Community Events

A listing of community events in Pima County that align with Healthy Pima's mission can be found below.


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Fall Prevention & Safety Workshop

Drexel Heights Fire District is excited to partner with Banner Health to host their Senior Safety Town interactive program.

Date: Monday, February 11, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Drexel Heights Fire District, 5030 S. Camino Verde, Tucson, AZ 85735

Cost: Free


Speaker Series: Transition from Youth to Adulthood

Lecture series by the The Autism Society of Southern Arizona featuring self advocate and professional experts in autism to prepare growing children for the future.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Intermountain Academy - 1100 West Fresno Street Tucson, AZ 85745

Cost: Free

RSVP: CLICK HERE


Global Refugee Trends & Resettlement Update

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees publishes an annual report on the migration trends of refugees and displaced persons around the world. This session will cover the global refugee resettlement trends and provide the community with an update on local resettlement.

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Murphy-Wilmot Library - 530 North Wilmot Road Tucson, AZ 85711

Cost: Free


8th Annual Southwest Diabetes Symposium

Symposium is designed for family practice and other primary care physicians, endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, pharmacists, diabetes educators, registered dietitians, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Time: 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort - 3800 W Starr Pass Blvd Tucson, AZ 85745

Cost: Free


Senior Safety Academy

The academy meets for four sessions and each session runs from 9:00-11:30am. During the first session, participants will take a tour of a fire station and apparatus, and learn about the services Drexel Heights Fire District has been providing since 1954. In other sessions participants will learn fire safety skills, fall prevention and balance techniques, identifying scams that target seniors, and get health tips related to aging. Some safety supplies included.

Date:  January 9, 16, 23, 30 OR February 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Drexel Heights Training Classroom at Station 401, 5030 S. Camino Verde Tucson, AZ 85735

Cost: Free

RSVP: CLICK HERE


Keeping Kids with Diabetes Safe at School

Pop-up food pantry on the 4th Friday of the month. Receive bread, produce and other important food items from Interfaith Community Services and the Community Food Bank.

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: Tucson Medical Center (Marshall Conference Center): 5301 E Grant Rd Tucson, AZ 85712

Cost: Free

RSVP: CLICK HERE


How to Manage the Meltdowns with our Expert Panel

Lecture series by the The Autism Society of Southern Arizona. Panelists include: Kathleen Friend, M.D. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with Intermountain Health Centers; Rebecca Hartzwell, Rebecca Hartzell, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Assistant Professor of Practice Disability and Psychoeducational Studies; Laura Valenzuela, M.S. CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist Milestone Pediatrics; and Howard Zlamal, Self-Avocate, Special Education Teacher Sunnyside High School.

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Intermountain Academy - 1100 West Fresno Street Tucson, AZ 85745

Cost: Free

RSVP: CLICK HERE


Communication in Serious Illness Seminar

Target audience is healthcare teams such as physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare providers. This 2.5-hour didactic session objective is to review the need for a systematic approach to having more, better and earlier conversations about patient values and priorities in serious illness; define a population with serious illness who may benefit from the serious illness conversation and learn how to improve communication with patients who have a serious illness with a structured communication tool. During this highly interactive workshop participants will have the opportunity to practice case study conversations.

HonorHealth designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 or 5 credits / contact hours.

Date:  Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Oro Valley Hospital Behavioral Health Intensive OP Treatment (2nd Floor Classrooms) - 1521 East Tangerine Road Oro Valley, AZ 85755

Cost: Free

RSVP: CLICK HERE


Social Media Awareness

Learn ways to identify and understand signs of human trafficking

This workshop is provided as a tool to raise awareness and increase knowledge among PARENTS in the community. Join the presenters and learn some basic definitions, terms, warning signs and red flags of human trafficking, as well as ways to keep kids safe online and the role that social media plays in human trafficking.

Date:  Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:49 PM

Location: Tucson Police Department - 1310 W Miracle Mile Tucson, AZ 85705

Cost: Free

RSVP: CLICK HERE


Ethical Decision-Making When Working with Children & Families

Navigating clinical practice ethics can be challenging enough when working with individual adult clients but it can become an ethical and legal minefield when working with children, teens, and families. This seminar will review ethical codes as well as federal and state laws pertaining to clinical work with children, teens and families. Most importantly, this seminar will teach and help participants develop risk management practices that they can incorporate into their clinical and business practices that will help participants avoid board complaints.

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Intuition Wellness Center - 5675 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 3101 Tucson, AZ 85704

Cost: $25-50

RSVP: HERE


Suicide Prevention Training

Free 2 hour training that will be offered to the campus community to help prevent suicide attempts and completions. After completing the training participants should be able to recognize someone at risk for suicide, demonstrate increased knowledge of intervention skills, and describe knowledge of referral resources and how to refer someone for help.

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: To be determined.

Cost: Free

RSVP: HERE


SWIFT (Smart Vehicles, Intelligent Freight, and Transportation) Summit

Be SWIFT and find out what Southern Arizona is doing to grow this industry to create a regional innovation hub. The daylong will include industry updates, technology demonstrations, panel discussions, and a networking mixer.

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Location: UA Tech Park - Event Center, 9030 S. Rita Road, Tucson, AZ 85747

Cost: $35 before January 4th then $60. Registration closes January 18.

RSVP: HERE


Tucson Guest Speaker Series: Housing & Homelessness

Poverty is complex. As local agents of change, Tucson Civic Leadership is interested in taking a close look at the influencing factors, complex relationships and unique cultural climate here in Arizona. The Tucson Guest Speaker Series allows local leaders to express their own experience and knowledge on relevant topics. Join them for interesting conversation on how Housing and Homelessness is being addressed within the greater Tucson area. Bring your questions to the event and be ready to learn something new.

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: K-20 Changemaker Campus - 1300 South Belvedere Avenue Tucson, AZ 85711

Cost: Free

RSVP: HERE


Free Health Screening

Join Oro Valley Hospital for a free health screening to include total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, glucose and blood pressure. Your results are immediate and will be reviewed with you one-on-one by a medical professional.

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019

Time: Multiple Times Available

Location: Oro Valley Hospital - 1551 East Tangerine Road Oro Valley, AZ 85755

Cost: Free

RSVP: HERE


BE SAFE The Movie: Autism, Safety & Law Enforcement - Free Screening

Free screening that addresses the safety needs of young adults and adults with developmental disabilities as they interact with those in the community. Local police officers and other peace officers will be on hand to try out fun safety activities with attendees. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Each individual that participates in the screening will receive a copy of BE SAFE the movie to take home.

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Habitat for Humanity - 3501 N Mountain Ave Tucson, AZ 85719

Cost: Free

RSVP: HERE


NEH Regional Application-Writing Workshop

The University of Arizona is hosting a National Endowment for the Humanities Regional Application-Writing Workshop on January 17-18, 2019. The workshop will be conducted by Russell Wyland, PhD, Deputy Director of Research, and includes presentations on NEH programs, specific writing strategies for competitive applications, Q&A sessions, and optional 1:1 proposal review sessions with participants. There is no charge for the workshop.

Date: Thursday, January 17 - Friday January 18, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: University of Arizona - Student Unions -(Lower Level - Sonora Room - 1303 East University Boulevard Tucson, AZ 85719

Cost: Free

RSVP: HERE


Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training

QPR is a 2 hour training that will be offered to the campus community to help prevent suicide attempts and completions. After completing the training participants should be able to recognize someone at risk for suicide, demonstrate increased knowledge of intervention skills, and describe knowledge of referral resources and how to refer someone for help. Participants will learn myths and facts about suicide, recognize warning signs, and identify risks and protective factors for suicide. Additionally, participants will learn practical skills so that they can ask about suicide, persuade someone to get help and make an appropriate referral.

Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: To be determined

Cost: Free

RSVP: HERE


5th Annual Diverse Voices Community Round Table Forum

5th Annual Community Round Table Forum “Promising Prevention & Intervention Strategies for Diverse Populations: A Round Table Discussion." This year’s forum and panel will also focus on the Intersectionality of Harms and Consequences of Risk Taking Behaviors. Lineup of speakers include:·

  • Dr Elise Lopez will discuss the myths and facts regarding the link between violence and substance use, as well as community-level prevention strategies for preventing violence through addressing substance use issues.

  • Chris Miller will give a brief history on First Nation people, how First Nation people are viewed today in the mainstream eye and intergenerational trauma, bringing an increased awareness of opioid and drug issue from a cultural perspective as a Tohono O’odham addict in recovery.

  • Assistant Chief Kevin Hall will present on the Tucson Police Department programs that have cultivated cross-system partnerships to coordinate a collaborative approach to deliver sustainable, long-term substance use treatment by aligning resources for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) along with wraparound services to support MAT.

  • Monica Davis will discuss the intersection of substance use (including prescription medication/opioid drug misuse) and sexual risk among youth and young adults addressing collaboration and capacity building as a means to strengthen existing youth programming.

Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: Pima Community College 29th St. Campus - 4355 E. Calle Aurora, Tucson Az. 85709

Cost: $25 early bird registration with breakfast and lunch.

RSVP: HERE


Free Bike Safety Classes for All Levels

Pima County sponsors a number of different bike safety classes including classes designed specifically for children and university students. All classes are conducted by L.A.B. League cycling instructors, and free bike safety items such as helmets, bike lights, and u-locks are often included with participation.

Date: CLICK HERE for a list of dates and times

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. Tucson, AZ 85716

Cost: Free

RSVP: CLICK HERE

Tucson Civic Leadership & Service Training

The Civic Leadership & Service training curriculum helps participants develop the knowledge and skills to be effective community leaders. Participants gain the expertise to address a variety of community & societal issues, develop skill sets transferable to the public sector, and become empowered to make the greatest impact in the communities they serve.  

Don't miss out on the great benefits of this professional development curriculum. Sign up for a no cost training today!

Date: Ongoing

Location: Arizona Serve Offices, 530 S Main Ave Suite A Tucson, AZ 85701

View available training here: Tucson Civic Leadership & Service Training


Statewide Events

Parenting the Traumatized Child

Dates: February 1, 2019

Location: Arizona's Children Association - 225 South Orlando Street Florence, AZ 85132

RSVP for Free: HERE

Rural Health Care Leadership Conference

Dates: February 3-6, 2019

Location: Arizona Grand Resort & Spa: 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85044

RSVP for Free: HERE

The Pinal County Resource Guide (First Things First)

Dates: April 5, 2019

Location: Arizona's Children Association - 225 South Orlando Street Florence, AZ 85132

RSVP for Free: HERE

Trauma Informed Care

Dates: June 7, 2019

Location: Arizona's Children Association - 225 South Orlando Street Florence, AZ 85132

RSVP for Free: HERE