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News Topic: American Indian Health

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

American Indian Health: Featuring Our Work With The Blackfeet Nation

As an example of how we support Tribes in realizing their own health improvement goals, we are highlighting the Blackfeet Nation – one of our longest-standing partners – and how they are transforming their health system.

Home Ground Radio Interview with Tressie White

Listen to MHCF Senior Program Officer Tressie White’s Home Ground Radio interview with Brian Kahn.

Impact of Affordable Care Act Repeal in Indian Country

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.

MHCF Invests Over $600,000 to Improve American Indian Health

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

Health Affairs: Building New Partnerships For American Indian 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.

Supporting Medicaid Access for Montana’s American Indian People

Montana’s Medicaid expansion offers an unprecedented opportunity to improve the availability of a full spectrum of healthcare services for Montana’s American Indian people.

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.