Stress is a natural reaction to our life experiences. As humans, we are susceptible to everyday responsibilities that can cause stress from time to time. More serious life experiences such as a new diagnosis, death, moving, etc. can also cause us stress.
It is important to go into college with an open mind. Research your areas of interest. There is always time in college where you can change your major. You do not have to follow a traditional path. There are so many students that take more than four years to finish and take time off also.
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.
Celebrations and maintaining our seasonal cultural traditions plays an important role in how we mark the passage of time. During COVID, when we are so much more isolated, we can still find ways to celebrate.
A Zoom with a View: The Virtual Classroom Experience, Triggers for Socially Anxious Youth During COVID-19 and remote learning, some kids with social anxiety are feeling especially strained when signing onto their video chats for class. What is Social...
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...
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...
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 &...
All five of the Milwaukee FQHCs (Community Health Centers) are working collaboratively with the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association and the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership to increase critical COVID 19 testing capacity across the city of Milwaukee. We are...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,”...
While some of us procrastinators have yet to take down Holiday lights and ornaments, Alicia Terry has been busy planning the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center’s (GLIIHC) December 2020 Holiday Toy Program. Terry, who is GLIIHC’s Community Support Specialist, led a...
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)...
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...
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....
Celebrating Fifty Years of Service to the Community. Milwaukee’s Urban Indian Health Center grew out of an awareness in the 1970s of the poor health among Milwaukee’s Native American community. Since its inception, the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center (GLIIHC)...
A half-century of service: Gerald Ignace pioneered health services for Milwaukee’s Native American community
Celebrating Fifty Years of Service to the Community. Gerald Ignace was a young physician by the time he became a father and began sowing the seeds of what would become the Milwaukee Indian Health Clinic. His son Lyle Ignace was about 4 by the time the clinic...
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.
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.
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...
At the Red Shawl Gala, GLIIHC Board Chair Steven Ninham, shared a year-in-review with the 400+ people in attendance.
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