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Kaiser Family Foundation releases a new animated video about the Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

2014 is coming–are you ready for Obamacare is written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation and narrated by Charlie Gibson, former anchor of ABC’s World News with Charlie Gibson and a member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. This new animated video features the YouToons as they get ready for “Obamacare” and explore health insurance changes under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The cartoon serves as a health reform tutorial for consumers and organizations. 2014 is coming–are you ready for Obamacare <>

Native.LGBTQ2S.Proud: Media Campaign Materials

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

In recognition of June as LGBT Pride Month, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and the Indian Health Service National HIV/AIDS program are pleased to announce the availability of new media materials designed to reduce stigma and promote HIV testing among American Indian and Alaska Native LBBT2S community members.  The campaign was developed in collaboration with national partners and Native LGBTQ2S community members from throughout the US.  A limited number of these materials can be ordered free of charge from Project Red Talon.  Contact Wendee Gardner with desired quantity and your mailing address to order materials:

Access, download and print the Native.LGBTQ2S.Proud Media Campaign materials on lines and share them on National HIV Testing Day on June 27th:

Information from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

For parents who need help in talking to their children about the recent events in Boston here are some links from the NCTSN.

Tips for Parents on Media Coverage

After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal

Talking to Children about the Bombings

Parents Tips for Helping Preschool-Aged Children after Disasters

Parents Tips for Helping School-Aged Children after Disasters

Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth After the Bombings

The Adventures of Rubberkid: Anti-Bullying Game for Elementary School Students

Friday, April 5th, 2013

The Adventures of Rubberkid ( is a simple-yet-entertaining game that can be beaten in less than half an hour, but the lessons it leaves behind are invaluable. Each level pits Rubberkid – the player – against bullies, in an effort to protect the innocent child (or children) from the harsh insults hurled at them. Each successful level shows potential consequences of the bullying and potential future accomplishments of the victims now that you’ve helped them maintain confidence. Players can also can print out a certificate pledge as a reminder to not bully others, but to also speak up when others are bullied.

The Adventures of Rubberkid is available for no-cost as an online Flash game or as a downloadable file. The game developer is working directly with schools and libraries to create customized versions of the game and to provide copies of the game on CDs.

Branches of Opportunity

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The Center for an Urban Future’s report, Branches of Opportunity, highlights the unique position of libraries to help cities address economic, demographic and social challenges.    According to the report, “No other institution, public or private, does a better job of reaching people who have been left behind in today’s economy, have failed to reach their potential in the city’s public school system or who simply need help navigating an increasingly complex world.  Although they are often thought of as cultural institutions, the reality is that the public libraries are a key component of the city’s human capital system. With roots in nearly every community across the five boroughs, New York’s public libraries play a critical role in helping adults upgrade their skills and find jobs, assisting immigrants assimilate, fostering reading skills in young people and providing technology access for those who don’t have a computer or an Internet connection at home.”   The report is a call to action for policymakers, social service leaders and economic officials to support and use public libraries as a critical 21st century resource of opportunity for all.  Read the full report at:


Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Healthy Native Families Bulletin

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) has released the Healthy Native Families: Preventing Violence At All Ages bulletin.  This bulletin is the first time that data on domestic and sexual violence affecting Alaska Native people of all ages is brought together in one place.  Beginning with pregnancy, this bulletin takes us through the major stages of life, sharing the consequences of violence, how many people are affected, and Alaska-specific resources.

The read the full bulletin and other related resources, visit the ANTHC website’s Health Native Families page:

Funding Roundup part 2

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Southwest Airlines: 2013 Medical Transportation Grant Program

Southwest Airlines – The program provides complimentary, roundtrip tickets to nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation nonprofit organizations. The tickets are distributed by the organizations to deserving patients and their caregivers who must travel for medical care. Southwest allows participating hospitals and medical transportation nonprofit organizations the freedom to determine how to distribute the tickets to their patients and/or caregivers.

Geographic Coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: September 30, 2012

For more information:


HIV Care Program Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program

Health Resources and Services Administration – Direct financial assistance to an Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA) or a Transitional Grant Area (TGA) that has been severely affected by the HIV epidemic. Grants are for enhancing access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: September 21, 2012

For more information:


Mission and Ministry Fund Violence Prevention Grant

Catholic Health Initiatives  – Funds may be requested to cover the costs of community-based planning, conducting community meetings, assessing community violence-related assets and needs, continuing specific community-based violence prevention efforts and related activities.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline:  Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

For more information:


Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities

Office of Special Education Programs  – Provides funding to educational organizations for personnel development as it relates to special education and related services.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: September 4, 2012

For more information:


Navajo Nation Family Planning Services Grants

Office of Population Affairs  – Grants to provide family planning services.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: April 1, 2013

For more information:


National Indian Health Outreach and Education (NIHOE III)

Indian Health Service  – Funding for a national Indian organization to conduct outreach and education, and training and technical assistance designed to improve Indian health care and further health reform opportunities.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: September 10, 2012

For more information:


National Indian Health Outreach and Education (NIHOE I)

Indian Health Service – Funding for a national Indian organization to provide tribal health outreach and education; research and analyze Medicare and Medicaid programs; provide support in regards to Affordable Care Act policy; provide tribal budget consultation; and provide coordination and support for the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee.

Geographic coverage: Nationwide

Deadline: September 10, 2012

For more information:

CDC Recruitment for the National Tobacco Education Campaign

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking for American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) to appear in an Advertising Campaign about the health effects of smoking.  They are looking for AI/AN people who are non-smokers or have been commercial tobacco-free for at least six months and are willing to share their stories about how smoking commercial tobacco has changed their lives.

Selected participants will be paid $2500.  The CDC will be recruiting through September 30, 2012, but please contact Mimi Webb Miller, the Casting Lead, as soon as possible for more information:


Phone: 310-452-0863

More information about the eligibility requirements can be found here:

Sunscreen on Infants? Maybe not.

Monday, June 25th, 2012

A pediatrician for the FDA recommends that putting sunscreen on infants is not the best way to protect these little ones from sun exposure: “The best approach is to keep infants under 6 months out of the sun and to avoid exposure to the sun in the hours between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when ultraviolet (UV) rays are most intense.”

More Sun Safety Tips for Infants: [FDA Consumer Updates, June 20, 2012]

Webinars for next week June 25 – 29

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

HHS/ Webinar for HIV/AIDS testing Day – “HIV Testing for an AIDS-Free Generation.”

Tuesday, June 26     1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST

To register:


Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions – “A Continuous Quality Improvement Approach to Organizational Cultural Competence”

Tuesday, June 26     2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CST

To register:


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – “Cultural Awareness to Help While Serving Native Veterans”

Wednesday, June 27     10:00 am – 11:00 am CST

To Register:


American Academy of Pediatrics – “Beyond the First Exposure: The Physical, Mental, and Emotional Toll of Violence”

Wednesday, June 27     10:00 am – 11:00 am CST

To register:


Alaska Community Action on Toxics: Teleconference – “Hidden Chemicals in Consumer Products: What’s Not on the Label”

Thursday, June 28     12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST

To register:


National Academy for State Health Policy – “Payment Reform and the Safety Net”

Friday, June 29     2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST

To register:


Utah AAP – “Partnering to Make Services Easier to Use for Latino Families with Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs: An Example from Utah”

Friday, June 29     2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST

To register: