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The. Gila River Indian Community. Community Action for a Renewed Environment Level I (Pilot) Project (GRIC CARE). Marti Lindsey Maureen King Leroy Williams. Building Partnership 1 (23 + Partners). Community members Public Health Nursing Community Leaders Gila River Farms

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Gila river indian community

The

Gila River Indian Community

Community Actionfor a

Renewed Environment

Level I (Pilot) Project(GRIC CARE)

Marti Lindsey

Maureen King

Leroy Williams


Building partnership 1 23 partners

Building Partnership1(23+ Partners)

Community members

Public Health Nursing

Community Leaders

Gila River Farms

Industrial Parks

GRIC Casinos

Grassroots

HR-OSH

CHRs

DOT

HuHuKam

ASU / U of A

Public Works

Office of Water Rights

Pinal/Maricopa County

Public Health Education

District Community Managers

Schools, Childcare, Headstart…

Risk Management Office/ Insurance

Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals

Office of Planning & Evaluation

WIC (Community Services)

Public Information Office

Economic Development

Community Housing

Youth Council

Finance Dept

USEPA

IHS

ITCA

JATAP

Salt River PMIC

Elderly Concerns

Tribal Social Services

AZ State Health Dept

GRIC Fire Department

Ak-Chin Indian Community

Land Use Planning & Zoning

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Office of Emergency Management

*Prospective partners

4


Gric care core team

GRIC CARE Core Team

GRIC Environment Health

GRIC OP&E

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

GRIC Occupational Safety & Health (OSH)

Tribal Social Services

LUPZ

Huhugam Heritage Center

Joint Air Toxics Assessment Project (JATAP)

GRIC Elderly Services

5

GRIC Youth Council

Public Health Nursing


The gric care mission statement

The GRIC CARE Mission Statement

The GRIC CAREproject is a

shared, voluntary effort

to increase Community understanding

of how the environment affects ourhealthby building on the Gila River Indian Community’s tradition of respect for the land, air, water.


Identifying concerns 2

Identifying Concerns2

  • First, GRIC CARE Project Introduction

    • Natural Resources Standing Committee

    • Health & Social Standing Committee

    • Cultural Resources Standing Committee

    • GRIC Tribal Council

    • Council of Elders / Elderly Concerns

  • Toxic Education & Reduction Outreach

    • District Community Meetings

    • Youth Council Annual Conference ‘08

  • GRIC CARE Kick-off Events 2008


Five 5 community concerns identified

Five (5) Community Concerns Identified

AIR QUALITY1

Hazardous Waste2

Pesticides3

WATER QUALITY5

SOLID WASTE4


Community vulnerabilities 3

Community Vulnerabilities3

  • Children & the Elderly are more susceptible to health impacts.

  • Community members who have respiratory illness, diabetes, cancer

  • Members who are near industrial sources or pollution sources

  • Cultural concerns (aesthetics,

  • Need of support or guidance to take action

  • Neighboring jurisdiction, control over outside influence – encroachment (??),

  • Communication


Community assets 4

Community Assets4

  • Departments within Tribal government

  • Council of Elders

  • Youth Council

  • Gila River Prevention Coalition


Immediate actions 5

Immediate Actions5

  • DEQ and Public Works

  • District organizations – D1 and D6

  • GRIC CARE Cleaning with Green Products

  • Partnership Assistance


Collect organize 6

Collect & Organize6

  • Monthly GRIC CARE meeting

  • Orientation meeting

  • District presentations

  • Public Events (Fairs, Block Parties,

  • Elderly meetings and luncheons

  • GRIC Youth Conferences

  • Public Health Nurse

  • Other Conferences (NTCEM, NTF,

  • Environmental health leadership training

  • Cleaning with Green Materials

  • Other organizations (Prevention Coalition,

  • DEQ Program staff


Community assessment

Community Assessment


Gila river indian community

Ranking the Risks:

Presenting the Potential Health Impacts7


Potential solutions 8

Potential Solutions8

  • Steps to/from Risk Ranking and Prioritization event provided some direction

  • Support from GRIC leadership – reassurance

  • Support from EPA R9 and

  • Build upon DEQ and other projects in process

  • Sept. 28th meeting

  • Continual research – outside Community


The real work begins 9

The Real Work Begins9

  • Trash in the environment

  • Oct 09 – March 2010 grant proposal

  • Current DEQ and Public Works (others) work plan towards solid waste and recycling projects

  • GRIC CARE Level I Risk Reduction Plan


Evaluation how to become self sustaining

--Evaluation--How to become self-sustaining

  • Recommendations…


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