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News stories from the past 60 days.

Nov 8, 2022 - Highlights the work of Caitlin Riggs, a citizen of the Navajo Nation who works with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona to address food insecurity for Native American communities in southern Arizona. Describes the role of the food bank in addressing food access issues among Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) populations and connecting them to resources.
Source: Feeding America
Nov 4, 2022 - Highlights efforts to incorporate traditional Native American medicine and spiritual practices alongside Western medicine through Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities, focusing on this work in the Navajo Nation. Describes issues of intergenerational trauma and mental health struggles and barriers to mental health services for Native people in Arizona.
Source: Cronkite News
Oct 13, 2022 - Highlights efforts by Arizona's Medicaid agency, the Arizona Healthcare Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), to develop health information exchange (HIE) initiatives to address health disparities among American Indian populations in the state. Describes how the initiatives and incentive programs work and how they have produced HIE data to track type 2 diabetes.
Source: EHR Intelligence
Oct 7, 2022 - Describes efforts of the Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with Healthy Trucking to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates by providing a vaccination tent in November at the Arizona NASCAR Cup Series, usually attended by about 100,000 people.
Source: STAT News

Last Updated: 11/9/2022