IMPROVING OUR COMMUNITY

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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.

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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

Survey Current Tobacco Smoking and Desire to Quit Tobacco Smoking among Students Aged 13-15 Years — Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 61 Countries, 2012 to 2015

Attached find a copy of the following article scheduled to be published this week in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Current Tobacco Smoking and Desire to Quit Tobacco Smoking among Students Aged 13-15 Years — Global Youth Tobacco Survey, 61 Countries, 2012 to 2015 CDC analyzed Global Youth […]

Preventing Chronic Disease Perceptions of Harm to Children Exposed to Secondhand Aerosol From Electronic Vapor Products, Styles Survey, 2015

Today CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is releasing the following tobacco-related article in the May 25th edition of the journal Preventing Chronic Disease. Perceptions of Harm to Children Exposed to Secondhand Aerosol from Electronic Vapor Products, Styles Survey, 2015 Over 45 percent of U.S. adults believe children’s exposure to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarette products […]

Webinar NNN Webinar – Oral Cancer/HPV

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network and the Indian Health Services Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar series:  Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country. Title:  TBA – Topic will cover Oral Cancer/HPV Date:  Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Time: 3 – 4 PM, EDT REGISTER HERE:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5785034632914899971 Presenter:  Chris Johnson, MA, Project Coordinator, American Indian […]

Webinar May 2017 National Native Network Newsletter

  DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER HERE DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER HERE The May 2017 National Native Network Newsletter includes: NNN to present at NIHB Public Health Summit Upcoming NNN Webinar presented by Cathy Edgerly Call for Abstracts NACR Training Information Part 2 Podcast Uploaded with Linda Burhansstipanov Infographics Articles and Publications Upcoming Events

Sun May is National Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month

Longer days, warmer weather, don’t forget that sunscreen.  Protect the skin you’re in! Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and the most preventable cause of skin cancer is over exposure to UV light (from the sun or artificial sources). How to reduce your risk: Stay in the shade, […]

nnn CCC Resource: Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Social Media Toolkit

We are pleased to provide the attached resource – Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Social media Toolkit.  This is a very useful resource used to promote the awareness of the link between hepatitis and liver cancer.  May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and National Hepatitis Testing Day is on May 19, 2017.  Please use this resource […]