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NCC Success Story: Partnership with Dr. Charlotte Huntley

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Over the last two years of the Tribal Epidemiology Centers Public Health Infrastructure (TECPHI) Program, the Network Coordinating Center (NCC) has partnered with Dr. Charlotte Huntley to facilitate 24 TEC-specific episodes for her “Public Health Epidemiology Conversations” Podcast. Each of these podcast episodes features a TEC staff sharing their career path and work at one of the 12 TECs.

One of these conversations featured the new CDC Director of Healthy Tribes, Dr. Julianna Reece to complete the collection. The podcast episodes have been a fun and impactful way to spread awareness of the services and expertise offered by the TECs. The episodes have received many positive reviews that emphasize the value they have had to listeners.


One reviewer said “Thank you for these episodes on native health because representation matters! Kudos for the outstanding work you are doing” and another shared “I loved your episode with Joshua and the discussion about the importance of communication and health surveillance data in the tribal communities. The data sharing toolkit he talked about gave me an idea for something I can try with my community. I think I’m going to discuss it with my supervisor.”


For more information about Dr. Huntley and her podcast, visit https://www.drchhuntley.com/about.


View/Listen to more TEC related podcasts from Dr. Huntley HERE.



ANEC Success Story: Healthy Alaskans 2030

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Healthy Alaskans provides a framework for health improvement. Every decade, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Alaska Department of Health work together to identify the state’s health priorities and set new targets. The team released its first annual scorecards showing progress made toward reaching the goals of Healthy Alaskans 2030 –the statewide health improvement plan outlining health outcomes for Alaska to reach by the year 2030.

Using data compiled and analyzed by ANTHC’s Alaska Native Epidemiology Center (ANEC), the most recent progress summary on Healthy Alaskans 2030 objectives (for 2018-2021 data) shared that of the 30 health objectives listed on the Alaska Native population scorecard one met or surpassed the target (“Percentage of adults who could not afford to see a doctor in the last 12 months,” which went down from 15.3% in 2018 to 88.1% in 2019), 11 others showed improvement from baseline.


Healthy Alaskans is the only state health improvement plan in the nation co-led by a state and Tribal partnership and, as stated by Valerie Nurr’araluk Davidson, President/CEO of ANTHC, “These achievements translate into safer and healthier kids, stronger families, and vibrant communities.”


To learn more about Healthy Alaskans, click HERE.




Indian Health Service Support for Tribal Epidemiology Centers

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Sage Journals

This editorial provides background information on the Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) program. The program was authorized by Congress in 1992 to provide public health support to multiple Tribes and Urban Indian communities in each of the Indian Health Service (IHS) administrative areas.

Lisa C. Neel, MPH and Jeffrey T. McCollum, DVM, MPH
March 9, 2023

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Dr. CH Huntley’s Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast

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Dr. CH Huntley

New Release

Episode #289

Evaluation, Epidemiology, and Community, With Weather Potdevin, MPH

The Tribal Epidemiology Centers are doing great work for Native Americans. Today’s guest, Weather Potdevin, is lending her hand to the cause as the Senior Director of Community Health Services at America’s largest tribal health organization, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), which is one of the twelve Tribal Epidemiology Centers nationwide.

Feb. 28, 2023

Previous Episodes

Episode #250

From Kinesiology To Public Health, with LaRita Laktonen-Ward, MPH

May 31, 2022

Episode #241

Everyday Public Health, with Jordyn Fink

March 29, 2022

Episode #236

HIV Prevention and Epidemiology, With Courtney Allen, MPH

February 22, 2022

Episode #232

Holistic View Of Public Health And Tribal Communities, With Lucinda Cowboy, MS

January 25, 2022

Episode #224

Decolonizing Data With Dr. Rosalina James, Urban Indian Health Institute

November 30, 2021

Episode #219

Public Health Communication and Improving Data Access, with Joshua Smith

October 26, 2021

Episode #215

Administrative Support at Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, with Annie Okpealuk

September 28, 2021

Episode #211

Filling The Gap Between Clinical Health Care & Public Health, With Dr. Meghan O’Connell

August 31, 2021

Episode #206

Child Health and Wellness with Denny MedicineBird, Oklahoma Tribal Epidemiology Center

July 26, 2021

Episode #202

For the Community, By the Community, Interview with Alejandra Cabrera, MPH

June 29, 2021

Episode #184

United South and Eastern Tribes, Tribal Epidemiology Center, with Imani Ransby, MPH

February 23, 2021

Episode #180

Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, with Audrey Juliussen & Jordan Skan

January 25, 2021

Episode #176

Interview With Forrest Lester and Delores Becenti, Navajo Epidemiology Center

December 28, 2020

Episode #171

Interview With Dr. Amruta Dixit, Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center

November 23, 2020

Episode #167

Interview with Samantha Lucas-Pipkorn, Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center

October 27, 2020

Episode #163

Tribal Epidemiology Centers, Resources & COVID-19 Response

September 28, 2020

Episode #158

Interview with Chris TallBear, Oklahoma Tribal Epidemiology Center

August 24, 2020

Episode #154

Interview with Tommy Ghost Dog and Celena McCray, Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center

July 27, 2020

Episode #150

Interview with Jonathan Davis, Arizona Tribal Epidemiology Center

June 29, 2020

Episode #145

Interview with Antoinette Medina, California Tribal Epidemiology Center

May 25, 2020

Episode #141

Interview with Wyatt Pickner and Crisandra Wilkie, Urban Indian Health Institute

April 27, 2020

Episode #137

Interview with Emily Good Weasel, MPH, Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center

March 30, 2020

Health Care Access and Lived Experience of American Indian/Alaska Native Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ Participants in the Pride and Connectedness Survey, 2020

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Sage Journals

To better understand health experiences among Two Spirit and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people, we examined experiences with access to health care of 223 AI/AN Two Spirit and LGBTQ+ people.

Ashley Hoover MPH, Itai Jeffries PhD, Morgan Thomas MFA, Jessica Leston MPH
February 3, 2023

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