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"HISTORICAL TRAUMA
HAS NOT CEASED,”

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

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AIHC!

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

 

Learn About Our Upcoming Events

 

October 8, 2019
  • Tribal Opioid Response Workgroup | October 8, 2019  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    To attend via webinar:
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6704717850377139203 
     
    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.

October 16, 2019
  • Tribal Evaluation and Treatment Facility Workgroup | October 16, 2019  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.
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/315124685
    You can also dial in using your phone.
    United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
    Access Code: 315-124-685

November 12, 2019
  • Tribal Opioid Response Workgroup | November 12, 2019  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    See more details

    To attend via webinar:
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6704717850377139203 
     
    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.

November 20, 2019
  • Tribal Evaluation and Treatment Facility Workgroup | November 20, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    See more details

    Tribal Evaluation and Treatment Facility
    Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
    https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/315124685
    You can also dial in using your phone.
    United States: +1 (312) 757-3121
    Access Code: 315-124-685

 

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