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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.

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

POSITIVE Study Brochure POSITIVE Study Brochure

Dr. Ann Partridge is the North American PI for the Pregnancy Outcome And Safety Of Interrupting Therapy For Women With Endocrine Responsive BC (POSITIVE) study (IBCSG 48-14 / BIG 8-13/ ALLIANCE A221405), and hopes that you will be willing to share the attached brochure with interested patients and clinicians. POSTIVE is an international clinical study […]

Youths Secondhand Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Among US Youths

Today’s CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is releasing a tobacco-related article in the March 20th edition of JAMA Pediatrics entitled, “Secondhand Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Among US Youths.” Authors analyzed data from the 2015 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) and write that overall exposure to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarettes in an indoor […]

Webinar NNN Webinar: “BRFSS Toolkit Presentation”

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:  BRFSS Toolkit Presentation Date:  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Time: 3 – 4 PM, EDT REGISTER HERE:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6246431491801349889 Presenter:  Cathy Edgerly, Program Manager, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Learning Outcomes/Objectives: […]

nnn CBS Sunday Morning (March 12) Focuses on “Beyond Cancer”

On March 12, Dr. Jon LaPook anchored a special broadcast with the latest news on research, diagnosis and treatments, and stories of survivors. To watch the full March 12 episode, go to:  http://www.cbsnews.com/latest/sunday-morning/  Featured stories include: How your breath may reveal cancer Researchers have learned certain cancers alter human breath.  Now they are exploring the […]

nnn Chasing Away the Darkness: Restoring Light to our Sacred Ways

Chasing Away the Darkness: Restoring Light to our Sacred Ways 37th Annual Traditional Indian Health Gathering May 19-21, 2017 Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park 14881 Pine Grove-Volcano Road Pine Grove, CA 95665 Sponsored by the California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc and the Traditional Indian Health Advisory Committee

Tobacco National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP) State Fact Sheets now available!

CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health is pleased to share a new resource — the National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP) State Fact Sheets.  The State Fact Sheets are available on CDC’s Smoking & Tobacco Use website at https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/about/osh/program-funding/index.htm . Click on the interactive U.S. map to access informative fact sheets that illustrate the impact of […]