FFY2023 Annual Conference An Emerging Dance of Equity, Empathy and Engagement Building

Welcome to day two of the AZ Health Zone FFY2023 Annual Conference An Emerging Dance of Equity, Empathy and Engagement Building

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Time Speaker Session title Description
9 a.m. Welcome Welcome to the conference!
9:10 a.m. Breakout Session 2
Michelle Sambrano (she/her) 2A Healing centered approach to food inequity: Connecting past and present within the South Mountain Area. This presentation examines culturally responsive, community embedded responses to food inequity.
Dionne Washington, PA, MBA 2B How accessible is healthy food? Why it can be so hard to find affordable, healthy food and how you can grow your own food.
John Kamp, James Rojas 2C Dream, play, build: Hands-on community engagement for enduring spaces and places Urban planners James Rojas and John Kamp discuss how they weave interactive, hands-on, and sensory-based methods of community engagement into creating healthy spaces.
10:20 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. O’otham Chef Alyssa Dixon Tepary bean food demo This cooking demo highlights one of the main O’otham food staples, tepary beans. The tepary bean has many health benefits and features versatile flavors that can be added into our daily diets.
11:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
12:40 p.m. Breakout Session 3
Raisa S. Negrón (she/her/ella) 3A Creating culturally responsive & inclusive classrooms

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Just as we adapt to meet the needs of different learning styles, adjusting our social interactions by avoiding binary narratives helps youth make relevant connections about themselves and their community. When educational spaces are more inclusive, so are concepts of health literacy.
Monica Tsethlikai, Ph.D, (she/her) 3B Healthy lifestyles and access to nourishing foods can mitigate the negative effects of historical and ongoing trauma in Indigenous communities. A growing body of research on epigenetics shows that experience of historical and ongoing trauma predicts negative health outcomes across generations. See the latest findings and discuss evidence-based lifestyle changes that can be made at individual, community, and national levels to lessen the negative effects of trauma and promote well-being.
1:50 p.m. Break
2:05 p.m. Movement
Jacques Watson Move and groove Tabata Great music, low-impact and low-intensity body movements to get the juices flowing Tabata style!
Tricia Kinell Tai Chi for Arthritis Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese mind-body practice that focuses on performing slow, controlled movements with attention to your breath. It can help with chronic pain management, and promote relaxation and mental well-being.
2:20 p.m. Workshops
Emily Nuñez-Eddy (she/her/ella) Advocacy case studies workshop

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Learn how to apply concepts, theories, and practices from Advocacy Training Part I and II to real-life scenarios as we tackle case studies from ECE, food systems, and active living/built environment spaces! We will collaborate with colleagues to design our own advocacy initiatives, craft messages, and develop strategies and tactics to advocate and create meaningful change in our communities.
Liz Nilsen Leadership is a verb, not a title We often think of the leader as a position, but it is a set of skills anyone can use, whether or not they have the official job description. Learn more about the concept of agile leadership, which is designed for networks, especially when no one can tell anyone what to do. You’ll come away with new understanding and a few techniques to keep in your toolset.
4:20 p.m. Closing and day two overview

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