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Ending Vaping the Way it Starts: A Social Cessation Solution for Teens

REGISTER for this Webinar Here For more information: rescueagency.com/webinars ICYMI: According to a recent study in JAMA Pediatrics, 45% of teens who vape want to quit. These teens need help and support to quit successfully, but they may not feel ready to enroll in a traditional cessation program. Plus, it’s hard to face a problem […]


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Can Indian Health Care Providers Mandate Their Employees Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?

By Heather Erb, Attorney at Law As we face the largest inoculation effort in American history, many Indian health care providers and Tribes are considering whether to mandate their employees, particularly healthcare workers, receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Tribal nations possess the inherent power to mandate their employees be vaccinated. This regulatory power is derived from […]


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Tribes in Washington State and Nationally Concerned About Maternal Mortality

by Cindy Gamble In our Indigenous traditions, the creation of new life is a sacred act, to be respected and protected. This includes the time of a person’s pregnancy, and the first year of life and parenthood for the baby and parent respectively. When we are unable to protect our mothers and babies, it is […]


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Inslee names Karen A. Johnson, PhD, director of new state Office of Equity

Gov. Jay Inslee today named Karen A. Johnson, PhD, director of the newly created state Office of Equity. The Office of Equity, established by the Legislature, was signed into law by Inslee in April of 2020. The office will work with agencies to increase access to equitable opportunities in order to bridge opportunity gaps and […]


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AIHC’s COVID-19 Infographics (Slider ABOVE)

The AIHC Tribal and Urban Indian Immunizations Health Coalition has information and outreach materials available regarding COVID-19 prevention and vaccine, Influenza vaccine, and other vaccine messaging. These materials have been created to support Tribal and AI/AN community health. We are mailing or delivering a package of our initial materials to each Tribe and Urban Indian […]


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Announcement: AIHC Tribal Legislative Day 2021

American Indian Health Commission Legislative Priorities 2021 Folder with all documents. UPDATES will be made here: https://aihc-wa.com/aihc-legislative-updates/ Add Tribal Representation on the Emergency Management Council: SB5101 Sponsored by Sens. Stanford, Conway, Dhingra,Hasegawa, Hunt, Nguyen, Randall, Saldaña, Wagoner, Wilson, C. BACKGROUND: Washington State has a government-to-government relationship with Tribal Governments and has designated Tribal Governments as […]


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