Partnership Brings $250K Of Pandemic Supplies To Great Plains Tribes

The Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board (GPTLHB), AT&T’s FirstNet Program, and the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) have partnered to distribute more than a quarter-million dollars’ worth of pandemic related supplies to Tribal nations in the Great Plains area.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a steady supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has been hard to come by. Recognizing the dire need in Indian Country, AT&T’s FirstNet Program pledged to donate items like hand sanitizer, N-95 Facemasks, cleaning supplies, and gloves to Tribal communities. FirstNet reached out to NIHB, who then notified its member organizations, including the GPTLHB, which jumped at the opportunity to manage the distribution of tens of thousands of items.

“The National Indian Health Board greatly values its partnerships with Tribes and member organizations, and the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced just how important partnerships outside of Indian Country are to NIHB’s work for Tribes. NIHB was pleased to partner with AT&T and the Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board to bring PPE and supplies to healthcare and frontline workers. This effort highlights the drive and power of collaboration between public and private entities. NIHB hopes more partners in corporate America will support our Tribes and Tribal organizations as they work to combat this virus that has greatly impacted our communities,” said NIHB COO Carolyn Hornbuckle.

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