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 #158

Interview with Chris TallBear, Oklahoma Tribal Epidemiology Center

On this episode, you’ll meet Chris TallBear with the Oklahoma Area Tribal Epidemiology Center, and hear about his amazing journey into public health. He is a talented storyteller and servant leader, providing value to his organization and community. You’ll also learn about the Oklahoma Area Tribal Epidemiology Center, which is just one of 12 partner Tribal Epidemiology Centers funded by the Indian Health Service’s Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention to assist in improving the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives throughout the United States.

August 24, 2020


Previous Episodes

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 Among American Indian and Alaska Native Persons — 23 States, January 31–July 3, 2020

TECs in the Media

CDC – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) persons appear to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; however, limited data are available to quantify the disparity in COVID-19 incidence, severity, and outcomes among AI/AN persons compared with those among other racial/ethnic groups.

Early Release
August 19, 2020

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Donald Warne: We Need More Indigenous Doctors, Stat. Here’s How to Do It.

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Mother Jones – Politics

“It’s going to require a generation of good policy to make up for generations of bad policy.”

A member of the Oglala Lakota tribe from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, Dr. Donald Warne had an early interest in medical work—he comes from a long line of traditional healers.

Delilah Friedler
August 17, 2020

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Donald Warne: We Need More Indigenous Doctors, Stat. Here’s How to Do It.
Photo: Mother Jones illustration
Credit: Courtesy of the University of North Dakota.

Bipartisan Bill Tears Down Health Data Barrier for Native Americans

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E&C – Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee members Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT), Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), and Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) released the following statement on H.R. 7948, the Tribal Health Data Improvement Act of 2020, a bill that would reaffirm that Tribal public health authorities are entitled to access public health data.

August 7, 2020

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Bill Text

Indigenous Nations Battle to Secure Borders, Funds Amid Pandemic

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Foreign Policy – Report

Health inequalities and government indifference are hitting communities hard.

It was in 1832 that the U.S. government first began delivering health care to Indigenous communities. Congress allocated $12,000 to vaccinate those living in nations near white frontier settlements against smallpox.

Justin Ling
August 6, 2020

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Indigenous Nations Battle to Secure Borders, Funds Amid Pandemic
Photo: Miss Navajo Nation Shaandiin P. Parrish grabs a box filled with food and other supplies to distribute to Navajo families in Counselor on the Navajo Nation Reservation, New Mexico, on May 27.
Credit: Sharon Chischilly / Getty Images