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Updated: Mar 11, 2021


Dear Community Partners:

We can still use some volunteers for our upcoming vaccine PODs:

  • Feb. 25th – NO additional volunteers needed (thank you!)




Moving forward, we are planning to host a vaccine POD every Thursday at Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario, and would like people who are interested in volunteering to please reach out to Jose (cc'd here, phone number below). It would be helpful if you let him know if you are available to help every Thursday, or just one.

Thank you so much!

Jose Felix

Health Specialist

Malheur County Health Department

(541) 212-1274


A Conversation About Resilience in Native American Communities

Please join us Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM (PST)

Register Here

The intent of this conversation is to foster cultural competency among health professionals to serve Native American Elders. A focus in this session will be the Q&A. Objectives

  • Explore an overview of American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) history to build understanding of intergenerational trauma, personal trauma, and mistrust of institutions which have resulted in health disparities.

  • Discover several models/tools/resources that can be used to provide services with more cultural humility to our AI/AN patients.

  • Use the Q&A forum to answer specific audience questions and share personal and professional experiences from three Native American professionals across the social work and public health fields.


  • Kerri Smith Slingerland, LCSW, MS, CBIS, CADC III (she/her/hers)

  • Darin Smith, MPH, MSW (they/them/their)

  • Derek Smith, MSW, MPH (he/him/his)

If you need a reasonable accommodation (e.g., American Sign Language (ASL), closed captions, or a language other than English) to attend or participate in this event, please contact Rose Locklear,, no later than 7 business days prior to the webinar. (An accommodation will not be assured if a request is not made in a timely manner.)


From: AVILA Osvaldo <> Dear colleagues,

We would like all of HECC to work together to get this message out to our collective stakeholder lists to encourage financial aid applications. I will be sending specific request to individuals in the agency to help with this, but everyone, please consider forwarding to your audiences, and let our partners know they are encouraged to:

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