Tribal Health Webinars

This week we had the honor of learning from Esther Lucero of the Seattle Indian Health Board for our first Tribal health webinar. Ms. Lucero spoke to our team and partners about Tribal health policy, tribal sovereignty and history of the organization and its programs.  You can watch the recording here.

Save the date!  Our next Tribal Health webinar is Wednesday, June 17 at 10:00 am, with a focus on Tribal Psychology.  Call-in information will be posted on our website calendar (on our home page and at this link) soon.

What Happens Next?

We Can Do Better Than a 'Return to Normal'  

North Sound ACH is excited to be working with a wonderful group of partners and consultants on our continued commitment equity and wellbeing. They continue to share articles with us about how we can envision a future post-COVID that is better than our world was pre-COVID. Returning to normal is not so great when the 'normal' that existed didn't meet food, income, housing, education or health needs of so many. Our colleagues are beginning to share their ideas of what the future may look like in a post-COVID-19 world, and we want to hear your ideas too.  

Here are a couple of articles that have been forwarded to us, reminding us that our communities are hurting, and we/they are resilient. We are not powerless about how we decide to respond and recover.
Exploring America's Racial Contract During the Coronavirus
Protecting Black America from Coronavirus
A Pandemic Benefit: The Expansion of Telemedicine
Heat map reveals racial disparities in COVID-19 by state

Who Belongs? Freedom v Equality 

Paid Leave: Family First Coronavirus Response Act

This week our Human Resources consultant Kara Turner of Turner HR Services presented information about the paid leave aspects of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act and answered a few questions from participants. Knowing that many of our partners are also small business leaders, we felt it would be helpful for you to hear about the varied leave options available to your teams. Missed the call?  You can watch the recording here.

Free Broadband Drive-In Hotspots

Department of Commerce announced that up to 300 free broadband access drive-in hotspots are being launched in locations across the state. The sites offer drive-in access, with some offering indoor public access during business hours. For complete information and a map of locations, The map will be updated as more sites become available.

Webinar: Behavioral Strategies to Reach Isolated Patients

In partnership with two other ACHs, Cascade Pacific Action Alliance and Elevate Health, the UW AIMS Center is hosting a webinar on staying connected with clients during COVID-19. During this webinar Dr. Patrick Raue, Associate Director for Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions at the University of Washington AIMS Center will present strategies to support clients to address urgent needs associated with COVID-19.

Wednesday, May 20, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Click here to register.

Online Film Screening

Join the Emmy winning team behind the documentary Dawnland for a special digital screening of documentary short Dear Georgia in a special live event. It is showing twice this month, May 16 and May 27. Click the date for tickets. 

Drop in Vaccination Rates Leaves Children Vulnerable 


Even during a pandemic, kids still need their shots.

Immunization rates among children are decreasing during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving children and communities at risk. Read Washington State's Dept. of Health press release and this article for more information and resources.
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