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Hoskin, Warner propose largest mental health investment in tribe’s history | News

[ad_1] Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner are proposing new legislation that would commit over $100 million for addiction treatment facilities, new treatment programs, a scholarship endowment, and other initiatives using settlement funds from the tribe’s opioid and e-cigarette settlements. Hoskin and Warner’s proposal amends the historic Public Health and Wellness Act. The 2021 law, first amended in 2022, already dedicated 7% of third-party health insurance collections to physical and mental wellness programs and locked down $15 million in opioid settlement […]

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Bringing health equity to mammography and health screenings in Arkansas

[ad_1] Bryant-Smith said her center’s MammoVan mobile mammography unit regularly travels throughout Arkansas providing digital screening mammograms and breast care education in rural communities. This helps address access to care in areas there there otherwise are no clinics and would require women to travel large distances to be screened. Outfitted with digital mammography equipment, the three-room mobile unit is staffed by a certified mammography technologist and a technical assistant. The Mammovan program has been operating for more than 10 years. The program works closely to coordinate with […]

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Human Services Calendar | Community News

[ad_1] Aging Services Inc. is offering classes on learning how to live healthy with diabetes. The classes are held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday from Aug. 18 to Sept. 22 at Aging Services Inc., Indiana. The interactive class is for those 60 and older and can help you learn to better manage your diabetes by giving support and helpful tools in order to live a healthier life. Register with Heidi Farmery at (724) 349-4500, ext. 103, or Vicki Burgess at ext. 112. • The […]

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