News Release

National Council of Urban Indian Health

The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) is proud to be working with Morehouse School of Medicine’s (MSM) National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN), a cooperative agreement between MSM and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health to develop a network of national, state, territorial, tribal, and local community-based organizations (CBOs) to help address the impacts of COVID-19 among historically marginalized populations across the United States.

"American Indians and Alaska Natives are often overlooked and have historically been excluded from national vaccine distribution responses," said National Council of Urban Indian Health CEO Francys Crevier. "We applaud the Morehouse School of Medicine for striving for equity and inclusion for Black, Indigenous, and people of color during the fight against COVID-19. We look forward to continuing this partnership that will connect individuals to the resources they need and access to materials they need to survive the pandemic.

The National Council of Urban Indian Health is the national non-profit organization devoted to the support and development of quality, accessible, and culturally competent health and public health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban areas. National Council of Urban Indian Health is the only national representative of the 41 Title V Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) under the Indian Health Service in the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA). National Council of Urban Indian Health strives to improve the health of the over 70% of the American Indian/Alaska Native population that lives in urban areas, supported by quality, accessible health care centers.

The Morehouse School of Medicine established the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, which disproportionately affected Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) populations. The National COVID-19 Resiliency Network aims to provide awareness and linkage to critical health information and services available to help families recover from difficulties that may have been caused or worsened because of COVID-19. The National COVID-19 Resiliency Network offers individuals, families, and community organizations access to new COVID-19 related resources tailored to answer geographical and cultural needs. 

Resources:

Do you need help locating resources in your community? The National COVID-19 Resiliency Network strives to empower you to find the resources available in your area. Enter your Zip Code or City and State on the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network site to find resources such as pharmacies, COVID-19 testing/vaccination sites, social services, and food resources.

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These resources are also accessible through our website.

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