Reclaiming a Healthy Warrior Mentality

June is Men’s Health Month. Our campaign theme is Let’s Hear It for the Warriors. This week’s theme is Reclaiming a Healthy Warrior Mentality, and it ties into this week’s blog and the webinar topic. The following question and answer were part of an interview between Susan Gay and Jeremy Fields addressing the mental health […]

Let’s Hear it for the Warriors

Do you remember the 1980’s hit song, “Let’s Hear It for the Boy”? In it, singer Deniece Williams expresses her unconditional love for the man she referred to as “the boy.” It didn’t matter that he wasn’t rich, didn’t talk sweet, didn’t dress fine, sang off-key, or anything else. What really mattered was that he […]

Physicians and Healers: A traditional perspective on COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

April 20, 2020 By Walt Hollow, M.D., (Sioux/Assiniboine) President, Association of American Indian Physicians; Richard Two Dogs (Oglala Lakota – South Dakota); Chris Tall Bear (Cheyenne & Arapaho – Oklahoma); David Begay, Ph.D (Navajo – Arizona); Miguel Flores, Jr. (Tohono O’odham – Arizona); and Michelle Kahn-John, Ph.D., RN (Navajo – Arizona) “Tuŋkašila aŋpetu ki le oyate […]

Tribal Public Health Conference 2020 Cancelled Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Official Statement From The Southern Plains Tribal Health Board and 7th Generation March 12, 2020 | Oklahoma City, OK Recognizing the ongoing and increased uncertainty that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing throughout Indian Country and the world, the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (SPTHB) and 7th Generation have agreed to cancel our upcoming Tribal Public […]

Strength in Community, Power in Connection: A Call to Action for All Native People

  Throughout my years working in American Native communities, one of the most important lessons I’ve learned is the power of relationship. From the level of community, to family and other interpersonal levels of healing, relationship has been a most necessary catalyst. In the spring of 2018, along with my colleagues at Thrive Unltd., we […]

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority welcomes comments from the public regarding amendment to the SoonerCare Choice and Insure Oklahoma 1115(a) Demonstration Waiver program observing an exemption for AI/AN in regards to Medicaid work requirements

Public Comment and Input Information The OHCA welcomes comments from the public regarding the amendment to the SoonerCare Choice and Insure Oklahoma 1115(a) Demonstration Waiver program. The application waiver will be posted here from July 3, 2018 through September 3, 2018. Comments and questions may be submitted online through the Policy Change Blog and the Native American Consultation Page by […]

Wellness Training Seminar Coming to Norman, Oklahoma: “Re:Define – Healing Trauma in Native American Communities”

Thrive Unltd. is a leadership and wellness training company which is Native-owned and operated. It is located in northeast Oklahoma. The company’s primary focus is advocating and providing culturally competent solutions for mental, emotional, and behavioral health within Native American communities. Jeremy Fields is the founder and director of Thrive Unltd. and, presently, he is […]

Men, You Are Important

Promoting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of American Indian Men and Boys. June is Men’s Health Month. To all males, especially American Indian males, happy Men’s Health Month! Men, you don’t hear it often enough, so Men’s Health Month is a great opportunity to remind you that we appreciate all the sacrifices you make on […]

Honor Your Health Champion Today

Nominations now open for the 2018 Champions of Health awards   For 15 years, the Champions of Health awards program has honored those working to positively change the health status of Oklahomans through unique and innovative programs. Nominations are now open for the 2018 Champions of Health awards, and individuals, groups and organizations are encouraged […]

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