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Navajo Nation Bans Indoor Smoking

BY NATIVE NEWS ONLINE STAFF NOVEMBER 08, 2021 Navajo Nation has banned indoor smoking in places of work, including in the tribe’s casinos, among other locations.  “It is a fundamental right to protect our Navajo people’s right to breathe clean air,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in a statement. President Nez and Vice President Myron […]


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The American Lung Association Acknowledges the Work of the American Indian Health Commission Tribal and Urban Indian Health Immunization Coalition and its partnership to build COVID-19 Confidence and Commercial Tobacco Prevention to address Lung Disease

The American Lung Association Acknowledges the Work of the American Indian Health Commission Tribal and Urban Indian Health Immunization Coalition and its partnership to build COVID-19 Confidence and Commercial Tobacco Prevention to address Lung Disease  https://www.lung.org/about-us/diversity-inclusion/native-american-heritage-month The American Indian Health Commission | Washington State American Indian Health Commission (AIHC) for Washington State acknowledges the historical and cultural context of the barriers to vaccination and […]


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Snoqualmie Tribe Vaccine Partnership wins Executive’s Award for Community Resilience

  Today King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the Snoqualmie Tribe Vaccine Partnership as the winner of the 11th annual Executive’s Award for Community Resilience for their collaborative effort to deliver tens of thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses to residents of east King County. The award is given each fall in recognition of outstanding efforts […]


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StrongHearts Native Helpline Statement for 2021 Domestic Violence Awareness Month

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, StrongHearts Native Helpline joins advocates, sister organizations and communities throughout Indian Country to raise awareness about domestic violence and to support and honor survivors and victims. This year, StrongHearts calls on everyone — advocates, tribal leaders, reservation and urban Indian community members, service providers and Native organizations — […]


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Indigenous-developed simulation space planned for WSU Spokane with Bank of America grant

September 1, 2021 WSU Health Sciences students learn and practice in a simulation space in the Center for Native American Health. Kevin Dudley, WSU Health Sciences Spokane SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Spokane’s Native American Health Sciences (NAHS) program will build what is believed to be the nation’s first indigenous-developed and instructed clinical simulation […]


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Deadline Approaching: Request for Proposals for AHEAD in WIC Mini-Grants

The National WIC Association (NWA) is excited to announce the call for applications for the Advancing Health Equity to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion (AHEAD) in WIC mini-grants. This initiative aims to systematically build capacity within the WIC community to incorporate a health equity framework into WIC research, policy, and practice. During this phase of the […]


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Protecting Future Generations from High Health Risks of Commercial Tobacco Use and E-Cigarettes, including associated Risk linked to Coronavirus Disease 19

AIHC Pulling Together for Wellness Commercial Tobacco Prevention and Health Promotion Work Protecting Future Generations from High Health Risks of Commercial Tobacco Use and E-Cigarettes; including associated Risk linked to Coronavirus Disease 19 by Jan Ward Olmstead Comprehensive program support is needed to develop sustainable, Tribal and community-driven, culturally specific, and trauma-informed commercial tobacco prevention […]


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 WIC Fruit and Vegetable Benefits Increase to $35.00, What?! YES!

The purpose of the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Program, commonly referred to as “WIC”, is to support and improve the nutrition of pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children.  In Washington State, starting June 1, the fruit and vegetable benefits for WIC participants will rise to $35.00 per participant […]


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A Major Win for Moms and Families: Governor Inslee signs the Medicaid Postpartum Extension Bill

by Cindy Gamble Giving birth and caring for a brand new, totally dependent human being while figuring out baby cues and researching parenting strategies is hard work. Many new moms need support in their new roles of “the most important person in the world” and “the milk train”. Although making babies can be quite easy, […]


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