“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

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Selected Tribal Mental Health Counselors
will obtain training on involuntary treatment
for mental health and substance use disorders
*RESCHEDULED from June 5-9 to August 21-23

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4th Annual Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Summit

Great Wolf Lodge | August 12-14

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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.

The Washington Indian Health Care Improvement Act
(HB 5415) signed by Governor Inslee
on Tuesday May 7th!

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August 6, 2019
  • Tribal Opioid Response Workgroup | August 6, 2019  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    To attend via webinar:

    This meeting will be held during the Region X Opioid Summit at the Hilton in Seattle.
    The Tribal Opioid Response Workgroup will meet for up to 2 hours every other month beginning in January 2019 and ending in September 2019. The purpose of the workgroup is to: 
    • Assess gaps and resources for the spectrum of opioid use disorders affecting American 
    Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals and tribal communities in Washington State; 
    • Develop goals and objectives for the Statewide Opioid Response Plan; and 
    • Develop recommendations for tribal programs to align their opioid response efforts with the statewide efforts as provided in the Statewide Opioid Response Plan. 
    We would very much appreciate having tribal representatives on this workgroup. Please email Lucilla Mendoza at lucilla.mendoza@hca.wa.gov if your tribe or Indian Health Program would like to designate a representative to participate in the workgroup.

August 12, 2019
  • 4th Annual Inter-Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Summit | August 12, 2019 - August 14, 2019  
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    Please join us for the 4th Annual Inter-Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Summit August 12-14th, 2019 at the Great Wolf Lodge.


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