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TECs in the Media

Dr. CH Huntley’s Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast

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Dr. CH Huntley

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Episode #250

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

Today’s guest on Public Health Epidemiology Conversations is LaRita Laktonen-Ward, the Program Manager for the Coordinating Center at Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC). GHWIC is a CDC program focusing on improving the health of American Indians and Alaskan Natives through four key strategies; heart disease prevention, diabetes prevention, commercial tobacco cessation, and nutrition and exercise promotion.

May 31, 2022

Previous Episodes

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

Tribal Epidemiology Centers: HHS Actions Needed to Enhance Data Access

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FAST FACTS – American Indians and Alaska Natives have worse health outcomes than the general U.S. population—such as a life expectancy that is 5.5 years shorter than the U.S. average. To provide public health support, Congress established tribal epidemiology centers and authorized their access to data collected by the Department of Health and Human Services.

March 4, 2022

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GPTEC: A look at tribal health and those working to improve it

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RAPID CITY, S.D. — Tinka Duran has been with the Great Plains Tribal Leader’s Health Board for 14 years, and was recently named the senior director of the Great Plains Epidemiology Center. Duran, member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, holds her degree in Social Science from Oglala Lakota College and a master’s in public health from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She says the knowledge and partnerships made through those years with Great Plains have set her up well for the challenge.

By Darsha Nelson
February 9, 2022

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FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Announces New Investments to Support COVID-⁠19 Response and Recovery Efforts in the Hardest-Hit and High-Risk Communities and Populations as COVID-⁠19 Health Equity Task Force Submits Final Report

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The White House

Briefing Room – Over the past ten months, we have made tremendous progress in our effort to protect and uplift the hardest-hit and highest-risk communities. Deaths have declined by nearly 90% in Black, brown, and Indigenous communities. The gap in vaccination rates between Black and Latino/Hispanic adults and white adults has closed. Nearly 100% of schools are open for in-person instruction, offering students more equitable access to academic resources and allowing parents to go back to work.

November 10, 2021

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