5th annual Southwest American Indian Rainbow Gathering

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: First Congregational UCC, 1407 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

The Southwest American Indian Rainbow Gathering is an all-day symposium open to the public. Its goal is to continue efforts to advance and promote the health and wellness needs of the American Indian and Alaska Native Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) community. There is no charge for the event. Click here for details and to register.

The Rainbow Gathering is also looking for sponsors and vendors. Interested? Click here for details.



NAMI Valley Walk

Time: 9:30 am – :
Location: Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007

You can help support the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) by donating to and/or joining them for the NAMI Valley Walk. The 5K walk promises to be a family fun event that will help raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental illness. Click here to register or donate. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m., and the walk starts at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Gloria Abril at or 602-315-2897. 

"Now You See Me" -- Addiction: The Elephant in the Room

Time: 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Location: Arizona State Capitol, Senate Lawn, 1700 W. Washington St. in Phoenix

The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family seeks to educate all Arizona communities about substance abuse, the disease of addiction and the stigma associated with them. Attendance is free, but registration is requested. Click here to register. Questions? Contact Deborrah Miller at or 602-542-1764.

View the event flyer for details.

13th Annual Family Fun and Wellness Fair

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Pendergast Community Center, 10550 W. Mariposa in Phoenix

Join Touchstone Behavioral Health for the 13th Annual Family Fun and Wellness Fair. You can enjoy games, prizes and raffles at no charge. You can also buy food from food trucks at the fair. Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) is providing free medical screenings. These screenings include:

  • Glucose
  • Cholesterol
  • Height and weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) for adults and children
  • Pediatric visual dental checks
  • Blood pressure
  • Pregnancy testing

View the event flyer.

Child and Family Advisory Partnership

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Family Involvement Center, 5333 N. 7th St., A‐100 in Phoenix

Join us for dinner and networking from 5:30-6 p.m, followed by the meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. David Jefferson, Founder of Parent Support Arizona, will give a presentation on "Navigating the education maze for students who require additional support." There is no cost to attend the meeting. Call 602‐288‐0155 or email to pre-register. Childcare is provided at no cost by FIC and Mercy Maricopa. Interpretation is also available. If you have questions, contact the FIC Parent Assistance Center (PAC) at 602-288-0155 or 1-877-568-8468. You can view the meeting flyer in ENGLISH | SPANISH.

Western States Health-e Connection Summit & Trade Show

Time: 7:15 am – 5:15 pm
Location: Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 N. Scottsdale Road

You won't want to miss the 2015 Western States Health-e Connection Summit & Trade Show, the state's largest health IT educational event. This one-day event has drawn 200 to 300 attendees annually including a strong complement of C-suite executives and decision-makers. It's hosted by Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC) and sponsored by Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care (Mercy Maricopa) and Mercy Care Plan.

 Dr. Stanley Huff

Dr. Stanley Huff, chairman of HL7, the global authority for interoperability and standards for health information technology, will be the keynote speaker. (Pictured here) The event features a full day of presentations, panel discussions and break-out sessions on using interoperable health information technology to improve care coordination and quality. Click here to details about registration, conference fees, special room rates, and the conference agenda.



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