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...
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...
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...
Nation and World
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...
Nation and World
My Turn: Alaskans' dignity worth paying for

...But here's what "cut-to-the-bone" advocates don't say: We'd still fall short even if education and health services budgets were skeletal. We'd be left with a state where our most vulnerable children are denied a right to care...
Alaska says 1,000 people signed up for expanded Medicaid

...last year, though that figure includes Alaska Natives who have no health care beyond what is provided by the Indian Health Service, which is not considered comprehensive.Alaska Department of Health and Social Services spokeswoman Sarana Schell...
JAMHI announces Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration Grant Award

...on Glacier Highway. The project is slated to begin Oct. 1.The project is "funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration," said executive director Pam Watts. "The program's objective is to support the triple aim of...


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