In this Instructor-led course, students will participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students will work with two American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructors to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. For BLS Certification, students will also complete a written exam.
    Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
  • Be able to perform high quality CPR for an adult and infant
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of an AED
  • Provide effective ventilation using a barrier device
  • Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an adult and infant
  • Gateway Cardiovascular/Diabetes Chronic Self-Management

    The goal of this session is to introduce the Gateway Cardiovascular and Diabetes Self-Management Workshop as an Evidence Based, Low-Cost Peer Led Program that empowers participants to reduce negative behaviors as well as empowers suffers to better manage their condition, for these reasons we believe Gateway is well suited to our Rural Communities. Gateway is a fun program that encourages Socialization, Problem-Solving and Decision Making Techniques, Communication Skills, and Action Planning through the adoption of proactive self-management. Gateway only requires one certified facilitator, and has no licensing fee, a huge cost saver and a plus in retaining volunteers. In a 2012 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that 15% of Native Americans and Communities of Color in Oklahoma were reported to have Diabetes. And for the same period in these populations, approximately 58% under 75 years of age died from Cardiovascular Disease.
    The CDC Reports the following Oklahoma Statistics.
  • At least 68 percent of people age 65 or older with diabetes die from some form of heart disease.
  • Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes.
  • The American Heart Association considers diabetes to be one of the seven major controllable risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
  • The Gateway Program addresses ways to Reduce Stress and Encourage Exercise and Healthy Eating, adopting these strategies lesson the onset of both Heart Disease and Diabetes, increasing one’s quality of life while possibly reducing long term health cost resulting from chronic disease from the introduction of Self-Management techniques. If prevention is known to be key in reducing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, we recommend the incorporation of the evidence-based Gateway Program to our Rural Tribal Communities.
    Learning Objectives:
  • Become aware of the Gateway Evidence-Based Cardiovascular and Diabetes Program.
  • Have the awareness that there is a low cost peer-led evidence based program with a focus on self-management as a tool that impacts factors that lead to Heart Disease and Diabetes.
  • That Gateway Program can help to reduce the cost of long term health care.
  • Importance of Art and Ceremony in Addressing Historical Trauma

    Steve Barse will introduce the concept of Historical Trauma and give several definitions of it. After viewing 2 videos, “Ceremony” (18 minutes) and “Shan Goshorn’s Baskets” (4 minutes), panel members will discuss Native veterans and ceremony, interpreting Native art as another modality for therapy, and healing concepts for individuals and communities suffering from historical trauma. Harold Barse will discuss historical trauma and its effect on Native American Veterans and point out how ceremony – cedering, sweats, pow wows, pipe – allows the veteran to re-enter the community. Artist Thomas Poolaw will discuss how viewing and creating Native American art bridges the gap of communication and brings increased connectedness with patients and their heritage. Justine Wilson/Chebon Kernell will offer some examples of how historical trauma can be explored and discussed with positive and negative results. The main focus must be on both the client and the community owning responsibility in order to succeed.
    Learning Objectives:
  • Help therapists and clients understand the importance of ceremony in the healing process for historical trauma.
  • Help therapists and clients redirect their focus by viewing and creating art.
  • Help empower the client and community to own responsibility in the historical trauma recovery process.
  • MSPI/DVPI Grantee Technical Assistance Session: Grantees Only

    The purpose of this breakout session for MSPI and DVPI grantees in the Oklahoma City Area is to provide updates regarding contact information and discuss technical assistance needs for data collection. Facilitators: Michelle Hopkins and Amanda Janitz.
  • List at least 3-4 questions that should be asked about a funding opportunity before making the decision to write the grant.
  • List at least 2-3 funding resources for health programs.
  • Outline 5-6 key criteria for a “winning” grant proposal.
  • Describe some ways to make a grant “unique.”
  • Tribal Health and ACA Marketplace Insurance Plans

    ACA Marketplace health insurance plans remain available throughout 2018 (and likely 2019), providing an useful option for coverage with both physical and mental health benefits. New analysis shows that many Tribal individuals and families at low income are eligible for $0 monthly premiums in Oklahoma, along with the $0 deductible/$0 out of pocket special protections of “zero cost-share” Tribal plans. The financial focus on reimbursement from an insurance company versus limited Purchased and Referred Care (PRC) funds will be discussed. Adapting national AI/AN messages about health and insurance plans to be Oklahoma-specific will be important for expanding enrollment beyond the approximately 10,000 Tribal Nation members in Oklahoma currently with Marketplace health insurance plans.
    Learning Objectives:
  • Identifying Tribal Members who may benefit from a Marketplace plan and understanding Marketplace application system
  • Discovering which cultural messages motivate health provider visits and insurance plan sign-ups
  • Understanding the financial system of health insurance costs and benefits
  • Native American Foods Used in Contemporary Dishes

    This is a visual cooking demonstration that is aimed at empowering and inspiring Native American people through traditional foods education, and increased knowledge of basic cooking skills. It is important for people to understand the basics of culinary arts, and incorporate basic cooking strategies to improve the overall nutrient content of foods. It uses traditional Native American foods and incorporates them into contemporary food dishes. It is very important to teach how, and why, incorporating basic nutrition education into everyday meals can assist with overall health and wellness. The overall goal of the presentation is to help participants focus on healthy portion sizes and cook with whole foods; showing how to make healthy food taste good and look good within a tight budget. Indigenous foods are a path to health and a way for us to recover our communities. Healing is the most important ingredient in Native American cooking. It is my hope this presentation will encourage and inspire creativity and imagination with the food our people prepare and eat, helping them to achieve a better tomorrow. It is my hope that traditional foods will become the everyday foods for Native Americans again.
    Learning Objectives:
  • Increase knowledge of basic cooking skills, and cooking with whole foods
  • Understand basic cooking strategies to improve the overall nutrient content of foods
  • Increase ability to incorporate traditional Native American foods (corn, beans, squash, wild rice) into contemporary dishes
  • 5210 Community Assessment, Intervention, and Outcomes

    American Indians (AI) have higher rates of obesity-related chronic disease which can be influenced by the 5210 concept. The OKCIC conducted a community needs assessment of the 5210 concept via widespread survey. Participants included adult and pediatric patients and OKCIC employees. Outcomes showed high rates of sugar-sweet beverage (SSB) consumption and screen time and low rates of fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity. Subsequent interventions included targeted marketing and education events. Post analysis showed an improvement in SSB consumption, physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption. As a result of community needs assessment and subsequent intervention, OKCIC adjusted and strengthened policies to include standards for healthy employee meals/snacks, increased water service and daily paid physical activity time.
    Learning Objectives:
  • Review process and implementation of community assessment
  • Review outcomes of community assessment
  • Discuss interventions and policy change based on community assessment