The Good Life in My Moccasins: Access to Services for Native American and Low-Income Families
WHO: Lead Agencies- Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership and Indian Center
WHAT: The Good Life in My Moccasins is an outdoor family fair with a focus of connecting Native American Families and low-income communities to healthcare, supportive, and specialty services. Many agencies and organizations have joined together to create a fun-filled atmosphere where these families and individuals can come out and have a good time while receiving health screenings and information to services that they may not have known about.
WHEN: Thursday, June 18, from 4:30pm to 8:00pm
WHERE: Hanscom Park Pavilion, 3212 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha, NE 68105
WHY: Native Americans who live in rural and urban areas experience greater poverty, lower levels of education, and poorer housing conditions than the general US population. In Nebraska, Native Americans experienced significantly higher rates of not being able to access a physician due to various obstacles.
This event will build greater awareness and access to need based programming, such as healthcare, supportive services (food and housing), and specialty services (early childhood/youth/seniors).
This is the second year for The Good Life in My Moccasins event. In June 2014, this event was started by the Indian Center, the Metro Omaha Tobacco Action Coalition (MOTAC), and the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Center where it reached over 250 individuals. This year, ENCAP, LiveWise, NOAH Inc Clinic, Omaha Public Schools Native Indigenous Centered Education, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan, DHHS Women’s Health Initiatives will join the effort and come together to make this event even bigger and better.
Contact: Ariss Rogel Mendoza, Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership (ENCAP)
402-453-5656 ext. 243