The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan has produced a Native American focused 30-second public service announcement urging tribal members to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Native Americans that live in rural areas across Michigan and the United States are facing distinctive challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. These challenges include a higher prevalence of health disparities that impact COVID-19 health outcomes (smoking, obesity, heart disease), access to healthcare in a now overburdened rural healthcare system and socioeconomic challenges that impact access to food, transportation, and housing. Despite these challenges our Native American families are invested in their communities and the health of their extended family. That’s why it’s important we take a few simple precautions to slow down COVID-19.

View the video and additional COVID-19 resources at www.itcmi.org/covid-19-resources.

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc. is a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation duly organized under a state charter filed April 16, 1968. The agency represents all twelve federally recognized tribes in Michigan. The agency is divided into several different divisions, including: headstart; early headstart; health services; behavioral health; environmental services; child, family, and education services; and administration. The agency employs approximately 160 employees. 35 of these employees are based in the agency’s central office in Sault Ste. Marie, while member tribes have offices and staff on site. Visit http://www.itcmi.org/ to learn more about the agency.

Media Contact: Mike Willette, Communication Specialist, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, 906-632-6896 x.154, [email protected]

Download the PSA (right click and “save as”): :30 TV PSA “Wear a Mask” ITCM-0121

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