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Submissions for the Commemorative Cultural Cookbook Needed

 Don't Miss Out on Being a Part of AMWA History!!


Dear AMWA members,

As one of our many contributions to advocate for health, wellness, and preventive medicine, we in the Diversity and Inclusion Section would like to publish a cultural cookbook to commemorate the AMWA Centennial Meeting. Our goal is to have 100 recipes for the long anticipated 100th anniversary of our great organization!

So far we have been asking members like you to please send in any cultural recipes (i.e. a family recipe, a recipe that was offered by a patient, a recipe that you found interesting that the author would be ok in us using, etc.) to be added in our cookbook; unfortunately we still have received a small number of recipes.

Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be included in the commemorative cookbook for the

Centennial Annual Meeting!!

Here is what we would like for the cookbook (besides cultural recipes):

  • An article written by you that describes the significance, cultural importance, and/or history of certain ingredients in cultural meals (i.e. spices, okra, etc.)
  • An article written by you on the pros and cons of a type of diet (i.e. Vegetarian, Vegan, "American" diet, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Atkins, and even about the so called "air and sunlight" diet that was in the news earlier this year) with provided evidence and references

If there are other things that you would like to see added to the cookbook, please let us know.

We would like to have all submissions sent in by Thursday October 30th. Please have your submissions sent as well as a picture of the meal and a professional self photo. Those who send us a submission will be recognized in the cookbook. So please spread the word to your colleagues and others!

This published book will be in each registration bag as a free gift to those who attend the AMWA Centennial Meeting in April!

Please email us at if you have any questions. Thank you so much and looking forward to your submissions.


AMWA Diversity and Inclusion Section

Webinar Announcement - Culturally Specific Approaches to Trauma and Domestic Violence

OCTOBER 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET


Hosted by the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s Family Violence Prevention and Services Program and the Women and Trauma Federal Partners Committee

TITLE: Culturally Specific Approaches to Trauma and Domestic Violence

DATE & TIME: October 27, 2014 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET

DURATION: 1 hour and 30 minutes

DESCRIPTION: Responding to trauma in the context of domestic violence raises a number of issues for survivors and their communities underscoring the importance of approaches that are culture, DV- and trauma-informed. Research has shown that the impact of experiencing multiple forms of trauma and abuse throughout one’s lifetime is significantly higher among multiracial, African American, Latina, Asian and Pacific Islander and Native American/Alaska Native women. This webinar will feature speakers from national and culturally specific community based organizations who will discuss key considerations for implementing trauma-informed domestic violence services as they relate to the ethnic, racial, cultural, and lingual diversity of victims of domestic violence from underserved and historically marginalized communities. The webinar will highlight culturally specific trauma-informed approaches to both individual and collective trauma, violence, and abuse as well as a framework for thinking about trauma in the context of cumulative burden, ongoing risk and coercive control.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: Policymakers; Administrators; Service Providers from health, education, workforce, justice, military, housing, emergency management, domestic violence, and other fields; Federal and State representatives, Employers, Stakeholders with an interest in Women and Trauma, and the general public


This webinar will offer closed captioning.  Please note that you will receive the webinar link in your confirmation email after registering.


If you have questions regarding this webinar, please contact Jennifer Curley Project Manager, National Center on Domestic Violence Trauma and Mental Health,

Save the Date for the 10th Annual Native Caring Conference

April 15-16, 2015

Registration: $125

Location: Three Rivers Casino and Resort, Florence, Oregon

Click here for full details including topics, speakers, and registration information!


Crossing Great Divides

Take a look at the National Center on Senior Transporation's (NCST) Guide to Elder Mobility Resources and Solutions in Indian Country

Our Town Grants

Deadline: December 15, 2014
Earliest Start Date: October 1, 2015

Launching the White House Conference on Aging Website

ACL is pleased to forward this blog post from White House Conference on Aging Executive Director Nora Super. While visiting the conference website, discover ways to get involved, including signing up to receive updates on conference activities.

By Nora Super, Executive Director, 2015 White House Conference on Aging

Recordings of the 8 latest LTSS webinars

Recordings of the 8 latest LTSS webinars are now uploaded to the archive and available for viewing. These webinars cover important topics in providing long-term supports and services (LTSS) in Indian Country.

If you missed any of the webinars or would like to watch them again, visit the LTSS webinar archive, a part of the LTSS Technical Assistance Center, to view the recordings.

AARP Oklahoma

(SPECIAL) – Native veterans, language preservationists, artists, a renowned female ceremonial dancer and a former Chief of the Choctaw Nation were among those recognized at the 6th Annual AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors recently held in Oklahoma City. More than 700 family members, tribal leaders and honored guests from across the state attended the event which recognized elders from 30 Oklahoma tribes and nations. The AARP Oklahoma Indian Elder Honors is the largest event of its kind bringing together all Oklahoma tribes and nations to recognize the contribution of elders to their tribes, communities, family and state, said AARP Oklahoma State President Marjorie Lyons. - Read more.











Preparing for the 2014-2015 Flu Season

It’s that time of year again with the 2014-2015 flu season right around the corner.  American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) are at high risk for getting the flu and developing serious complications. The time is now to prepare early and raise awareness about flu vaccine options and availability in Indian Country.

Kauffman and Associates, Inc. (KAI) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Influenza Vaccination Disparities Partnership  (NIVDP) have developed an awareness campaign, Protect the Circle of Life, with the goal of increasing influenza immunization among AI/ANs.  To find out more information on the NIVDP, visit CDC’s NIVDP web page. If you are interested in becoming a partner, please fill out this pledge. Please visit for additional information including a fact sheet, brochure, and flyer.

Tribal, regional, and national-level partners all play an essential role in helping prevent the flu and saving lives by increasing knowledge, holding flu clinic events and disseminating informational materials. Your support and participation in the Protect the Circle of Life Campaign will positively impact communities and save lives. KAI is more than happy to work with you to plan your next flu clinic event involving our national partner, Walgreens to assist in administering flu vaccines for free at your community event.

Throughout the upcoming flu season, KAI and the CDC will be holding monthly partnership calls and hosting informative webinars. These interactive calls and webinars are meant to share partnership activities and success stories, introduce tribally-specific outreach materials and highlight innovative communication strategies. Also, we highlight partners in CDC’s NIVDP inFLUential newsletter which goes out each month.

Feel free to contact Blake Harper, Project Manager, at or (301)509-5724 for more information about upcoming partnership conference calls, activities, being our next spotlight in the newsletter or hosting a flu clinic event!

Connect with NIVDP through Facebook, too!

NSCA's Senior Corps e-News, October 2014 - Become a National Service Voter!


Do you know where your elected officials stand on education? The environment? Healthcare? Social Security? How about national service?

All too often, our elected leaders are silent on national service because they don't view it as an issue that matters to their voters. This has to change. That is why we are excited to partner with ServiceNation in launching a new effort called National Service Voter. If we are going to elevate national service as a critical issue for our country, we need to stand up and identify ourselves as National Service Voters.

We've stood up and added our names -- will you join us?

You and I know that AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members play an absolute crucial role in addressing our nation's toughest issues -- many of the same ones that are seen as a high priority by our representatives. We need to ensure our elected officials and candidates running for office know this too and see national service for the national priority that it is.

Declare yourself as a National Service Voter today! It will take less than a minute.

We're proud to stand with ServiceNation in this effort along with our fellow partners at the National Association of RSVP Directors, the National Association of Foster Grandparent Program Directors, AmeriCorps Alums, and Voices for National Service. Together, we will showcase the broad support that exists for AmeriCorps & Senior Corps across our great country!

Thank you,

Gary Goosman,

NSCA President

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