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This Blog includes news and announcements pertaining to the Urban Indian community across the nation.
The American Public Health Association (APHA) American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus is proud to offer travel scholarships for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) students to attend the 145th APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia on November 4-November 8, 2017.
Hunter Health Clinic announced it will break ground next month on a new clinic to better serve new and existing patients. The new clinic will be directly north of its existing building at 2318 East Central.
AAIP Announces the 2017 25th Annual Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop
"Maintaining Harmony: AI/AN Strategies for Wellness"
When: April 27-30, 2017
Where: Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM
The AAIP Cross Cultural Medicine Workshop is held each year in Santa Fe, NM at the same time as the annual Gathering of Nations Powwow and is designed to provide participants with the unique experience of learning about the collaboration between western and traditional medicine. The workshop identifies strategies to improve communication between American Indian/Alaska Native patients and health care professionals and describes current health issues affecting Native communities in both reservation and urban settings. The complement of both approaches provides the opportunity to honor traditional healing practices while respecting the balance of mind, body and spirit.
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.