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THE AMERICAN INDIAN HEALTH COMMISSION FOR WASHINGTON STATE (AIHC)
is a Tribally-driven non-profit organization with a mission of improving health
outcomes for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) through a health
policy focus at the Washington State level. AIHC works on behalf of the 29
federally-recognized Indian Tribes and two Urban Indian Health Organizations
(UIHOs) in the state.

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Join Us For The First Annual

Washington State AIHC Legislative Day

This event is an opportunity for tribes and urban Indian organizations to increase awareness and knowledge of critical health priorities that impact American Indian and Alaska Native communities across Washington State.

Learn About Our Upcoming Events

January 16, 2019
  • AIHC Tribal Health Legislative Day | January 16, 2019  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    The American Indian Health Commission “The Commission” invites you to join tribal and urban Indian leaders at the first annual Washington State AIHC Legislative Day.
    This event is an opportunity for tribes and urban Indian organizations to increase awareness and knowledge of critical health priorities that impact American Indian and Alaska Native communities across Washington State.

    Political Advocacy 101 training and will be provided in the morning before your visits. The Commission will provide a one-page list of Legislative Priorities developed by the AIHC Executive Committee and AIHC member representatives.

    This event will give you the opportunity to engage with your elected officials in Olympia and advocate for the state’s I/T/U system of care. Together we can educate, influence, and help the legislature partner with to us strengthen and redesign our I/T/U system of care that reflects our indigenous values.

    Upon registration, your information will help us determine your schedule on the hill. Your tribal information as well as your home addresses will help us access the most appropriate legislators that will help us achieve our goals.

    Advocacy training, packets, breakfast and lunch will be provided at auditorium in OB2. Directions:

    https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sesa/rules-and-policies-assistance-unit/driving-directions-office-bldg-2

    Questions can be directed to:

    Vicki Lowe, Executive Director, AIHC vicki.lowe.aihc@outlook.com or 360-460-3580

    Maria Gardipee, Legislative Liaison, AIHC maria.gardipee@outlook.com or 360-742-2532

    Thank you!

    Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    What: From 8 am to 5 pm in Olympia AIHC is scheduling time with legislators to discuss our 2019 Legislative Priorities

    To Register on Eventbrite:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aihc-tribal-health-legislative-day-tickets-53186352813

    Where: We will start at in the auditorium at OB2 (Office Building 2)

January 17, 2019
  • Marijuana Use During Pregnancy | January 17, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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    CANNABIS POSES RISKS DURING PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING: WHAT TO KNOW

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    The Washington State Department of Health wants pregnant and breastfeeding
    women to know the risks of cannabis use. Research shows that
    THC can pass from mother to child while pregnant or breastfeeding.
    THC can also stay in a mother’s body for up to six days, so the practice of
    “pumping and dumping” does not work. Children exposed to THC can have
    problems with feeding, learning, and paying attention—that’s why the
    American Academy of Pediatrics and Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine recommend women avoid cannabis while pregnant or breastfeeding.
    Check out Know This About Cannabis to download the “5 Things to Know” flyer as a resource for home visits. The flyer is available in seven languages and provides information on cannabis’ impact on a mother and her child. And stay tuned for more resources coming soon, including talking points and an FAQ, to help you talk with new and expecting mothers about cannabis during home visits.
    Want to learn more? Join our webinar on January 17, 2019, at 2:00 pm. Speakers, Dr. Kathy Lofy and representatives from DOH’s ad agency will discuss current research and existing resources for this audience Any other questions, please contact Ivon Urquilla at ivon.urquilla@dcyf.wa.gov

January 18, 2019
  • Tribal FQHC Planning Workgroup | January 18, 2019  9:00 am - 9:30 am
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    Hello all,

    Here is our first meeting regarding Tribal FQHC. I will send out materials in the new year, but wanted to get this on everyone’s calendars before the holidays. I really see this as an opportunity to outline what we know, what we don’t know and a rough timeline for moving forward. Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to getting this work going in the new year!

    Lena

    Please register for Tribal FQHC on Jan 18, 2019 9:00 AM PST at:

    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1283916616054923267

    Phone:
    1 (631) 992-3221
    Access Code: 346-079-747
    PLEASE NOTE: If you just call in without registering, I am not certain I will be able to unmute you.

    First meeting to discuss implementation of the Tribal FQHC model.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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January 22, 2019
  • NPAIHB Quarterly Board Meeting | January 22, 2019 - January 24, 2019  
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    Agenda:
    www.npaihb.org/download/authoring_project/npaihb/NPAIHB-January-2019-Outline-Agenda_2.pdf

 

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