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Posted: January 31, 2021

Lt. Sara Mantick, pharmacist, and Lt. Christopher Mendoza-Troung, acting chief pharmacist, begin drawing COVID-19 vaccines at the Zuni Comprehensive Health Center in New Mexico. Photo: IHS

Please join the Indian Health Service and Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian on February 11, 2021, from 2:00-3:30 pm EST for a conversation on combating COVID-19 in Indian Country.


  • IHS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Toedt
  • IHS Navajo Area Chief Medical Officer Dr. Loretta Christensen
  • Great Lakes Area Tribal Health Board Chair Phyllis Davis.

The program will be moderated by Dr. Charles Grim, Chickasaw Nation secretary of health and former IHS director.

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COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on Native communities throughout the US. Join experts for a conversation about combating this devastating pandemic in Indian Country.

Featuring Rear Admiral Michael Toedt, MD, chief medical officer, Indian Health Service; Dr. Loretta Christensen (Diné [Navajo]), chief medical officer, Navajo Area Office Indian Health Service; and Phyllis Davis, Tribal Council member, Gun Lake Band Pottawatomi and chair of the Great Lakes Area Tribal Health Board.

This online program will be moderated by Dr. Charles Grim (Cherokee), Chickasaw Nation secretary of health.

Presented in partnership with the Indian Health Service.


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