Past Online Trainings

The Native American Partnership for Health & Wellness Promotion is pleased to introduce our new Online Trainings! This series of free, pre-recorded webinars features topics including nutrition, medication treatment, community gardens, and more.

Below you will find information on our past trainings.

As we grown our organization, more trainings will be added soon!

Kristy Klinger
Pharmacist/Diabetes Educator

So Many Meds…
Medicines can be one of the most confusing parts of diabetes management. Understanding where each type of medicine fits into the larger picture can help you manage diabetes better.

Jennifer Denipah
Ohkay Owingeh

Siobhan Hancock
New Mexico Dept. of Health, Obesity, Nutrition And Physical Activity Program

Edible Gardens Everywhere!

This presentation explains the challenges and possibilities in building gardens demonstrating some of the 34 gardens that support Healthy Kids Healthy Communities
efforts in Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, New Mexico. Edible fruits and vegetables may be planted in almost any container, in-ground or on wind sills. They may be used in core curriculum for an elementary school, Native language training, fundraising, and cafeteria tastings as well as traditional farming and agriculture education. Guidance and resource lists are provided in the presentation and as pdf attachments on this website.

Paula Szloboda, RN, CDCES•, BC-NC, therapeutic chef
Taos Pueblo

Dietary Approaches to Address Chronic Disease Conditions
This presentation provides information on the role of macronutrients in the form and function of the human body as well as explains the basics of therapeutic diets to address chronic conditions. Additionally, this sessions shares information about the key skills people need to make healthy food choices, and provides three simple strategies for improving daily nutrition using whole food.

Elizabeth Foley
MCD Public Health




Robin Hetzler, MPH
MCD Public Health




MCD Public Health Online Opportunities for Professional Development
Six out of 10 adults in the U.S. have a chronic disease, and four in 10 have two or more chronic diseases, which lead to disability, death and astronomical health care costs. Rates of some chronic condition, such as diabetes and chronic liver disease, are even higher in native populations. Community Health Workers (CHWs) play key roles in prevention and management of chronic illnesses, and have been found to provide a $2.47 return on investment to $1 of invested. CHWs are perfectly positioned to help community members stay healthy throughout the lifespan, by addressing barriers to living a healthy lifestyle and negotiating cultural differences in healthcare. CHWs provide education and support regarding chronic disease self-management and can refer individuals to community-based self-management programs. New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Office of Community Health Workers has developed a core competency Community Health Worker certification program, and has partnered with MCD Public Health to provide a comprehensive CHW chronic disease training suite for free to all New Mexico participants. The training suite includes the following modules: CHWs and Chronic Conditions, High Blood Pressure and Hypertension, Prediabetes, Diabetes, Asthma, Breast, Cervical and Colorectal Cancer. Recently, a special module about the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) and CHWs has also been added to the site, and is available for free. Evaluation responses from prior participants indicate their knowledge has increased, and that they feel more confident supporting clients suffering from chronic conditions. The 8 on-demand modules are offered in English and Spanish, and provide up-to-date evidence-based recommendations in chronic disease prevention and management. Each module includes quizzes to test trainee knowledge, content with downloadable resources and materials, evaluation questions to assess efficacy, and certificates of completion. New Mexico participants receive 5.5 CEUs upon completion of all eight modules.

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