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- PACE EH Survey For Use - by NaepcA1 (Posted Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:25:33 GMT)
This is an environmental health assessment that was developed by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in collaboration with the National Center for Environmental Health (HCEH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). The Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH) is a standard methodology used by communities to identify and address environmental health priorities.
In 2009 our Tribal Health Collaboration used this PACE EH with six of our tribes. The PACE EH survey format was adjusted to fit the unique needs of our tribes and can be further adjusted to meet your needs. The finds of the surveys were complied with a natural ranking and prioritization. A few of our tribes are still wanting to utilize the survey and I may do a training about using the survey to assist our tribal departments in identifying community needs and concerns.
- Meeting Notes December 2013 - by NaepcA1 (Posted Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:23:55 GMT)
I have attached notes that I wrote during our last meeting held in Rincon on dec 4th 2013
I do not have email for Kimberly or Dana from Morongo so if Jill or Tiffany could forward these to them and anybody else I left out that did not attend (Campo) i would greatly appreciate it.
Dana and Kimberly will be hosting next meeting in January at Morongo when we get actual date we can notify all participating Tribes as well as San Pasqual, Pechanga, and any other So Cal Tribe that may be interested in attending and participating with the team
John C. Parada
- Grant Opportunity and National Academies - by NaepcA1 (Posted Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:21:33 GMT)
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Pre-Grant Application Webinar:
Helping Tribes and
Create Joint Jurisdiction
Please join us for an exciting webinar on tribal/state Wellness Court collaboration presented by founders Judge John Smith and Judge Korey Wahwassuck on December 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm ET. In 2006, in response to high numbers of drunk driving fatalities, Judge Smith from the District Court in Cass County, Minnesota and Judge Wahwassuck from the neighboring Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Court, came together to create the nation’s first Joint Jurisdictional Wellness Court. To date, its success has been well documented by the number of Wellness Court graduates and national awards received.
BJA has provided funding for a TEAM (together everyone achieves more) Project that will allow for documentation of the Cass County Wellness Court, and training and technical assistance to one site that wishes to use Cass County as a model in creating its own joint jurisdictional court initiative. Judge Smith and Judge Wahwassuck are members of the TEAM and are joined by Jennifer Fahey, JD, a former prosecutor with experience creating joint jurisdictional sentencing circles, and Allison Leof, PhD, a senior policy analyst who will be coordinating the project through Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU). Project TEAM staff biographies can be found on the project website. All staff will be available for the webinar to answer questions.
The goal of the TEAM Project is to create and implement a program that will improve client outcomes, build relationships between tribal and state and local governments, and make more effective use of resources. The webinar will discuss the current Wellness Court Collaboration in Cass County and will also discuss the grant opportunity available to eligible jurisdictions that want to create their own joint jurisdictional court collaboration, whether it be drug and alcohol courts, mental health or veterans courts, alternative sentencing initiatives, juvenile justice reforms, reentry programs, or other initiatives as appropriate.
The webinar will give you an overview of the Cass County experience and provide an overview of the grant application process. While the grant is for training and technical assistance focused on joint jurisdictional collaboration, and does not come with direct funding; it is anticipated that the work completed through the TEAM Project will provide recipients with a strong strategy, program implementation tools, and a sustainability plan to potentially help secure future funding. The Wellness Court model has received local and national awards including recognition from Harvard University Honoring Nations Program, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, and the National Criminal Justice Association, which may have contributed to their foundation funding.
Registration for the TEAM Project Pre-Grant Application Webinar, along with the Request for Proposals, can be found on the Project Website. You are encouraged to submit written questions about the Project, prior to the Webinar, on the Website accessible by the following link https://ncja.webex.com
Any pre-Webinar questions should be directed to Allison Leof at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 503.494.3805.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2012-IC-BX-K003 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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- ITEPP Summer Internship Program - by NaepcA1 (Posted Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:20:21 GMT)
HOST SITES NEEDED FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals – Environmental Education Outreach Program at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona is seeking air quality focused offices and programs to host a college student for a 9-week summer internship. Tribal environmental offices, EPA offices, and other tribal environmental organizations are encouraged to apply. For more information see the attached pdf file.
- Western Region Pesticide Meeting - by NaepcA1 (Posted Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:19:04 GMT)
Subject: Western Region Pesticide Meeting: Your quick input
The Western Region Pesticide Meeting (WRPM) is a meeting for University PSEP partners, State Lead Agencies, EPA Regions, and EPA Headquarters.
WPRM is going to take on a completely new format for 2014. Region 10 plans to host a professional development meeting focusing more in-depth on human health, occupational exposures, and personal protective equipment/its labeling for two days plus one-half day hot topics. We plan to invite key leaders from EPA Headquarters to have an open dialogue on pesticide registration/labeling, risk assessment, and occupational exposures.
We are planning to hold the meeting May 6, 7, 8 or 7, 8, 9, assuming we can finalize the arrangements with a hotel. We want your input as to the location since many of you will be flying in. I would like input on Pre-SFIREG and Tribal meeting needs. Respond today at the very, very short survey below.
We can hold the meeting in Seattle (downtown) or Spokane. The big difference is direct flights versus per diem rates. Seattle is $152 per night and Spokane $88 per night. However, the flights into Spokane are higher in cost and typically less convenient. WRPM has been held previously in Spokane. Also, to get to downtown Seattle, you would need to take the Light Rail Link (at the airport) and then walk 3 blocks from one of the Seattle light-rail stations (or take a cab/shuttle).
Lastly, I have attached the email spreadsheet for WRPM contacts. Please peruse for you, your colleagues, and your neighbor states and fill in the blanks and send me folks who are no long active in the region. Again this meeting is for University, State Agency and EPA staff.
SurveyMonkey for Spokane vs Seattle and Pre-SFIREG/Tribal meetings: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WRPM_2014
Thank you for any input you can provide to make this a valuable meeting.
Carol (Ramsay) Black
Extension Pesticide Safety Education Specialist
Washington State University
PO Box 646382
Pullman, WA 99164-6382
For more program information, visit http://pep.wsu.edu
WSU Urban IPM & Pesticide Safety Education Program emphasizes personal safety, environmental protection, and effective integrated pest management in a multitude of disciplines.