Angie Hirsch, LICSW, an American Indian mental health coordinator, advocates for integrating traditional American Indian and Western models of medicine for culturally affirming care.
“Hennepin Healthcare is in a unique position because they serve everybody,” says Angie Hirsch, LICSW, the American Indian mental health clinical coordinator for the Behavioral Health Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services (MDHS). Hennepin Healthcare provides care to many of the 500+ tribes located in Minnesota, as well as members of tribes from around the country that reside in Hennepin County. Before the pandemic, Angie traveled twice a month to local tribal communities to develop better mental health policies and practices for American Indian people. (more…)