TECs in the Media

TECs in the Media

Dr. CH Huntley’s Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast

TECs in the Media

Dr. CH Huntley

New Release

Episode #167

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

You’re about to meet Samantha Lucas-Pipkorn with the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center, and hear about her journey into public health. Samantha is a Senior Epidemiologist and Program Manager. She talks about how they are serving the needs of their community and supporting the tribes during this COVID-19 pandemic. She also talks about the program focus and activities before the pandemic to provide a well-rounded view of her work.

October 27, 2020


Previous Episodes

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

Dr. CH Huntley’s Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast

COVID-19 Cases Spiking In State’s Indigenous Communities

TECs in the Media

Wisconsin Public Radio

Coronavirus cases have tripled since the beginning of September among American Indians across Wisconsin as the state has witnessed a surge in new cases of COVID-19.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 2,374 cases of the virus among Native Americans on Thursday — that’s up from 775 cases on Sept. 1.

By Danielle Kaeding
October 23, 2020

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COVID-19 Cases Spiking In State's Indigenous Communities
Photo: A COVID-19 test technician leans down to speak to a person in line before administering the test Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in Janesville. Credit: Angela Major/WPR

Making sure American Indian COVID-19 cases are counted, and feeding a hungry heart

TECs in the Media

Science – Podcast

First up, host Meagan Cantwell speaks with Abigail Echo-Hawk, director of the Urban Indian Health Institute and chief research officer for the Seattle Indian Health Board. Echo-Hawk shares what inspired her journey in public health and explains the repercussions of excluding native people from health data. This story was originally reported by Lizzie Wade, who profiled Echo-Hawk as part of Science’s “voices of the pandemic” series.

By Sarah Crespi, Meagan Cantwell, Lizzie Wade
October 15, 2020

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Making sure American Indian COVID-19 cases are counted, and feeding a hungry heart

Credit: Openstax Anatomy and Physiology

Bill pressures CDC to give Native Americans better access to federal health data

TECs in the Media

Pinal Central – Politics

A measure passed by the U.S. House aims to remove barriers that Native Americans face in accessing public health data – something advocates say is key to providing a clearer picture of how COVID-19 and other diseases are disproportionately affecting tribes.

Experts said Native Americans have been denied access to some state and federal health data for years, and the pandemic has further exposed this long-standing issue.

By Frank LaTona
October 7, 2020

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Bill pressures CDC to give Native Americans better access to federal health data

Photo: Legislation making its way through Congress aims to reaffirm that tribal epidemiology centers should have access to state and federal health data. Tribal leaders have had trouble accessing information to help fight COVID-19 and other diseases in places like the Navajo Nation, where this sign stands. Credit: Daja E. Henry/Cronkite News

COVID-19 data on Native Americans is ‘a national disgrace.’ This scientist is fighting to be counted

TECs in the Media

Science – News

Abigail Echo-Hawk can’t even count how many times she’s been called a troublemaker. It’s happened at conferences, workshops, and even after she testified before Congress—all places where she has advocated for the full and ethical inclusion of American Indians and Alaska Natives in public health data. “I didn’t used to know what to say,” she says. “Now, my answer is, ‘Is calling for justice making trouble?’”

By Lizzie Wade
September 24, 2020

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COVID-19 data on Native Americans is ‘a national disgrace.’ This scientist is fighting to be counted

Photo:“If you eliminate us in the data, we no longer exist,” says Abigail Echo-Hawk, a citizen of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and director of the Urban Indian Health Institute. Credit: Katty Huertas