As more American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) live into their 70s, 80s, and beyond, younger
generations have more time to learn from and receive traditions from older generations. Advanced age,
though, increases risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. When memory and thinking problems interfere
with daily life, the impact of dementia spreads across generations.
AI/AN Communities Prepare for National Hope for Life Day on September 10
To further advance the Action Alliance's priority to support community-based efforts to implement effective suicide prevention strategies, the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Task Force launched National AI/AN Hope for Life Day in 2015. This annual observance coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10 and provides an opportunity for AI/AN leaders across the country to share messages of hope and resiliency with their communities.
To help support community leaders, grassroots organizers, and health care professionals working in Native communities, the AI/AN Task Force developed the National AI/AN Hope for Life Day toolkit, which was recently updated to include new tools and resources. This toolkit provides community organizers with specific steps to take on September 10 to change the conversation about suicide, initiate action, and foster hope in their efforts to reduce suicide in AI/AN communities across the country. To learn more and get involved:
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is proud today to announce that enrollment will begin July 29 for LiVE, a new, income-based fare discount program that provides a 40 percent discount to qualifying riders whose household incomes are at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level. The program is called LiVE – pronounced as one would say, “live your best life” – to reflect how the program gives people the chance to live their life with more access to opportunity.
Denver Indian Health and Family Services joins the National Council of Urban Indian Health in calling for the Senate to match the House budget of $81 million for the urbaUrban Indian Health Fundingn Indian health line item. We need members of our community also communicate this important message.
There are several reasons why your blood pressure is checked at each dental visit; all to make sure you are safe and healthy. The main reason we check your blood pressure during your dental visit is that it may become an issue during dental work. While we do everything possible to make you comfortable, undergoing dental work can create stressful feelings.
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