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

Webinar NNN & IHS HP/DP Present Webinar: “It Sticks! Secondhand and Third hand Smoke”

  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:  “It Sticks!  Secondhand and Third hand Smoke” Date:  Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Time: 3 – 4 […]

Truth Initiative Funding Opportunity: 2017 Tobacco-Free College Program for Community Colleges and Minority-Serving Institutions.

The Truth Initiative is launching its new Tobacco-Free College Program, which offers 17-month grants of up to $20,000 to community colleges and minority-serving institutions to adopt a 100 percent tobacco-free college policy.  Register for one of two informational webinars on Aug. 16 and Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. ET.  Participation is optional.  The deadline for […]

Women's Wellness Women’s Wellness Summer 2017 Newsletter

Women’s Wellness Newsletter from Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc. Summer 2017 In this issue: Project Overview Screen Guidelines Traditional Teaching Cancer Prevention Recipe Radiation Exposure Events The general purpose of this newsletter is to bring awareness to the health of Native American Women in our communities. Funded by the Michigan Department of Health & Human […]

Youth Tobacco Use in Top-Grossing Movies — United States, 2010-2016

The Surgeon General has concluded that depictions of smoking in the movies causes young people to begin smoking.  The findings in this report show that despite previously reported declines in youth-rated movies that contained tobacco use during 2005-2010, progress in reducing tobacco incidents in youth-rated movies has stopped since 2010.  Although there were fewer top-grossing […]

Workshop Digital Storytelling Workshop to Promote Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition Successes

The American Cancer Society, through a cooperative agreement with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in partnership with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, is offering a Digital Storytelling Workshop.  The course is designed to help you create a digital Comprehensive Cancer Control success story for a project or program that you have […]