KAI joins the American Public Health Association (APHA) and hundreds of communities across the country in celebrating National Public Health Week , April 1–7.
One out of every four Americans with diabetes doesn’t even know they have it. Could that include you? Why not make the most of Diabetes Alert Day, March 26, to take a simple online risk test and help protect your health?
American Indians and Alaska Natives have more untreated tooth decay and gum disease than any other population group. There are simply not enough dental professionals to meet the huge backlog of untreated disease—let alone to educate patients about oral health.
Earlier this week, President Obama signed into law the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013. The Act includes a provision that allows federally recognized tribal governments authority to request emergency or major disaster declaration directly from the president of the United States.
Kauffman & Associates, Inc. (KAI) was selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as one of its select contractors under its Public Information and Communications Services (PICS) contract vehicle.
Did you know American Indians and Alaska Natives are up to four times more likely than the general U.S. population to die from pneumonia and other influenza-related conditions?
American Indian and Alaska Native people enlist in the armed forces at rates that are twice as high per capita as other racial groups. At home, veterans are given special respect for undertaking personal sacrifice for protecting their communities. Unfortunately, Native veterans, especially those who live in remote areas, have a harder time getting the benefits to which they are entitled.
Kauffman & Associates, Inc. (KAI), a Native American, woman-owned small business with offices in Spokane, WA, and Silver Spring, MD, has been awarded a new contract from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) within the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) women and the second most fatal. It’s vital that AI/AN women take an active role in protecting their health. Learn how...
September is National Preparedness Month and the news from the Gulf Coast, where residents are recovering from Hurricane Isaac, underscores the importance of planning for unforeseen emergencies.
Kauffman & Associates, Inc. (KAI) is delighted to announce that Lin Leslie has joined the company as director of business development. She started work in the company’s Silver Spring, MD, office on July 23.
KAI recently received a second award for A Circle of Communities brochure created for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) Native Aspirations project. This time, KAI was recognized with a Gold 2012 Hermes Creative Award.
KAI received good news recently that our company won a 2012 Communicator Award of Excellence for A Circle of Communities, a brochure about Native Aspirations, a community-based project of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), and a 2012 Communicator Award of Distinction for Walking on Common Ground, a Web site developed by the company for the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI).
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) held its National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day event. This year’s event was themed “Heroes of Hope” and featured Grammy-winning artist Cyndi Lauper, youth performers who overcame trauma, and the heroes who helped those youth find their way.
Kauffman and Associates, Inc. (KAI) is pleased to welcome Ramya Sundararaman, MD, MPH, PMP, the company’s new Director of Research and Evaluation.
Like everybody else, American Indians and Alaska Natives use smartphones to communicate, buy products and play games. Now there’s a new iPhone app that offers a hint that smartphones could help preserve Native languages and cultures.
Basketball is a big deal in many American Indian communities, with star players being viewed as heroes and community pride resting on high school championships. An article in the current issue of the NCAA’s Champion magazine highlights basketball programs at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).
American Indian Tribes have a special relationship with the Federal Government. In 2009, the President issued a memorandum reaffirming the government-to-government relationship between Tribal Nations and the Federal Government, which includes regular consultation prior to taking actions that affect tribal governments.
On December 2nd, President Obama signed Executive Order (EO) 13592 on Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Educational Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities.
This week, KAI President Jo Ann Kauffman was honored to give opening remarks at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Urban American Indian Summit. What a wonderful opportunity to work alongside CNCS – a federal agency that shares KAI’s commitment to supporting American Indian communities.
Getting a flu vaccine not only helps protect you but those around you by helping stop the spread of flu. December 4-10 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, a time to emphasize that everyone 6 months of age or older should get vaccinated.
Kauffman and Associates, Inc. (KAI) received a distinguished 2011 Gold MarCom Award for its redesigned website at http://www.kauffmaninc.com. The site won in the small business website category.
KAI salutes military veterans and their service to our nation.
Color drives design, branding, and buying decisions. Here are some findings and observations about colors - several particularly important in many American Indian cultures.
October is National Dental Hygiene Month. Expanding access to oral health care is a public health issue we have advanced at KAI.
Government, nonprofits, associations, and businesses are increasingly adding social media strategies to their marketing and public relations mix.
KAI, in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is working to bring dental care to every community through the Dental Therapy Project.