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Serving Our Navajo Family
NavajoStrong was created to aid the Navajo community during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. We strive to honor our ancestors and empower the Diné by working hard to help citizens who are affected by disease, poverty, and other health disparities on the Navajo Reservation. We continue our support by focusing on self-sufficient projects that promote health, culture, and empowerment in long-term and meaningful ways.
The Impact of COVID-19 in the Native American Communities
Join the School of Medicine Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for a webinar discussion on the Impact of COVID-19 in the Native American Communities. The webinar will feature panelist Orrenzo Snyder, M.D. and Bud Frazier, R.N. sharing the latest update on COVID-19, mental health, community impact, prevention measures, and helpful resources.
Our Goals & Core Values
Assist vulnerable families and at-risk individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis when needed.
Empower the people by supporting cultural opportunities, business and farming endeavors, and mentoring projects that support health, culture and education.
Commit time and resources alleviating the issues that were highlighted during the pandemic by focusing on health equity in the Navajo Nation.
Your help has made it possible for us to serve hundreds of families in need, thank you!
Please Contribute to NavajoStrong
Your help ensures we can get resources to the people that need it today.
Check Out Bud Frazier on Returning the Favor with Mike Rowe
Mike Rowe and the team return the favor to Bud Frazier, an ICU nurse in Utah striving to honor and empower the Navajo Nation by delivering much needed supplies to the vast region, which has been devastated by COVID-19.
Please keep contributing. Your help makes it possible for us to deliver relief to the Navajo community.
NavajoStrong Recent News
Recently featured in the Navajo Times, KSLTV, The San Juan Record, and FOX 13 Utah, we have collected
donations and essential supplies, before directly delivering them to families of the Navajo Community.
To date, we have delivered to over 2,000 families in need and we are still going NavajoStrong!
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Fighting the coronavirus in the Navajo Nation
The Navajo Nation is being decimated by the coronavirus with 85 deaths and more than 2,600 confirmed cases.
“Some of the messages that I get are heartbreaking as far as what’s going on. They haven’t received any sort of help from the government, they haven’t received their stimulus, and they’ve lost their job," Bud Frazier comments.
You Cannot See the Future with Tears in Your Eyes
The Navajo Community is home to over 173,000 Native Americans who operate under their own tribal authority.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for health equity in the Navajo Nation. In May 2020, the Navajo Nation had surpassed New York and New Jersey with the most infections per capita. We are committed to improving health and well-being in the Navajo Nation.
New Mexico Native Americans only make up 5% of the population but they make up 20% of COVID-positive patients.
Most of the burden of caring for the sick in their community falls on the fellow Navajo. Historically, the U.S. government hasn’t helped much, breaking dozens of promises with Native American tribes for centuries, dating far past Johnson v. M’Intosh in 1823.
The Navajo Community is larger than West Virginia, but its population of about 300,000 has access to only about 20 intensive care unit beds.
An estimated 30% of people who live on the Navajo reservations do not have access to running water, and turn to outdoor pumps to get their supply. It makes it that much more difficult to fulfill the constant hand washing necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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