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News Topic: American Indian Health

Announcing 2023 Mignon Waterman Award Recipient

Regina Ertz, Ph.D., Fort Belknap Tribal Health Behavioral Health Program Director Regina Ertz, Ph.D., is this year's Mignon Waterman Award recipient in recognition of her leadership of Fort Belknap Tribal Health's Behavioral Health Program and her innovative efforts to make mental health services widely available with the Fort Belknap Indian Community. The award also recognizes … Continued

Grantee Spotlight: Focus on Food Sovereignty

To live healthy lives, we must have ready access to healthful foods. Not having enough to eat and limited access to nutritious foods can negatively impact how we feel and increase the risk and severity of conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. Unfortunately, many communities across Montana don't have adequate access to food – … Continued

Grantee Spotlight: Spotted Bull Recovery Resource Center

In October 2021, the Spotted Bull Recovery Resource Center is targeted to open the doors of a new residential treatment program for the Fort Peck community. Spotted Bull has historically been the Fort Peck Tribes’ outpatient chemical dependency center. In 2016, they applied for a planning grant to start thinking about how they could treat … Continued

ACA Repeal Impact in Indian Country Press Release

The National Indian Health Board and North Dakota State University released a report outlining the impact a full repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would have on Tribes and American Indians/Alaska Natives across the country.

New Investment in American Indian Health Press Release

MHCF announces more than $600,000 in new grants to improve American Indian health in Montana.

Health Affairs Blog: Building New Partnerships For American Indian and Alaska Native Health

Health Affairs guest blog post by MHCF CEO Dr. Aaron Wernham on how the Foundation has worked in its first two years to build new partnerships for American Indian and Alaska Native health.

Office of American Indian Health

The Office of American Indian Health was created as a result of the dedicated work by tribal leaders and state and federal health officials to help develop a framework for addressing the health disparities that affect Montana’s American Indian people.