The 2020 Washington State Legislative Session was the second ever AIHC
Tribal and Urban Indian Health Program Legislative Day, held on January 14.
Representatives from Tribes, both UIHP and AIHC staff and consultants
visited 68 legislators to ask them to support our Legislative Priorities for 2020! 

Together we can educate, influence, and help the legislature partner with us to strengthen
and redesign our Indian Health system of care into one that reflects our indigenous values.


“Generational clarity is not just understanding
the historical trauma in the lives of
individuals and communities.

It is also understanding the strengths and
values that the communities have..."
Stephen Kutz,
Chair of American Indian Health Commission

The Washington Indian Health
Care Improvement Act (HB 5415)

signed by Governor Inslee on Tuesday May 7th!

The American Indian Health Commission
(AIHC) for Washington State

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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See how our 2019 efforts went and find out what we will be working on for the 2020 session


Learn About Our Upcoming Events


February 24, 2020
  • HCA Consultation IMD Waiver | February 24, 2020  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    See more details

    To attend in person, go to the Sue Crystal Conference Room.
    To attend via webinar:

February 25, 2020
  • AIHC Tribal/Urban Indian Health Immunization Coalition webinar | February 25, 2020  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    Agenda - Topics to be covered

    • 2019 Changes to State Immunization Rules for
      Schools and Childcare, mandate
    • Seasonal Flu update
    • follow up from the Annual Tribal/UIHP Health Immunization Coalition meeting in October

    Please contact Aubrey Gamble at aubrey.aihc@gmail.com if you or your tribal health clinic would like to participate in the next meeting or be added to the distribution list. The next AIHC Tribal/Urban Indian Health Immunization Coalition meeting webinar is scheduled for February 25, 2020.
    For questions or tribal immunization technical assistance please contact:
    Jan Ward Olmstead, AIHC, Public Health Policy and Project Advisor
    janolmstead@gmail.com; 360-480-5297
    Wendy Stevens, MNPL, MSS, AIHC, Tribal Immunizations/Tribal Health
    wendy.n2n@gmail.com; 360-688-9106

February 26, 2020
  • TCOW(Tribal Compliance and Operations Workgroup) | February 26, 2020  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Tribal Centric Behavioral Health Advisory Board | February 26, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    Tribal Evaluation and Treatment Facility

    Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.


    </A>You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
    Access Code: 315-124-685

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