September 12-14, 2017

Four Winds Casino Resort New Buffalo, MI This three-day conference will bring together a dynamic partnership around family wellness. Federal, State, Tribal and Urban programs will be on site to provide training, information and resources for culturally informed strategies that focus on building and sustaining family wellness. Tribes will be provided training and support to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Native Patient Navigation Training September 11-15, 2017 – Denver, CO

The Native American Cancer Research Corporation’s Native Patient Navigation Training in Denver, CO is September 11-15, 2017.  There will be three trainings during the week.  The first one is a 2-day course on Cancer Specific Content, the second 2-day course is on Patient Navigation and the final 1-day workshop is on Motivational Interviewing.  You can […]

FDA to Expand Public Education Campaign to Focus on Prevention of Youth E-Cigarette Use

On Aug. 8, the FDA announced it would pursue a strategic, new public health education campaign aimed at discouraging the use of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) by kids.   The agency plans to expand its “The Real Cost” public education campaign to include messaging to teens about the dangers of using […]

Upcoming Events

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WEBINAR -- Cancer Coalition Identity, Branding, and Marketing -- Presented by American Cancer Society in partnership with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors -- Wednesday, September 20, 2017 3 p.m. EDT -- SAVE THE DATE

Spirit of EAGLES National Conference "Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities" - September 21 - 24, 2017 - Niagra Falls, NY - For more information regarding the conference, visit or contact Marcy Averill at

Tenth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically UnderservedSeptember 25-28, 2017, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia - The AACR Cancer Health Disparities conferences advance the understanding and, ultimately, help to eliminate the disparities in cancer that represent a major public health problem in our country. By promoting the exchange of novel ideas and information between a wide range of professionals from academia, industry, government, and the community, these conferences harness the potential and maximize the many opportunities for bringing research on health disparities from bench to bedside or community, and back again. The goals of these conferences have been to bring together scientists and other professionals working in a variety of disciplines to discuss the latest findings in the field and to stimulate the development of new research in cancer health disparities. Make plans now to join us for this exciting program. - Continuing Medical Education Activity AMA PRA Category 1  CreditsTM available

Webinar Series - The National Behavioral Health Network is hosting a series of webinars. - Finding New Financing for Tobacco Cessation & Cancer Prevention Efforts - LEARN MORE