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Make Heart Health Part of Your Self-Care Routine

Devoting a little time every day to care for yourself can go a long way toward protecting the health of your heart. Simple self-care, such as taking a moment to de-stress, giving yourself time to move more, preparing healthier meals, and not cheating on sleep can all benefit your heart.

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Strengthening our Native Connections

The GLIIHC joins the fifth cohort of Native Connections Programs whose main goal is to reduce suicidal behavior among Native youth and provide support as they transition into adulthood.  The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center Department of Behavioral Health...

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Making Sure the Kids Are Alright

The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center Behavioral Health Department Unveils New Child & Family Services   The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center has developed a program that is particularly focused on providing early intervention in children with...

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GLIIHC Annual Community Health Fair Hits the Drive-Thru

The Gerald L Ignace Indian Health Center will host its 4th Annual Community Health Fair on Thursday, August 6th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. In an effort to minimize contact, the event will be held as a drive-thru in the parking lot of the Clinic, located off of 10th &...

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Support for Those In Need

There’s never been a better time to thank The Creator for what we have. There’s no in-person school, many have lost their jobs, and don’t know how they are going to pay for necessities like food and medicine, let alone being kept away from family and people they love...

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Community of Citizens Needs to Be Represented

The 2020 Census is here and it’s time to stand up and be counted.   Not even COVID-19 can deter efforts to get an accurate count because it is easier to respond on your own since you can respond online, by phone, or by mail. Plus, the Census Bureau is closely...

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Get Behind Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer is a silent killer, the second most common cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American Indian/Alaska Natives. Typically, you have no symptoms - until it’s too late. “It is a silent killer and it is under screened,” said...

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Stand Up and Be Counted

Whether you are homeless, live in an apartment, or own your home, your response to the 2020 Census is required by law and is critical to the future of our community. Stephanie Spivak, who works on programs and outreach for the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, said she...

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Push for Prevention

With CDC grant, GLIIHC Strives for Prevention in Four Key Areas  Lisa Albright has a message for Urban Milwaukee Native Americans: “Having diabetes doesn’t have to be a death sentence.” Albright, Community Health Outreach Coordinator for the Gerald L. Ignace Indian...

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Getting an Early Start

Starting Early Dental Care with your Children is Key to Wellness   A wet washcloth should be your newborn’s best friend. In fact, oral hygiene should start the day you bring your baby home from the hospital, according to Karla Iyonmahan, D.D.S., who is the new Dentist...

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Making Love from Scratch

GLIIHC Healthy Cooking Show Makes Love From Scratch Ronald (Ron) Grieger is a man of many hats at the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center (GLIIHC) whose goal is to help clients control weight, diabetes, blood pressure and lower their risk of cancer. “I’m a big guy,”...

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A Beacon Against Human Trafficking

GLIIHC Awarded Department of Justice Funding to Address Human Trafficking for Urban AI/AN’s in Milwaukee In October 2019, the Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) awarded three-year funding to the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center (GLIIHC)...

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Circles of Strength: Healing for Victims of Violence

Did you know that American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) experience domestic violence at higher rates than other groups? Those victims of domestic violence or sexual assault don’t stand out in a crowd. You may have just talked to that person, you may have met...

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Spotlight: Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Care

Spotlight: Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Care

Balancing the use of Western medicine with Native health practices. Under Dr. Lyle Ignace's leadership, Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Clinic (GLIIHC) has created the infrastructure necessary to more fully address its clients' mental and behavioral health needs....

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Share the Care Native Cancer Conference

Share the Care Native Cancer Conference

Gerald L Ignace Indian Health Center Director Dr. Lyle Ignace shared information about programs offered at the clinic at the Share the Care Native Cancer Conference. He also shared staggering statistics about the impact Cancer has had on Indigenous peoples’ lives in Wisconsin with the crowd of about 300. Wellness educators, heads of community organizations and tribal leaders from across the state attended the three-day conference.

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20th Annual National Denim Day Press Conference

20th Annual National Denim Day Press Conference

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the GLIIHC DVPI Circles of Strength Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program participated in the City of Milwaukee’s Denim Day Press Conference to share information on prevention and treatment services available to the community. Believing survivors, putting an end to victim blaming and shaming, the importance of obtaining consent from others, and healing the mind, body, and spirit were common themes highlighted amongst the presenters.

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Marquette University Alumni National Award

Dr. Gerald L. Ignace and his family made history at their alma mater, Marquette University, Saturday (April 27) when they were presented with the All University Service to the Community Award. Read about the event...

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Native Strong Weekly Town Hall w/ Dr. Ignace [2021-04-01]


Reviving Warriors – A Teen Male Group [2021-04-05]


Pfizer Vaccine – 2nd Dose [2021-04-06]


Pfizer Vaccine – 2nd Dose [2021-04-07]


Pfizer Vaccine – 2nd Dose [2021-04-08]

Native Strong Weekly Town Hall w/ Dr. Ignace [2021-04-08]


Native Strong Weekly Town Hall w/ Dr. Ignace [2021-04-15]


Native Strong Weekly Town Hall w/ Dr. Ignace [2021-04-22]


Native Strong Weekly Town Hall w/ Dr. Ignace [2021-04-29]

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