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October 27, 2019 29 min

Based in Navajo Nation, New Mexico, the McKinley County Early Childhood Coalition (MCECC) seeks to eliminate health disparities and improve the wellbeing of American Indians and Alaska Natives in their community. In our fifth episode, we learn from members of MCECC about the transformative efforts they are leading to promote healthy, prosperous, and empowered Native children and families, grounded in honoring their indigenous culture, language, and traditions. Guests reflect on their ongoing work to foster partnerships, invest in existing community resources, align efforts with tribal leadership, and build capacity for systems change led by Native communities themselves.  

Guests include:

  • Robert Alsburg, Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment
  • Gabriel Claw, Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment 
  • Colleen Roan, Navajo Nation Early Intervention Program
  • Esther Rodriquez, Community Champion, ATD Fourth World
  • Erick Sanders, ATD Fourth World
  • Emerson Toledo, McKinley County Early Childhood Coalition
  • Host: Ronda Alexander, Director of Operations, NOW at Vital Village Network
  • Produced by: Networks of Opportunity for Child Wellbeing

    Music By: Morgan Breland


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