As previously announced, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) has begun a Story Banking campaign to collect inspirational stories about how American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals are achieving and sustaining health through the variety of health coverage options available. To facilitate these efforts NIHB now has an online form to submit stories for this campaign.
In the past, the focus has been around success stories for AI/ANs Natives on the Health Insurance Marketplace. However, with potential changes in the current health care environment, highlighting the importance of other health insurance coverages such as Medicaid, Medicare, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is vital to the role that NIHB plays in advocating for the health and wellness of AI/ANs.
The National Indian Health Board needs your help to collect cases that have occurred to you personally, a family member, friends, or other members of your community where an AI/AN individual or individuals were positively affected with having health care coverage.
The stories can be short and do not have to include the actual name of the participant or other sensitive details. NIHB staff wants to work with you to record your stories, for more information, please contact Chawin ‘Win’ Reilly at Wreilly@nihb.org
Last modified: June 28, 2021