On November 2, 2021, Representative Don Bacon (R-NE-02) rose to the floor to honor the 35th anniversary of the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition (NUIHC) in recognition of National Native American Heritage Month.
In his three-minute speech, Rep. Bacon highlighted both the work of NUIHC and Dr. Donna Polk, NUIHC’s Chief Executive Officer.
“In recognition of the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition, we shine a spotlight on 35 years of helping elevate the health status and eliminating disparities of urban Indians and other underserved populations in Nebraska and Iowa through education, collaboration, advocacy, and health service delivery. Congratulations to Dr. Polk and her team for 35 years of excellence and serving our great community.” – Rep. Bacon
NUIHC has been serving the urban Indian community of the greater Omaha metropolitan area, Lincoln-Lancaster metropolitan area, and Sioux City, Iowa since 1986. NUIHC’s mission is to elevate the health status of urban Indians and other underserved populations through their culturally and linguistically appropriate health care services, substance abuse and behavioral health treatment programs, and community outreach services.