Federal dollars to help tribes combat meth use, suicide

...tribes and health providers are using federal dollars to combat methamphetamine use and suicide.The federal Indian Health Service awarded Alaska Native Tribal Health Corp. $200,000 out of the $1.6 million that was set aside in September...
Coffee with Ethel: An Alaska Native leader looks back

...over the years."A highlight was in 1984 with the two-year completion of the Memorandum of Agreement for Indian Health Services.A celebration was held in D.C. to thank Stevens and other senators.The various tribes on the board brought...

...2015, said Scott Morishige, state coordinator on homelessness. He said changes in public housing policy and mental health services contributed to the rise. A survey by service providers in August of Kaneso's encampment found that 42 percent...
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Plan B more accessible to American Indian women

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The federal Indian Health Service has finalized a policy that makes emergency contraception more accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native women.The written...
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Touring rehab, Obama calls for 2nd chances

...each year 600,000 or more are released back into society. There they face a dearth of jobs, housing and mental health services that puts many on the short path back to prison in what Obama has plaintively described as a cycle of incarceration...
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'He was like a ghost': Sister of late heroin user speaks out

...women, the privately insured and those with higher incomes, the CDC says. The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates the number of people in the U.S. who used heroin doubled from 373,000 users in 2007 to...
Extra toughness

...U.S. experiences a mental health condition in any given year and less than one-half of those who need mental health services actually receive them.For more information about NAMI Juneau and their programs visit or...
Alaska VA launches pilot program to schedule appointments

...facilities. If there is no availability at the prescribed facility, VA officials will try Department of Defense or Indian Health Service facilities, then Choice providers and next non-Choice providers.
Pure Sole: Just tired

...Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ( Suicide Prevention Resource Center ( American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (
McConnell moves ahead with bipartisan stopgap spending bill take away almost $500 million a year in taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, most of which goes to provide health services to the poor via the Medicaid program.The measure also contains $700 million in emergency funding to fight western...
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