Electronic Benefits has come to NATIVE HEALTH WIC

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WIC benefits are much easier and more convenient to use than ever before.  Paper checks are a thing of the past as the new eWIC card works just like a debit card. Now you can: Use an eWIC card to get your WIC foods Buy as few or as many WIC foods at one time as you want (with the…
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NATIVE HEALTH recognized for its efforts in promoting food security

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NATIVE HEALTH was recognized as one of three community health centers in the United States for innovation and best practices in reducing food insecurity in their community. This acclaim demonstrates that our program is replicable, sustainable and that the interventions impact health outcomes. Click here to read the full story.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Safe Sleep Referral Program

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Every year in the United States, more than 3,500 infant deaths occur due to accidental or undetermined causes during sleep. Phoenix Children’s Hospital is a Cribs for Kids community partner providing safe sleep education to families. If your organization has identified a parent in need of a Pack ’n Play, please read the attached document:  SafeSleep_Referral_link_v2  to complete our online…
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NATIVE HEALTH Wellness Warriors Program

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Learn about NATIVE HEALTH’s Wellness Warriors Program in the current edition of AHDConnection: http://www.azdhs.gov/documents/prevention/tobacco-chronic-disease/health-disparities/newsletters/newsletter-issue38.pdf

November is Diabetes Month

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More than one in four adults, age 65 and older in the United States, how have diabetes. The incidence is even higher among Native Americans. According to the 2009 data from I.H.S., 14.2% of Native Americans aged 20 years old, or older, who have received care from I.H.S., or one in seven, had diabetes. Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes in…
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Dating Abuse Awareness – What about our youth?

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By Anisia Sieweyumptewa NATIVE HEALTH Case Manager, Victim’s Services Dating violence among young adults is a significant problem across the nation. It is important to learn the facts and know the available resources in your community. You may just save a life! Statistics: Almost 1.5 million high school students across the nation have experienced physical abuse from a dating partner…
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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Take time this month to visit your doctor, get new lab results, discuss your medications, and speak to the dietitian to set some healthy goals for the new season. Here are three recommended Foods of Fall: Butternut Squash– this colorful, creamy textured vegetable is high in fiber, potassium and Vitamin A. Just 1 cup of cooked…
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Propping Up Indian Health Care Through Medicaid

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NATIVE HEALTH was mentioned in the online health policy journal, Health Affair about Medicaid expansion in Arizona and how its helped the Indian Health Service and tribally run health systems improve access. Click here: http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/36/8/1360.full to view the article or click here: ProppingUpIndianHealthCareThroughMedicaid to download a Adobe PDF version of the article.

HHS awards nearly $105 million to improve health center quality

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Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that nearly $105 million has been awarded to 1,333 health centers in all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia as an investment in quality improvement, building upon their 2016 achievements. Health centers will use these funds to further improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of the health care…
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