Bemidji Area IHS Office offers an upcoming webinar

EVENT: An Integrated Qualitative and Quantitative Approach to Understanding Smoke-free Policy Issues on the Navajo Nation

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern;           12:00 – 1:00 pm Central;
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain;
10:00 am – 11:00am Pacific;         9:00 am – 10:00 am Alaska

[Presented by:  Patricia Nez Henderson, MD, MPH, Vice President,
Black Hills Center for American Indian Health    Alfred Yazzie, Research
Black Hills Center for American Indian Health]

TARGET AUDIENCE: Physicians, Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Health
Promoters, Fitness Specialist, Environmental Health Professionals other
members of the care team and other interested parties.

DISCRIPTION:  Second-hand smoke exposure has been shown to be a
significant cause of premature morbidity and mortality, and is an
important health risk that should be assessed by healthcare providers.
While many states and communities have implemented smoke-free policies,
those policies do not apply to tribal lands.  Our research findings have
relevance to clinicians who treat American Indian and Alaska Native
populations because it helps to characterize why smoke-free policies have
not been implemented in tribal lands.

1.      Distinguish the differences between ceremonial tobacco vs
commercial tobacco and their relations to smoke-free policies on Tribal

2.      List factors that impede and promote the passage of smoke-free
policies on Tribal lands.


1.      Go to:

1.      Select the “Enter as a Guest” option.

2.      Input your name (first and last) in the Name box.

3.      Press the “Enter Room Button”

Criteria for Receiving CE:

To obtain a certificate of continuing education, you must participate in
the webinar in its entirety and submit a completed post-webinar survey.
The post-webinar survey will be available on the last slide of the
webinar/presentation. Certificates will be available to participants after
completion of the evaluation of the webinar.

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Clinical Support Center is accredited by
the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to
provide continuing medical education for physicians. The IHS Clinical
Support Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA
Category 1 Credit(tm).  Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center is accredited as a
provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is designated up to 1.00 contact hours for nurses.

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Nutrition and Dietetics Training Program
(NDTP) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider
with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered Dietitians
(RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 01
continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this
program/material. The IHS NDTP’s CPE Accredited Provider number is NU006.
Each attendee should only claim the number of hours he/she actually

Accreditation applies solely to this educational activity and does not
imply approval or endorsement of any commercial product, services or
processes by the CSC, IHS, the federal government, or the accrediting

Faculty Disclosure Statement
As a provider accredited by ACCME, ANCC, and ACPE, the IHS Clinical
Support Center must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and
scientific rigor in its educational activities.  Course
directors/coordinators, planning committee members, faculty, reviewers and
all others who are in a position to control the content of this
educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial
relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter
of the educational activity.  Safeguards against commercial bias have been
put in place.  Faculty will also disclose any off-label and/or
investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their
presentation. All those who are in a position to control the content of
this educational activity have completed the disclosure process and have
indicated that they do not have any significant financial relationships or
affiliations with any manufacturers or commercial products to disclose.
No commercial interest support was used to fund this activity.


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