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Health Board CEO Says Racism is a Threat to Public Health

The Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board and the Oyate Health Center would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to the victim and family from this past weekend’s shooting at the Grand Gateway Hotel in Rapid City, SD.  The Rapid City Native American community has endured tremendous pain and…

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Health Board Employee Selected for Prestigious Leadership Program

 RAPID CITY –Sarah Beare, an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and a five-year Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board employee, has been chosen to join this year’s Indigenous Public Health Leadership Program. The Indigenous Public Health Leadership Program is a leadership training institute created by the National…

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Fill Out a Survey To Win a $500 Bugout Bag

Part of the mission of the We Are Warriors Emergency Operation Center is to help improve disaster readiness in tribal-nations across the Great Plains region. To help advance that goal, the Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board and We Are Warriors are gathering information about how Covid-19 has impacted your…

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New Tactics Deployed to Fight Opioid Abuse

Rapid City – Every day 100 people die in the United States from opioid abuse. To fight this surging epidemic, the Great Plains Tribal Opioid Response Team is working to provide tribal citizens with the tools they need to prevent and overcome opioid addiction.  Starting on February 14, 2022, the…

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Tribes to Assume Control of all Tribal Healthcare in Pennington County

RAPID CITY –For the first time in history, healthcare for tribal citizens living in Pennington County will be 100% controlled by tribal nations, not the federal government, beginning February 26, 2022.  On February 26, the Indian Health Service will officially step aside as the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Cheyenne River Sioux…

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