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An Innovative Blood Lead Screening Program for Indian Children

The authors' goal was to screen Indian children on the reservation who were participating in WIC and Head Start. researchers screened close to 100% of the young children on the Rocky Boy reservation. The average blood lead level for these Indian children, ages 1 to 5, was 2.4 micrograms/dL, which is not significantly different from that of children of the same age nationally.


Tri-County WIC Rx Pad

Tri-County created this non-pharmaceutical prescription pad to highlight their local work on community clinical linkages and WIC referrals as part of the CPHMC project. Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) serves 3 […]


Tri-County Healthy Food Pantry Toolkit

Tri-County created this toolkit to highlight their local work on healthy food access and food pantries as part of the CPHMC project. Information in this toolkit includes a food pantry […]


Healthy Food Bank Toolkit (Poster)

Tri-County Health Dept. created this poster to present at NWA’s Annual Conference in April 2017. This poster highlighted their local work creating a healthy food toolkit to provide guidance on increasing […]


The Shocking Truth of Military Families and Hunger

Including military members’ Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) as income when determining eligibility for SNAP is not only inconsistent with the treatment of BAH by other federal programs, it has made thousands of struggling families ineligible for vital SNAP benefits. In order to survive, they are turning to food pantries on and off military bases. The BAH is excluded as income for the purposes of calculating income taxes and eligibility for Women, Infants and Children and Head Start programs. The BAH should be consistently excluded as income for the purposes of determining eligibility for all nutrition assistance programs.