IMPROVING OUR COMMUNITY

Through Better Health

The mission of the National Native Network is to enhance the quality and performance of public health systems to reduce commercial tobacco-related illnesses and cancer disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native populations.

About The National Native Network »

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About The National Native Network

The National Native Network is a public health resource that serves to decrease commercial tobacco use and cancer health disparities among members of American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes across North America.

Tobacco

Traditional and commercial tobacco are different in the way that they are grown and used. Traditional tobacco is and has been used in sacred ways by American Indians for centuries. Its use differs by Tribe and some Tribes do not use traditional tobacco at all.

Traditional Vs. Commercial

Cancer

Behavioral risk factors associated with cancer are often much higher for the AI/AN population. These include smoking, being overweight, lack of physical activity, and poor diet. Lower cancer screening rates are documented for colon and breast cancer.

Cancer Prevention

nnn National Native Network Newsletter – November 2017

In this issue: Surviving and Thriving with Linda Burhansstipanov Upcoming Webinar Information Old Game, New Cures Articles, Research, and Events Infographics DOWNLOAD HERE   DOWNLOAD HERE

Wellness Tribal Community and Clinical Linkages

By Sohab Arif, MPH, California Rural Indian Health Board The primary goal of health organizations is to increase the health and wellbeing of their community. Accomplishing this goal becomes easier when health care providers, community organizations, and the community are connected. This is why Tribal organizations like National Native Network and California Rural Indian Health […]

Tobacco Award-winning documentary looks at Native Americans’ complex relationship with tobacco

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Andy Steiner OF Minn Post HERE Tobacco use has been dropping in Minnesota for years, but there is one community where nicotine addiction remains stronger than ever. “In the Upper Midwest, the smoking rate among mainstream Minnesotans is about 14 percent,” said Adam Kintopf, senior communications manager for the anti-smoking nonprofit ClearWay […]

Wellness Tobacco Product Use Among Adults — United States, 2015

The findings in this study highlight the importance of using proven strategies to reduce tobacco-related death and disease in the U.S., including enhanced access to cessation services, comprehensive smoke-free policies, price increases, and high-impact mass media campaigns, in conjunction with FDA regulation of tobacco products. In 2015, about 1 in 5 U.S. adults used some […]

South Dakota FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – GPGHW

The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board‘s Community Health Department is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity through its Great Plains Good Health and Wellness (GPGHW) program.  This funding opportunity will be used to increase the number of tribes within the Great Plains area who develop and implement assessment driven PSE strategies to improve […]

Webinar NNN & IHS HP/DP Webinar – Traditional Tobacco

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network with Indian Health Service Health Promotion & Disease Prevention present a webinar series:  Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country. Title:  Traditional Tobacco Date:  Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Time: 3 – 4 PM, EST Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4864455331429576195   Presenter: Terra Houska, Tobacco Health Educator, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board Learning […]