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NIHB Webinar: Contact Tracing in Indian Country 7/10/20

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NIHB

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) hosted a webinar on contact tracing in Indian Country. Case investigation and contact tracing are core methods used by Tribal, local, and state health departments for disease control and is a key strategy in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Contact tracing is used to identify and alert people of potential contact with a person infected with the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. This webinar explores how contact tracing is being carried out in Indian Country.


After facing supply shortages, Southern California tribes work to expand COVID-19 testing

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Desert Sun – Health

In a remote patch of desert near the Salton Sea, the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians run a small health clinic from a triple-wide trailer on their reservation.

Outside the clinic doors, a white tent has been set up to provide coronavirus testing, now often in 100-degree heat…

Amanda Ulrich
July 17, 2020

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After facing supply shortages, Southern California tribes work to expand COVID-19 testing
Photo: Medical assistant Luis Jimenez works at the Torres Martinez Indian Health Clinic in Thermal, September 16, 2019.
Credit: Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun

JHCAIH’s Dr. Laura Hammitt on the frontlines of the Center’s COVID-19 response on the Navajo Nation

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JHCAIH

 

This powerful video, produced by our parent organization, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, focuses on our Center’s work on the Navajo Nation, which has been particularly hard hit by COVID. We are also supporting the COVID response efforts in other tribal communities across the Southwest and country.

 

Dr. Laura Hammitt | JHCAIH
Tuesday, July 7, 2020