SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The National Native Network held their regular technical assistance webinar series on Monday, October 31, 2016 titled “Did Our Ancestors Eat Buffalo Chicken?: Decolonizing Practices in Urban Indian Health” presented by Kerry Hawk Lessard, MAA, Executive Director of Native American Lifelines of Baltimore.
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
Conceptualize the link between historical trauma and contemporary American Indian health outcomes.
Employ successful community interventions around the topics of food sovereignty, decolonized eating practices, and overtly indigenist strategies to combat significant health concerns in Native communities such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, emotional health, and resilience.
Create culturally-grounded health and wellness programs appropriate for and desirable to the specific needs of their communities.
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George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health will host its Second Annual Public Health Summit, Monday, October 23, 2017, 2 - 5:15 p.m. EDT, The summit will focus on climate change, gender equality, and antibiotic resistance. LEARN MORE
Healthy People 2020 is hosting a webinar, Optimizing Birth Outcomes Through Preconception and Interception Health, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 12:30 - 2 p.m. EDT. "Participants will learn how Florida's Magnolia Project is improving the health and well-being of women by empowering communities to address medical, behavioral, cultural, and social service needs." LEARN MORE
Native Fitness Week Training Certification Program - Flagstaff, Arizona - Join the Native American Fitness Council (NAFC) for their fall fitness week! Fitness is especially important to Native American communities, where the incidence of diabetes and other health problems is disproportionately high. NAFC offers a way for participants to make a real difference through their cost-effective, fitness certifications. For more information about the program and scholarships CLICK HERE.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2018 Culture of Health Prize call for applications is now open. it's "an annual competition honoring communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to provide everyone with the opportunity to live well. Prize communities will receive $25,000, have the opportunity to share their story and lessons learned with the country, and join a national network of past winning communities." DEADLINE NOVEMBER 3. LEARN MORE HERE
The Alaska Food Festival & Conference - November 3-4, 2017 - Pikes Waterfront Lodge in Fairbanks, Alaska.LEARN MORE HERE
Great American Smokeout - November 16, 2017 - LEARN MORE
Community Foods Projects Competitive Grant Program, USDANational Institute of Food and AgricultureApplications due December 4, 2017
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National Institute of Food and Agriculture requests applications for the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program for fiscal year 2018. The estimated total program funding in fiscal year 2018 is approximately $8,640,000. The Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program funds two types of grants, Community Food Projects and Planning Projects. The primary goals of the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program are to:
·Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service;
·Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities;
·Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and
·Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; Planning for long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.
Eligible applicants include public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - Public Health Institute is accepting applications for the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health from teams in the Appalachian and Mid-regions of the United States. "For communities that are engaged in cross-sector work to improve the public health, this is an opportunity to boost your team's capacity and skills through a community leadership process." Deadline January 12, 2018 - LEARN MORE