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A mural is displayed along the side of U.S. 191 in Chinle, Arizona, where the health center has four traditional healers on staff to provide services.

The Native American Baha’i Institute, which integrates Native American spirituality with that of the Baha’i faith, incorporates traditional Navajo practices with those pulled from Baha’i faith and cultures from around the country and world to heal people. Read more»

Migrants are loaded onto an ambulance in Tapachula, Mexico, on March 9, 2022, to be taken to clinics for medical care. This ambulance is one of many that UNHCR has donated to the Ministry of Health in Mexico.

Directories list more than a dozen hospitals in Tapachula, but medical treatment can depend on interpretation of law and changing policy by hospital staff, leaving a situation that is confusing for migrants seeking care. Read more»

It’s important to have a safe space for Native women to talk about the health problems they face, says Nicolle Gonzales, a Navajo nurse-midwife and the founder of Changing Woman Initiative.

A nurse with Indian Health Service, Nicolle Gonzales noticed gaps that left many Native American women with insufficient pregnancy and birthing care - prompting her to launch the nonprofit Changing Woman Initiative to address maternal health disparities in Indigenous women. Read more»

Jaclyn Brown is a volunteer coordinator for the Arizona nonprofit Shot in the Dark, which provides drug users with clean syringes, medication to reverse an opioid overdose and fentanyl testing strips.

Jaclyn Brown has transformed grief from losing her brother to an overdose into action; since August 2020, Brown has served as volunteer coordinator at Shot in the Dark, a nonprofit that provides clean syringes, overdose medication, and other resources to people struggling with addiction. Read more»