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Covering Indian Country is a monthly e-newsletter that features success stories, best practices, outreach and education resources, and upcoming events related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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2019

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August

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  • Spotlight: Oklahoma City Indian Clinic Pharmacy
  • August 2019: National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Think Cultural Health
  • CMS enhances its Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool
  • Celebrating the magic of transgender and Two-Spirit youth
  • Calendar of Events

July

O & E Newsletter - July 2019

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  • Spotlight: Missoula Urban Indian Health Center
  • July 2019: Powwow season
  • July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
  • ECHO Donate Life: July 14-27
  • First tribally affiliated medical school will open in 2020
  • Calendar of Events

June

Covering Indian Country - June 2019

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  • Spotlight: Oneida Nation Veterans Department
  • June 2019: Men's Health Month
  • June is National Safety Month
  • National HIV Testing Day: June 27
  • Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain
  • Preventing substance use among Native youth
  • Calendar of Events

May

Covering Indian Country - May 2019

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  • Spotlight: Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Clinic
  • May 2019: Hepatitis C
  • May is Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Disability-related disparities persist among AI/AN people
  • The importance of Medicare for Native elders
  • Calendar of Events

April

Covering Indian Country - April 2019

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  • Spotlight: Helena Indian Alliance
  • April 2019: Behavioral Health
  • National Infant Immunization Week
  • Maintaining foot health prevents amputations
  • Increasing access to healthy foods where people shop
  • New podcast series, CMS: Beyond the Policy
  • Calendar of Events

March

Covering Indian Country - March 2019

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  • Spotlight: Angie Wilson with Washoe Tribal Health Center
  • March 2019: American Diabetes Association Alert Day
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Learn about diabetes risk and prevention services
  • Medicare's new "What's Covered" mobile app
  • SAMHSA releases TIP 61
  • Calendar of events

February

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  • Spotlight: ANTHC's Walk-in Clinic
  • February 2019: Children's dental health
  • Showing our hearts some love
  • The EveryONE Project: Advancing health equity for all
  • Increasing AI/AN representation in health professions
  • "Native Voices" exhibit available online
  • National Tribal Public Health Summit: Call for proposals and award nominations
  • Calendar of events

January

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  • New year, new opportunities to promote coverage for prevention
  • January 2019: Healthy children
  • Healthy weight loss is worth the wait
  • Help people kick the smoking habit
  • Help patients stay up-to-date on immunizations
  • Lack of awareness, fear of cancer screenings a barrier to prevention for Native Americans
  • Lightening the mood after the holidays
  • Calendar of events

2018

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December

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  • Spotlight: Winnebago Tribal Diabetes Program
  • December 2018: Healthy holidays
  • Funding opportunities: Connect kids to coverage, Improve mental health services, and Help people with HIV quit smoking
  • Health Resources and Services Administration resources on moms, babies, and opioids
  • Addressing Alzheimer's disease-related health disparities
  • 'Tis the season for safety
  • HPV and cervical cancer screening
  • Contribute to NIHB's story banking campaign
  • Calendar of events

November

November 2018 Newsletter

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  • Spotlight: Notah Begay III Foundation
  • November: Open Enrollment
  • Flu vaccination matters for health professionals
  • Support Native veterans
  • Preventing vision loss in patients with diabetes
  • Removing the stigma of talking about suicide

October

October 2018 Newsletter

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  • Spotlight: Gail Nahwahquaw with Wisconsin Department of Health Services Tribal Affairs Office
  • October 2018: Fall back, plan ahead
  • Free technical assistance from HRSA
  • Join All of Us – a precision medicine research program
  • Upcoming deadline for testimony on domestic violence
  • New grant to support health literacy
  • New patient health resource
  • Status of new Medicare cards

August

August 2018 Newsletter

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  • Spotlight: R. Kylea Goff, PharmD
  • Children's eye health
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Tips for assisting rural health consumers
  • Calendar of events

July

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  • Spotlight: Glen Kishi, MD
  • Behavioral health training for law enforcement officers
  • Managing diabetes
  • National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Calendar of events

June

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  • Spotlight: Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of Care
  • June: Men’s health and health coverage for children
  • Helping men make healthy choices
  • Going paperless with Medicare
  • National HIV Testing Day
  • Calendar of events

May

May 2018 Newsletter

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  • Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes encourage health careers
  • NIWHRC focuses on tradition to help Native families
  • New Report: HIV diagnosis rate increasing for AI/AN men
  • CMS Medicare trainings
  • IHS builds National Committee on Heroin, Opioids and Pain Efforts (HOPE)
  • Report details Native child health and nutrition in Minnesota
  • Calendar of events

April

April 2018 Newsletter

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  • Spotlight: NATIVE HEALTH of Phoenix CEO Walter Murillo
  • U.S. Senate holds hearing on opiods in Indian Country
  • New Medicare cards start to arrive this month
  • Smoking down, but rate remains high among AI/AN adults
  • Promote free alcohol misuse screening in April
  • New NIHB Zika resources for tribes
  • Calendar of events

March

March 2018 Newsletter

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  • Spotlight: Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council Billings, MT, outreach
  • New Medicare cards arrive this spring
  • New Medicare Cards—webinar recording
  • Diabetes from a Native perspective
  • NACCHO offers free health and disability training
  • After flu season comes allergy and asthma season
  • Calendar of events

February

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  • Spotlight: Nicole Gurneau
  • Curing Hep-C in Indian Country
  • Funding Opportunity: Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country
  • Learn how Native leaders address health issues
  • Calendar of events

January

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  • Spotlight: Noreen Jackson-Underwood
  • Protect the circle of life with a flu vaccine
  • Stop smoking resources
  • StrongHearts Native Helpline
  • New report details mental health disparities for Native American elders
  • U.S Transgender Survey: Health experiences of Native respondents
  • Responding to the opioid crisis
  • Calendar of events

2017

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December

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  • Spotlight: Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Health Center
  • Many options for HIV prevention and education
  • Tips for enrollment assisters
  • Teach your community about diabetes prevention
  • Calendar of events

November

November 2017 Newsletter

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  • Spotlight: Andrea Thomas
  • CDC: STDs on the rise in Native communities
  • Promote flu vaccination and protect the circle of life
  • Enrollment toolkit from coverage to care
  • Webinar recording: Navigate the redesigned LTSS Technical Assistance Center
  • Calendar of events

October

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  • Spotlight: Sonciray Bonnell
  • Georgetown study: Medicaid use highest among AI/AN children
  • Register for CMS Marketplace training
  • Encourage breast cancer screening in October
  • Calendar of events

September

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  • Spotlight: Michelle Meza and Shannon Hall with Alaska’s SouthCentral Foundation
  • Expert tips from Leech Lake Tribal College
  • Prevent Medicare fraud
  • Addressing diabetes in Indian Country
  • Encourage participation in OMH’s AI/AN health survey
  • NIHB National Tribal Health Conference
  • Calendar of events

August

August 2017 Covering Indian Country Newsletter

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  • Spotlight: Kelly Poleyestewa
  • August PSA: Back-to-school health coverage
  • Promoting Native health in Arizona during back-to-school season
  • Making the grade in your back-to-school outreach and enrollment efforts
  • Promote National Immunization Awareness Month in August
  • Transitions for Medicaid-eligible beneficiaries who newly qualify for Medicare
  • Improving dementia care
  • Calendar of events

July

July 2017 Covering Indian Country Newsletter

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  • Spotlight: Lesa Evers
  • July PSA: Insure Your Children
  • Cherokee Athletes Encourage Health Coverage
  • HHS Health Disparity Digital Widget
  • Connecting American Indian and Alaska Native Children to Health Coverage
  • Calendar of events

June

June 2017 Covering Indian Country Newsletter

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  • Spotlight: Ernestine Lee
  • June PSA: Fathers—protect your children's health
  • Connecting Modern Families to Health Coverage
  • The Role of CMS in Indian Health Care
  • Rural HIV/AIDS Toolkit
  • Calendar of events

May

June 2017 O&E Newsletter

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  • Celebrating your success
  • May PSA: Healthy from birth
  • Quitting Tobacco? Let’s Talk.
  • CMS All Tribes Call
  • CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Webinar
  • Protect Our Future: Preventing Youth Nicotine Addiction
  • New Tribal Public Health Broadcast
  • Calendar of events

January

January 2017 ACA Newsletter

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  • Celebrating your success
  • January PSA: Start the New Year Right
  • Calendar of events

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