Irving, TX (August 23, 2022) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and KCLO-TV, the Nexstar television station serving Rapid City, South Dakota and the surrounding area, announced today that the Foundation will donate $5,000 to the Great Plains Tribal Chiefs Health Board (GPTCHB). The donation will be used to assist in their vision for all nations and tribal communities on the Great Plains to achieve optimal health and wellness through sustainable partnerships with health organizations and the embrace of important cultural values that are empowered by tribal sovereignty.
Established in 1986, GPTCHB is dedicated to serving the health and welfare needs of the members of the tribe it represents. Serving the needs of 18 tribes and tribal communities in the four-state region of South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa, GPTCHB addresses the health needs of its members by assisting in access to health-related programs and resources. .
In addition to advocating on behalf of represented tribal members, the organization also provides critical health promotion and outreach services through its various programs and departments. In addition, the health board advocates nationally for the improvement of Indian health policies on behalf of the tribes and tribal communities it represents, which include nearly 170,000 individuals.
“We recognize the important work of the Great Plains Tribal and the impact it has on our state,” said Mari Ossenfort Vice President and General Manager of KELOLAND Media Group. “We are pleased to help this organization achieve its goals. Giving back to the communities served by Nexstar across the country is central to the company’s mission, and we are honored that the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation is making this donation in recognition of the deep relationship between KELOLAND and the Tribal Chiefs Health Board of the Great Plains.”
Commenting on the contribution, Jerilyn Church, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board, said, “The Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board is extremely grateful for the support we have received from the Nexstar Charitable Grant Foundation. We hope that our work together will continue to provide accurate and relevant public health content to the public.”
The mission of the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation is to contribute to and work with public charities and nonprofit organizations to improve the communities in which Nexstar Media and its affiliates do business. The foundation was originally established in 1958 and makes donations of approximately $350,000 annually.
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