We are very excited to share our November updates in the Resource Center in Action section. Like every month, IA2 has been busy!
In one single month, just some of the things accomplished by our small but mighty team:
- Participated in two sessions at the CDC BOLD and Healthy Brain Initiative Annual Grantee meeting.
- Executive Director, Dave Baldridge, presented on the CDC Foundation’s Search. Find. Help. webinar regarding the challenges and successes of American Indian and Alaska Native communities in their battle against COVID – 19. Forward to around minute 6 here for Dave’s statement. Following that, the webinar morphed into an interesting Q&A about challenges faced by community based(CBO) organizations and strategies to overcome, discussed by Dr. Jolie Crowder IA2 joined Dave during that portion of the webinar and a second CBO staff member.
- Attended the White House Tribal Nations Summit.
- Attended the Healthy Brain Initiative’s Risk Reduction Collaborative Peer Webinar Series.
- Hosted Savvy Caregiver for Indian Country NICOA Conference training participants to discuss use of the intervention in local communities and future needs.
- Social media flexing (learned last month during the American Public Health Association Meeting). See below!
- Hosted a Healthy Brain Website Talking Circle to receive feedback and insight into user experience of our recently launched Brain Health website.
- Board President, Bill Benson provided a keynote for the New Mexico 43rd Annual Conference on Aging
- IA2 ‘s Dr. Jolie Crowder in partnership with Valerie Tsosie (So’Tsoh Foundation) and Ron Eppes (Alzheimer’s Assocation New Mexico) spoke at a virtual session at the New Mexico Conference on Dementia Resources and Services from local to national.
- Dr. Jolie Crowder was joined by Casey Acklin from the Dementia Engagement, Education, and Research Program (University of Nevada, Reno) provided a second presentation at the New Mexico Conference that offered a sneak peek of the newly adapted Dementia Friends information session content specifically for American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
- Participated in Indian Country Echo Sessions. This is a monthly series with sessions offered for Caregivers and Community staff and a second offering for healthcare clinicians from the I/T/U health system. To view past sessions or learn more about upcoming sessions click here.
- Continued to work on our growing Native Brain Health Resource Library
Our CDC Foundation project team is also hard at work on activities that are a great complement to our Brain Health Resource Center work. With support from the CDC Foundation, IA2 is working on a training plan that starts with
IA2 continues to offer print-on-demand stipends of $250 for flyers and posters from the IA2, ASTHO, and National Council for Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) suite of materials developed with funding from the CDC.
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>>Check out our cool analytics on Twitter… 5,426 impressions in Nov & 1,000+ folks checked out our profile