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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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2024

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January

Covering Indian Country – January 2023

View the January Newsletter

  • Spotlight: January 16 enrollment deadline
  • January: New year, new healthy habits
  • Health observances
  • Cervical health awareness
  • Healthy Weight Week: January 21–27
  • Funding opportunities
  • Calendar of events
2023
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December

Covering Indian Country – December 2023

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  • Spotlight: Affordable health care coverage for 2024
  • December: Protect our elders
  • Resources about health care coverage
  • Funding opportunities
  • Calendar of events
     

November

Covering Indian Country – November 2023

View the November Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Open enrollment
  • November: Medicare & Marketplace open enrollment
  • November is American Diabetes Month
  • National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
  • Great American Smokeout: November 16
  • Funding opportunities
  • Calendar of events

October

Covering Indian Country – October 2023

View the October Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Helping kids stay covered
  • October: #GetVaccinated
  • Breast cancer awareness
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Training on opioid use disorder
  • CDO Program applications due December 15
  • Funding opportunities
  • Calendar of events

August

Covering Indian Country – August 2023

View the August Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Getting everyone caught up on routine vaccines
  • August: Back to school
  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Opioid Misuse Prevention Day: August 31
  • NIHB offers air purifiers to tribes
  • Stop Syphilis campaign
  • Funding opportunities
  • Calendar of events

July

Covering Indian Country – July 2023

View the July Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Keeping people covered
  • July: Powwow season
  • National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Addressing asthma in tribal communities
  • Tribal-specific human trafficking response guide
  • Funding opportunities
  • Calendar of events

June

Covering Indian Country – June 2023

View the June Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Health care access
  • June: Men's health
  • National HIV Testing Day: June 27
  • Addressing loneliness and isolation to improve health
  • Funding opportunities
  • Calendar of events

May

Covering Indian Country – May 2023

View the May Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Marketplace enrollment
  • May: Women’s health checklist
  • National Women’s Health Week: May 14–20
  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Hepatitis C awareness
  • Virtual summer research training opportunity
  • Funding opportunities
  • Calendar of events

April

Covering Indian Country – April 2023

View the April Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Navigating Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility Renewals
  • Connecting Kids to Coverage HEALTHY KIDS
  • April: Injury prevention
  • Funding opportunities
  • Calendar of events

March

Covering Indian Country – March 2023

View the March Newsletter

  • Spotlight: IHS’s E3 Vaccine Strategy
  • March: Colorectal cancer screening
  • Imagery for outreach to Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries
  • March is National Nutrition Month
  • Funding opportunities
  • Calendar of events

February

Covering Indian Country – February 2023

View the February Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Podcasts on third-party coverage
  • February: National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • February is American Heart Month
  • NIHB/CDC Public Health Indian Country Capacity Scan Survey (PHICCS II)
  • Hear Her campaign
  • Funding opportunities
  • Calendar of events

January

Covering Indian Country – January 2023

View the January Newsletter

  • Spotlight: January 15 enrollment deadline
  • January: Medicaid renewal letter
  • January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • Health Weight Week
  • Call for IHS injury prevention award nominations
  • AAIP COVID-19 vaccination campaign
  • Funding opportunities
  • Calendar of events

 

2022
MonthNewsletter Information

December

Covering Indian Country – December 2022

View the December Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Affordable health care coverage
  • December: Flu prevention
  • Toolkit to promote flu and COVID-19 vaccination
  • Funding opportunities
  • Calendar of events

November

Covering Indian Country – November 2022

View the November Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Marketplace and Medicare open enrollment
  • November: Open enrollment
  • November is American Diabetes Month
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • Great American Smokeout: November 17
  • Fact sheet about monkeypox
  • Funding opportunities
  • Calendar of events

October

Covering Indian Country – October 2022

View the October Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Outreach to Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries
  • October: Domestic violence awareness month
  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Indigenous Pink Day is October 20
  • NNED webinar on Community Needs Assessment
  • Funding opportunities
  • Calendar of events

August

Covering Indian Country – August 2022

View the August Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Keeping kids healthy
  • August: Pediatrics/CHIP/back to school
  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Opioid Misuse Prevention Day: August 31
  • Workshops for AI/ANs interested in health professions
  • Tribal Self-Governance Program cooperative agreements
  • HRSA's Service Area Competition
  • Calendar of events

July

Covering Indian Country – July 2022

View the July Newsletter

  • Spotlight: COVID-19 vaccine boosters
  • July: Community wellness
  • July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
  • New campaign about the dangers of vaping
  • Community crisis response partnerships
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Calendar of events

June

Covering Indian Country – June 2022

View the June Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Marketplace plan enrollment and CDO application open season
  • June: Medicaid renewal
  • June is Men's Health Month
  • National HIV Testing Day: June 27
  • Boosting children's immunity against COVID-19
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Calendar of events

May

Covering Indian Country – May 2022

View the May Newsletter

  • Spotlight: CMS's communications toolkit
  • May: Prenatal care
  • National Women's Health Week
  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Hepatitis C awareness
  • Protecting elders and children from COVID-19
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Calendar of events

April

Covering Indian Country – April 2022

View the April Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Behavioral health website for AI/ANs
  • April: Diabetes
  • April is National Minority Health Month
  • National Infant Immunization Week: April 24–30
  • Speaking Up About Mental Health essay contest
  • Cooperative agreements for youth suicide prevention
  • JHCAIH summer institute scholarships
  • Calendar of events

March

Covering Indian Country – March 2022

View the March Newsletter

  • Spotlight: COVID-19 prevention toolkits for schools
  • March: Support your health care team
  • Colorectal cancer awareness
  • March is National Nutrition Month
  • Involving youth in local disaster preparedness efforts
  • Connecting Kids to Coverage
  • Urban Indian education and research
  • Calendar of events

February

Covering Indian Country – February 2022

View the February Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Boosting community immunity
  • February: Dental health
  • February is National Children's Dental Health Month
  • American Heart Month
  • Calendar of events

January

Covering Indian Country – January 2022

View the January Newsletter

  • Spotlight: January 15 enrollment deadline
  • January: Virtual health care
  • January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • Health Weight Week
  • Children's book to foster resilience during the pandemic
  • Toolkit to increase health literacy
  • Calendar of events
2021
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December
Covering Indian Country – October 2021

View the December Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Health care coverage for 2022
  • December: Health Insurance
  • COVID-19 shots for kids
  • Culturally sensitive HIV care and sexual assessment
  • Strengthening Indigenous Food Systems
  • AmeriCorps State and National grants
  • Family-to-Family Health Information Centers
  • RCORP-Implementation grants
  • Calendar of events 
November
Covering Indian Country – October 2021

View the November Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Open Enrollment
  • November: Open Enrollment
  • November is American Diabetes Month
  • Great American Smokeout: November 18
  • National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month
  • Promoting vaccination of youth against COVID-19
  • Psychology first aid for frontline workers
  • Calendar of events
October
Covering Indian Country – October 2021

View the October Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Connecting Indigenous Elders
  • October: Flu shots
  • Breast cancer screening
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Coloring book for AI/AN children ages 5–10
  • NNED's virtual roundtable on behavioral health equity
  • Community development grants
  • Resource center to support Tribal Epidemiology Centers
August
Covering Indian Country – August 2021

View the August Newsletter

  • Spotlight: 2021 SEP deadline and benefits for AI/ANs from the ARP
  • August: Back-to-school checklist
  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Opioid Misuse Prevention Day: August 31
  • New book fir AI/AN children in grades K-3
  • Essential behavioral health services
  • Calendar of events
July
Covering Indian Country – July 2021

View the July Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Ensuring access to COVID-19 vaccination
  • July: Sports safety
  • July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Serving and supporting survivors of sexual violence
  • Addressing addiction in tribal communities
  • Calendar of events
June
Covering Indian Country – June 2021

View the June Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Outreach to increase COVID-19 vaccination
  • June: Father's Day
  • June is Men's Health Month
  • National HIV Testing Day: June 27
  • Protecting Native youth from suicide
  • Calendar of events

May

Covering Indian Country – May 2021

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  • Spotlight: Cost-sharing procedures
  • May: Health aging
  • May is Mental Health Month
  • Hepatitis C awareness
  • New program addresses disparities in maternal health care
  • Calendar of events

April

Covering Indian Country – April 2021

View the April Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Reinforcing confidence in COVID-19 vaccines
  • April: Cancer treatment health care coverage
  • April is National Minority Health Month
  • National Infant Immunization Week
  • Help spread the word and promote COVID-19 vaccination so we can reach community immunity
  • CMS provides funds for health navigators to support Special Enrollment Period for Marketplace coverage
  • Anxiety screening now considered a preventative service
  • Calendar of events

March

Covering Indian Country – March 2021

View the March Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Special Enrollment Period for Marketplace coverage
  • March: Open enrollment
  • March is National Nutrition Month
  • Colon cancer screening
  • COVID-19 materials for tribal communities
  • Calendar of events

February

Covering Indian Country – February 2021

View the February Newsletter

  • Spotlight: CMS's behavioral health website
  • February: Heart health
  • February is American Heart Month
  • National Children's Dental Health Month
  • Special enrollment period for Marketplace coverage February 15–May 15, 2021
  • Tribal-specific resources on COVID-19 vaccines
  • Calendar of events

 

January

Covering Indian Country – January 2021

View the January Newsletter

  • Spotlight: CHIP and Medicaid outreach
  • January: Health goals
  • Free mental health telehealth services for children in grades K–12
  • Tribal Epidemiology Centers issue Year 2 Progress Report
  • Nominations sought for federal advisory committee
  • Calendar of events

 

2020
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December

Covering Indian Country – December 2020

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  • Spotlight: Promoting flu vaccination
  • December: Sharing holiday traditions and medical history
  • Help families stay safe from COVID-19 this holiday season
  • NIHB releases report on public health capacity
  • SDPI 2020 report to Congress highlights successes
  • Calendar of events

November

Covering Indian Country – November 2020

View the November Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Medicare enrollment tools
  • November: Flu season
  • November is American Diabetes Month
  • Great American Smoke out
  • Marketplace enrollment is open December 15
  • Cherokee Nation prepares for flu season
  • Get the flu shot now
  • Calendar of events

October

Covering Indian Country – October 2020

View the October Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Educating tribes on LTSS reimbursement
  • October: Breast cancer screening
  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • New guidance to reduce first responders' risk for COVID-19
  • Emergency preparedness for CBOs
  • Calendar of events

August

Covering Indian Country – August 2020

View the August Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Giving kids their best shot at wellness
  • August: Wear a mask: save a life
  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Opioid Misuse Prevention Day: August 30
  • Calendar of events

July

July O&E Newsletter

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  • Spotlight: New 18-month calendar from CMS
  • July: ITU Health Facilities
  • July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Report advances work on Alaskan Inuit food sovereignty
  • Project s to stop smoking and vaping in tribal communities
  • Calendar of events

June

Covering Indian Country – June 2020

View the June Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Outreach to increase childhood vaccination rates
  • June: Summer Safety
  • Sun safety tips for men
  • Education to promote HIV testing and combat stigma
  • COVID-19 materials available for tribal use
  • Calendar of events

May

Covering Indian Country – May 2020

View the May Newsletter

  • Spotlight: COVID-19 and health care coverage
  • May is Mental Health Month
  • National Women’s Health Week
  • Hepatitis Awareness
  • Tools and tips for domestic violence programs and shelters
  • Virtual public health training information
  • Calendar of events

April

Covering Indian Country – April 2020

View the April Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Helping families cope with COVID-19 outbreaks
  • April 2020: Children's welfare
  • Promoting infant immunizations
  • National Minority Health Month
  • Improving foot health awareness
  • NIHB's Tribal Accreditation Learning Community webinars
  • Calendar of events

March

Covering Indian Country – March 2020

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  • Native American Community Clinic
  • March 2020: Cancer screenings
  • Promoting colon cancer awareness
  • Increasing access to stigma-free HIV-related services
  • Celebrating the achievements of Seeds of Native Health
  • Calendar of events

February

Covering Indian Country – February 2020

View the February Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Connecting Kids to Coverage
  • February 2020: Your heart beats beyond you.
  • Promoting dental care for kids
  • Improving Native women's heart health
  • Indigenous food sovereignty enhances nutritional health
  • NCUIH offers webinars on environmental health
  • Calendar of events

January

Covering Indian Country (January 2020)

View the January Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Northwest Justice Project
  • January 2020: Keep active in winter
  • Promoting early detection of cervical cancer
  • Making your fitness journey fun
  • Indigikitchen address nutrition-related health disparities
  • Preventing and managing opioid withdrawal in infants
  • Calendar of events
2019
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December

Covering Indian Country (December 2019)

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  • Spotlight: Suicide Prevention Resource Center
  • December 2019: Health care coverage for a health year
  • December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month
  • Education to help prevent liver cancer and hepatitis
  • Caring for people with cancer
  • Guidance on using CMS tribal outreach materials
  • Calendar of events

November

Covering Indian Country (November 2019)

View the November Newsletter

  • Spotlight: Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
  • November 2019: Open Enrollment
  • November is National Diabetes Month and Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
  • Promoting tobacco-free and smoke-free lives
  • Addressing the impact of Alzheimer's disease
  • Marketplace health care coverage options
  • New toolkit to improve access to cancer screenings
  • Calendar of events

October

Covering Indian Country (October 2019)

View the October Newsletter

  • Spotlight: IHS significantly increases third-party collections
  • October 2019: New Medicare cards
  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Preventing misuse of opioids and other medicines
  • Promoting good oral health for better overall health
  • New Medicare Beneficiary Identifier: Get it, use it
  • Preparing for flu season
  • Calendar of events

August

View the August Newsletter

  • 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

View the July newsletter

  • 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

View the June newsletter

  • 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

View the May newsletter

  • 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

View the April newsletter

  • 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

View the March newsletter

  • 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

View the February newsletter

  • 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

View the January newsletter

  • 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

View the December newsletter

  • 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

View the November newsletter

  • 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

View the October newsletter

  • 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

View the August newsletter

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

July

View the July newsletter

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

June

View the June newsletter

  • 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

View the May newsletter

  • 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

View the April newsletter

  • Spotlight: NATIVE HEALTH of Phoenix CEO Walter Murillo
  • U.S. Senate holds hearing on opioids 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

View the March newsletter

  • 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

View the February newsletter

  • 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

View the January newsletter

  • Spotlight: Noreen Jackson-Underwood
  • Protect the circle of life with a flu vaccine
  • Stop smoking resources
  • Strong Hearts 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
MonthNewsletter Information

December

View the December newsletter

  • 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

View the November newsletter

  • 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

View the October newsletter

  • 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

View the September newsletter

  • Spotlight: Michelle Meza and Shannon Hall with Alaska’s South Central 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

View the August newsletter

  • 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

View the July newsletter

  • 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

View the June newsletter

  • 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

View the May newsletter

  • 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

View the January newsletter

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

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