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Increasing Breastfeeding Rates: A Traditional Approach

Penobscot Indian Nation developed a breastfeeding project as a way to address the growing concern of diabetes and obesity within the community. This project emphasized the traditional role of breastfeeding within their community and included several components: Video – A video featuring interviews with community members and clinic staff was the centerpiece of the project. […]

  Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA is an enrolled member of the Kitkehahki band of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, she is also a member of the Upper Athabascan people of Mentasta Village, Alaska. She was born in the heart of Alaska where she was raised in the traditional values of giving, respect for all and love. […]

Indian Health Service care criticized as ‘genocidal’ despite improvement efforts

Dr. Lynelle Noisy Hawk became clinical director of Crow-Northern Cheyenne Hospital almost two years ago, but some boxes still sit full on her office floor. She’s just not had time to unpack them. “It’s tough,” she said. “Some days you’re like, ‘Why do I do this?’ because it gets so stressful.” Health care jobs are […]

Montana, Wyoming tribes trained in gathering, analyzing health data

Montana and Wyoming tribes now have a new tool for collecting, tracking and analyzing health information. In mid-August the Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center, part of the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council, brought in a trainer from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to teach tribal health officials how to use software to […]

Public Health Broadcast CDC to Host National Zika Response Conference Call

    CDC to Host National Zika Response Conference Call    CDC will host a national Zika response conference call to provide an overview of the changes in the revised Zika Interim Response Plan for the continental United States and Hawaii and to provide other response activity updates from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT on Thursday, August […]

  Roylynn Rides Horse was beaten, strangled, doused with gasoline, set afire and left for dead. When she was found alive in a field on the Crow Reservation, the 28-year-old mother of six reportedly had burns on 45 percent of her body and severe frostbite on her legs. She died Tuesday in a Salt Lake […]

San Diego mentors impressed by Billings’ successful addiction alternative program

San Diego team members John Liening and Deni McLagan talk about Billings progress dealing with serial inebriates Tuesday at the Depot in Billings.   If the team that’s worked hard for 18 months trying to help reduce Billings’ serial inebriate population ever doubted its impact, a group of three San Diego mentors laid those doubts […]

Know Your Rights: Parity for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits

http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA16-4971   Know Your Rights: Parity for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits There is now a law that protects your mental health and substance use disorder benefits. Read more about these protections here. Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 Health benefits are physical health, mental health, and substance use disorder […]

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