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Tribal health conference set for September

The 36th annual National Tribal Health Conference will take place in Temecula, California from Sept. 16-19. The conference is the largest American Indian and Alaska Native specific gathering each year focused specifically on health. The conference focuses on exploring health policy and its impact on tribes, advancing tribal capacity to expand own

Free back-to-school shots available in August

By: Sallie James Florida Department of Health in Broward County Shopping for new clothes, stocking up on school supplies and picking out edgy new backpacks are some of the back-to-school rituals kids look forward to every year. Making sure their childhood vaccines are up-to-date is equally important and required by Florida law. Children can’t

Two bills would increase funds for key Native diabetes programs

There are two bills sponsored in the U.S. House of Representatives that the National Indian Health Board and others are keeping a close eye on. Both affect funding for programs that target diabetes issues for Native Americans. The bills – H.R. 2680 (Special Diabetes Program for Indians or SDPI) and H.R.

Dr. Tonemah stresses health as ‘our first sovereignty’

HOLLYWOOD — Dr. Darryl Tonemah, a health phycologist and musician of Kiowa, Comanche, and Tuscarora decent, travels to reservations across the country to promote health and wellness, but rather than straight out telling people how to manage their health, he pitches the idea that "health should be our first sovereignty." "I

Young adult Natives sought as advocates for Indian health through policy

An emerging program designed to engage Natives who are entering adulthood is entering its second year. The “Health Policy Fellowship for Native Youth” immerses participants in health-related discussion and policy solutions during its year-long progression. The National Indian Health Board is taking applications for its next class through March 30. Fellows work with

Healthy cooking preps Seminoles for holidays

IMMOKALEE — With the holidays just around the corner and families clamoring for some seasonal treats, 16 Tribal members attended a holiday cooking class in Immokalee Dec. 5 to get ideas and recipes. Every participant had a hand in the cooking and baking. The group, including Allied Health staff that assisted

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