Warrior, Your Health is Important

June is Men’s Health Month. Our campaign theme is Let’s Hear It for the Warriors. This week’s theme is Warrior, Your Health Is Important, 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 […]

Taking Care of Our Warriors from the Inside Out

June is Men’s Health Month. Our campaign theme is Let’s Hear It for the Warriors. This week’s theme is Taking Care of Our Warriors from the Inside Out, 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 […]

Warriors Breaking the Silence on Their Mental Health

June is Men’s Health Month. Our campaign theme is Let’s Hear It for the Warriors. This week’s theme is Warriors Breaking the Silence on Their Mental Health, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

President Trump Signs FY 2018 Omnibus  The Impact to Tribal Health:  Tribal Set Asides for Opioid Funding,  $500 Million Increase for IHS

March 23, 2018 UPDATE President Trump announced today that, despite several objections to funding levels in the bill, he supported the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Omnibus. He signed the Omnibus into law shortly after 1:00 Eastern. This means that the government will be funded through September, the end of FY 2018. Read below on the […]

Protecting Indian Health and Human Services Programs and their Beneficiaries: The Basics of Health Care and Grants Management Compliance

May 15th and 16th at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. HHS OIG will host a Tribal/ IHS compliance training conference in May 2018 in Oklahoma. This conference is designed for officials and employees of the Indian Health Service and of any Tribal organization receiving HHS funds whose responsibilities include: (1) Protecting program […]