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5 Things Washington: Jim Polo, MD, Pam MacEwan, Tribal health

| Jun 12, 2019 | Washington

These are epic days of long summer days in Washington State. Try to get as much vitamin D as you can - while you can. If you're otherwise looking to brush up on your health policy, we've got a few things for you in this edition of 5 Things for...[ Read More ]

HHS Announces Nearly $212m in Chronic Disease Prevention Grants

David Peters | Sep 25, 2014 | Alaska, Oregon, Washington

King County and Multnomah Public Health among largest recipients of Chronic Disease Prevention grants, funded in part by the Affordable Care Act, grants focus on preventing tobacco use, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced nearly $212 million in grant awards to all 50...[ Read More ]

Alaska Tribal Organizations Reap $193M Settlement from Indian Health Service

| Apr 29, 2014 | Alaska

The Indian Health Service announced Friday that it has settled an astounding $193 million in claims with six Alaska tribal health care organizations. They are the following: SouthCentral Foundaton in Anchorage for $96 million (the largest settlement in IHS history). Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. in Bethel for $39 million. Bristol Bay Area Health Corp. in Dillingham for...[ Read More ]

AK: President Signed ANTHC Land Transfer Act into Law

Grace Guenther | Dec 31, 2013 | Alaska

On Dec. 26, President Obama signed the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land (ANTHC) Transfer Act into law (H.R.623). Introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) on Feb. 12, the bill directs the Indian Health Service to transfer a 2.79 acre parcel of federal land in Anchorage to the Alaska Native...[ Read More ]