Announcements of March 2nd

Healthy Michigan Plan Update
Dearest AIHFS Community Members:
Do you have health insurance through the Healthy Michigan Plan? If so we’d like to remind you of an important upcoming date.
If you have coverage through the Healthy Michigan Plan, you must complete a Health Risk Assessment with your primary care provider by March 31, 2018, or you risk losing coverage on April 1, 2018.
A Health Risk Assessment might sound scary, but really it is a simple 1-2 page form to help guide your yearly physical with your primary care provider and a tool to help you and your doctor zero in on important health issues!
If you are unsure if you are a Healthy Michigan Plan recipient, contact the number on the back of your insurance card to ask your insurance company. We don’t want you to miss this deadline and lose coverage! To schedule your Health Risk Assessment or yearly physical with your AIHFS provider, contact our Front End reception staff at 313-846-6030.
We hope to help you on the Minobinmaadziwin or “journey to a good life!”


Native American vs. American Indian
Check out our latest AIHFS blog posting that addresses the question of “What do we prefer to be called, Native American or American Indian?”  To read the full blog posting use the following link:


Spring Pregnancy and Childbirth Class Series begins March 6
These classes are FREE for expecting parents and their partners and support people! This is a 6-week series and classes run every Tuesday from 12-2, starting March 6, 2018. Topics include: staying healthy during pregnancy, preparing for birth, infant feeding, and parenting new babies. Light refreshments and childcare are provided each week. Please call the Healthy Start team to RSVP or to get more information: (313)846-3718.


Lido Pimienta Concert
Lido Pimienta is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary musician and artist-curator of Colombian and indigenous Wayuu descent. Her music draws from various styles including traditional indigenous, Afro-Colombian, contemporary synthpop and electronic. This will be Friday, March 9th, 6:30pm to 10pm at the Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan, Dearborn. Tickets are $15 for general public and $10 for AANM members.
For more info here is their facebook event page.

This is presented in partnership with American Indian Health & Family Services and we will have availability of some complimentary tickets and we will also have some limited transportation available. Please contact AIHFS’s Elizabeth Kincaid at 313-846-3718 for more info about tickets and transportation.


Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls
March 9th the Detroit Pistons take on the Chicago Bulls in a cancer awareness game!  Enjoy exclusive ticket pricing, a free t-shirt, the opportunity to take a complimentary free-throw shot after the game, a free ticket for survivors. Survivors will receive a complimentary ticket to the game when a companion ticket is purchased.  All American Cancer Society guests will receive a colon health awareness t-shirt and will be invited to participate in on court activities post game. Tickets for this game ($35, $55, and $80) are on sale now for the game against the Chicago Bulls. The American Cancer Society will receive $5 from the sale of each ticket.


Community Advisory Council
Thursday, March 15th, 5:30pm-7:30pm, at AIHFS we will have Tonya Myers Phillips, Executive Director of the Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center, presenting about her organization.


An Evening with Gerald Vizenor
Friday, March 23rd, 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the UMMA Museum Apse, 525 State st., Ann Arbor, MI. The Native American Studies at the University of Michigan warmly invites the public to the free lecture with a catered reception and book-signing to follow. Gerald Vizenor is Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a citizen of the White Earth Nation in Minnesota, and has published more than thirty books including novels, literary criticism, cultural studies, and poetry.


ANTHC Summer Research Internship
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s clinical and research program is seeking an intern to assist with: statistical analysis, manuscript review and much more.  Application deadline is March 18th.


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