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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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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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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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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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NEW: WIC & Health Resources for Native Peoples

The National WIC Association launched a webpage titled “WIC & Health Resources for Native Peoples” in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. The webpage includes information from WIC agencies, COVID-19 resources, and breastfeeding information. https://www.nwica.org/blog/indigenous-alaskan-native-american-indian-wic-resource-page#.X7Wp7lB7k2z?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=61111735-e7b7-4ca5-aaeb-0f5a4079d857    


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Native Cinema Showcase Nov 18-27

https://nmai.brand.live/c/nativecinemashowcase Welcome to Native Cinema Showcase Streaming the best in Native film November 18-27, 2020 The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. For this year’s 20th-anniversary showcase, the museum presents the full program online — streaming new films, fan favorite classics, and […]


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