Training to teach diabetes terminology in the Dine language

WINDOW ROCK -- A 20 hour training (2.5 days) is being offered by the Navajo Special Diabetes Project, Navajo Division of Health for all health care workers, on and off the Navajo Nation, who are responsible for translating, interpreting, and explaining diabetes medical terminology to Navajo patients and their family members.

Participants will be able to read and write Navajo language at an entry level and describe the path physiology of diabetes. Participants will learn to systematically translate terminology in a clear manner and specify the elements of DinZ paradigm for the human body, state the names of anatomical parts and explain medical terms for diabetes in the Navajo language

The training sessions are free of charge. The participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and meals. The training program is offered primarily in the Navajo language. The participants will receive handouts and materials for use on the job.

Albuquerque/Grants NM will host the training from November 15 -- 17, with the location to be announced at a later date. The next event will take place at Kayenta Town Hall in Kayenta November 28 -- 30. The third event will take place at the BIA Conference Room in Chinle December 5-7 and the final event will be held at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock December 13 -- 15.

Each training begins at 1 p.m. on the first day, the second and third day begins at 8. Each day concludes at 5 p.m.

Little Spruce Training is conducting the events. Call (505) 890-8984 or e-mail littlespruce22@hotmail.com for more information or to register.

Please include name, e-mail address, and phone and fax numbers, job title, employer and training location requested. Employed individuals need supervisor's approval according to the job tasks and responsibilities.

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