The CMS Tribal Affairs Group is pleased to announce the Native America Calling show about CHIP airing April 28th at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. TTAG members Don Warne and Carmelita Skeeter have graciously agreed to be the guests on the show. Cyndi Gillaspie, CMS Lead Native American Contact, will also be on the line to assist with program-specific questions. Here’s the description of the program:
Thursday, April 28, 2011:
Children’s Health Insurance Program:
When it comes to health care in our tribal communities, the Indian Health Service (IHS) never gets adequate funding to cover all of our health care needs. Contract health dollars are especially limited. That is why many tribal health care providers are encouraging parents and guardians to enroll their children in CHIP/Medicaid to insure they have health coverage. Are tribes and tribal communities maximizing all the health resources and health dollars available? Guests include Dr. Donald Warne (Oglala Lakota) and Carmelita Skeeter (Potawatomi) CEO/Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa.
NATIVE AMERICA CALLING
Please spread the word. To participate in the show, call 1-800-996-2848, that’s 1-800-99-NATIVE.
Native America Calling is a live call-in program linking public radio stations, the Internet and listeners together in a thought-provoking national conversation about issues specific to Native communities. Each program engages noted guests and experts with callers throughout the United States and is designed to improve the quality of life for Native Americans. Native America Calling is heard on 52 stations in the United States and in Canada by approximately 500,000 listeners each week.
For more information about Native America Calling and how to participate in the show, go to www.nativeamericacalling.com