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This Blog includes news and announcements pertaining to the Urban Indian community across the nation.
On Thursday, January 26, 2017, the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) and the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) signed a memorandum of understanding, which begins a new strategic partnership to address the health needs of the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) population, along with their educational opportunities and workforce development.
For four decades, the Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa has provided quality, comprehensive health care to the city’s Native American people in a culturally sensitive manner. Born out of a need to serve an urban Indian population underserved by the city’s existing healthcare facilities, the IHCRC has worked to eliminate health disparities and strengthen the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness of those it serves. With the organization since its inception has been Carmelita Wamego Skeeter, who currently serves as chief executive officer and is a Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member. Skeeter was recently honored by the IHCRC for her four decades of service in building the organization into what is today.
“Today reminded me of my first day at Indian Health Service (IHS), 24 years ago. I am deeply honored to have the privilege to serve Indian Health Service —and all of you—as IHS’s acting director. IHS is truly an incredible agency with talented staff dedicated to the IHS mission…to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indian and Alaska Natives to the highest level. This is a critical time for the IHS. We have seen many successes in the last few months, but still have challenges ahead. To address these challenges and build on success we will need a team approach.
Turquoise Tuesday brings awareness to high rates of cervical cancer among American Indian women.
Help American Indian Cancer Foundation help raise the awareness. How to do this? It is easy to join in!
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) are accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health (Short Title: Native Connections). The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance use, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young people up to and including age 24.
Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law, millions of Americans no longer face coverage denials, higher costs, or coverage carve outs because of their medical histories. A new analysis from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides a first look at what happened to uninsured rates for Americans with pre-existing health conditions when the ACA’s major insurance market reforms took effect in 2014. It finds that, between 2010 and 2014, the share of Americans with pre-existing conditions who went without health insurance all year fell by 22 percent, meaning 3.6 million fewer people with pre-existing conditions went uninsured.
The Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas (UITCT)
For Immediate Release -January 5, 2017
January 5, 2017, Dallas, TX: Effective December 12, 2016 -The Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas (UITCT) Board of Trustees is proud to announce that Angela Young has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas. She will succeed Dr. Rodney Stapp who passed away suddenly last January. Ms. Young brings more than 27 years of nonprofit management and 14 years healthcare management experience to UITCT with strengths in strategic leadership, business development, grants management, physician relationships and project management. Her depth of knowledge in healthcare and the employment needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives, executive leadership skills and focus on providing quality services will support the mission and vision of UITCT.
The Executive Director is a full time position with the responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization, implementing policies and procedures approved by the Board of Directors, executing NCUIH’s strategic plan and operating strategies, representing NCUIH and its membership at meetings, and developing, nurturing and expanding critical partnerships with national and regional partners.Full Description here
The Montana Healthcare Foundation (MHCF) is seeking candidates for a Senior Program Officer on American Indian Health. The full position description can be found here: http://waldronhr.com/searc…/montana-healthcare-foundation-1…
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today has announced the release of the Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda (TBHA), a first-of-its-kind collaborative tribal-federal blueprint that highlights the extent to which behavioral health challenges affect Native communities, in addition to strategies and priorities to reduce these problems and improve the behavioral health of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
There are 567 federally recognized and dependent sovereign American Indian and Alaska Native nations, tribes, rancherias, villages, and pueblos. American Indians and Alaska Natives represent 2 percent of the total U.S. population (6.6 million persons), but experience disproportionately high rates of behavioral health problems such as mental and substance use disorders. In addition, these communities’ behavioral health needs have traditionally been underserved.