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.

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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 September 2017 National Native Network Newsletter

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER In this month’s NNN Newsletter: Benefits of a Commercial Smoke Free Facility Funding Opportunity:  2017 Commercial Tobacco-Free College Program – from Truth Initiative Recent Webinar Archives AICTP Crushes Enrollment Goal with 193 for 2017 Tobacco:  Honoring our Traditions and our Health Published Articles and Research Funding Opportunities Upcoming Events CLICK […]

Smoke Free Benefits of a Commercial Smoke Free Policy

Tribes have a sovereign right to determine the health of their own people. To adopt and implement a commercial smoke free policy to protect children and elders from the dangers of commercial secondhand smoke is an exercise of that sovereignty. A policy also helps state the Tribe’s position on commercial tobacco and commercial secondhand smoke […]

Truth Initiative 2017 Commercial Tobacco-Free College Program – Funding Available

In the fight to curb commercial tobacco use in the U.S., college campuses have emerged as a critical battleground. That’s because virtually all smokers — 99 percent — start smoking before turning 26 years old.  Community colleges and minority-serving academic institutions, including trial colleges, are especially important because they tend to serve students who are […]

Webinar NNN & IHS HP/DP Webinar – Dine’ Food System Movement

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:  Dine Food Access Collaborative Date:  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Time: 3 – 4 PM, EDT ARCHIVE:   DOWNLOAD PDF SLIDES HERE Presenter: Gloria Begay, Community Advocate and Educator Learning […]

Webinar NNN & IHS HP/DP Webinar – Michigan Tribal Food Access Collaborative

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network with Indian Health Service Health Promotion & Disease Prevention and the Indian Health Services Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar series:  Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country. Title:  Michigan Tribal Food Access Collaborative Date:  Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Time: 3 – 4 PM, EDT Presenter:  Michelle […]

vape MMWR QuickStats — E-Cigarettes – 8/24/2017

In each edition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) produces a feature called QuickStats. The purpose of QuickStats is to briefly highlight data from NCHS data collection programs in a single figure. This week, QuickStats highlights the percentage of U.S. adults who had ever used an e-cigarette […]