CVMT Hosts Healthcare Meeting With CRIHB

CVMT Hosts Healthcare Meeting With CRIHB
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Meeting to discuss Native American healthcare issues, seated clockwise from left: James Crouch, Executive Director of the California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB), Gloria Grimes, Chairperson of the Calaveras Band of Me-Wuk Indians, Silvia Burley, Chairperson of the California Valley Miwok Tribe, Debra Grimes, Tribal Secretary for the Calaveras Band of Me-Wuk Indians and Rashel Reznor, Secretary/Treasurer of the California Valley Miwok Tribe.

The California Valley Miwok Tribe (located at 10601 N. Escondido PL, Stockton, CA, as listed in the Federal Register of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, BIA/DOI), a federally recognized tribe eligible to receive and distribute contracted services from the federal government – on Monday, April 4, 2011, hosted a meeting between the tri-Miwok Consortium and the California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB). The purpose of the meeting was to address current health issues facing Native Americans and how best to work together in implementing improvements to address future concerns.

The strengthening of the relationships that we as local tribes have with CRIHB will help all local indigenous peoples to receive the best healthcare that can be provided. Mr. James Crouch, Executive Director of CRIHB, was personally in attendance to discuss any issues and answered all questions asked by the attending tribes and we thank him for the vast knowledge that he shared with the Consortium and for the professionalism that he and the CRIHB organization display daily in trying to provide the best possible healthcare for Native Americans living in California.

We thank Mr. Crouch in working with us and look forward to many improvements to be implemented in the near future. Along with thanking Executive Director Mr. Crouch of the California Rural Indian Health Board for his attendance, the California Valley Miwok Tribe would also like to thank the Calaveras Band of Me-Wuk Indians Tribal Chairperson Gloria Grimes and Tribal Secretary Debra Grimes for their participation.