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News by Topic: Cultural competency

‘My Grandmother Was My Drive’: Navajo Returns to Her Roots to Serve Her People – and Achieves a First in the Process
Feb 23, 2018 - Spotlight on a Navajo dentist practicing on a Navajo reservation, providing culturally competent care to its remote residents, many of whom do not speak English.
Source: Omaha World-Herald
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Inside the Native American Foster Care Crisis Tearing Families Apart
Feb 7, 2018 - Native American (NA) kids are placed in foster care at a rate 2.7 times greater than their proportion in the general population, but for a number of reasons there are a shortage of NA foster parents. This forces agencies to place NA children into non-NA homes, which can create disputes between the tribe and the foster family about the future of the child and what is in their best interests.
Source: Vice
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SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for up to $17 Million in Grants to Address HIV and Behavioral Health Disorders
Jan 24, 2018 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $17.4 million in grants to integrate evidence-based, culturally competent mental and substance use disorder treatment with HIV primary care and prevention services. Up to 10 grants will be awarded through SAMHSA's Minority AIDS Initiative: Service Integration Program.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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