Native America Calling: Support for opioid addiction recovery (July 21, 2021)Medically assisted treatment remains one of the standards for opioid treatment and a public benefit corporation is working with tribes to build a model of equitable options for Native people.
Cronkite News: New initiative addresses maternal mortality (July 14, 2021)In Arizona, Native American women are four times more likely to die during birth than white women – the highest rate across the state.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 brings traditional practices online (July 12, 2021)Incorporating Indigenous practices like talking circles into health care treatment isn’t new but has grown in significance during COVID-19.
Tribal Health Data Improvement Act back on agenda (June 21, 2021)A bipartisan bill to ensure that tribes have access to the same public health data as states is once again moving forward on Capitol Hill.
Cronkite News: Officials continue push for COVID-19 vaccine (June 10, 2021)COVID-19 vaccination rates have fallen sharply in Arizona, but health officials are still hopeful the state can reach a goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the population by July 4.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Our people continue to be killed by police (April 28, 2021)Killing another human is what police officers can do with an almost complete immunity from prosecution.
Native people ‘lead the way’ on COVID-19 vaccinations (March 30, 2021)The Indian Health Service is set to meet its goal of 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations but progress is being threatened by the rest of the nation.
Gaylord News: COVID-19 vaccine efforts include tribes and Indian Health Service (February 26, 2021)The state of Oklahoma is working with tribal nations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indian Health Service to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine reaches as many people as possible.
Indian Country still bearing brunt of COVID-19 (February 2, 2021)It’s been a year into the pandemic and Native people are still being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Chuck Hoskin: COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Cherokee Nation (December 17, 2020)I believe in the vaccine and the science behind it. I am 100 percent confident that it is safe and will be successful at containing the virus.
Cronkite News: Tribes denied access to public health data (October 8, 2020)The Tribal Health Data Improvement Act aims to remove barriers that Native Americans face in accessing public health data – something even more critical in the COVID-19 era.
Tribal Health Data Improvement Act up for passage in House (September 28, 2020)A bipartisan bill to ensure that tribal authorities have access to the same public health data as states is moving forward on Capitol Hill.
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