Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults — United States, 2012-2015

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL MMWR REPORT Abstract Problem/Condition: Rural communities often have worse health outcomes, have less access to care, and are less diverse than urban communities. Much of the research on rural health disparities examines disparities between rural and urban communities, with fewer studies on disparities within rural communities. This report provides an overview […]

National Native Network Newsletter – November 2017

In this issue: Surviving and Thriving with Linda Burhansstipanov Upcoming Webinar Information Old Game, New Cures Articles, Research, and Events Infographics DOWNLOAD HERE   DOWNLOAD HERE

Tribal Community and Clinical Linkages

By Sohab Arif, MPH, California Rural Indian Health Board The primary goal of health organizations is to increase the health and wellbeing of their community. Accomplishing this goal becomes easier when health care providers, community organizations, and the community are connected. This is why Tribal organizations like National Native Network and California Rural Indian Health […]

Award-winning documentary looks at Native Americans’ complex relationship with tobacco

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Andy Steiner OF Minn Post HERE Tobacco use has been dropping in Minnesota for years, but there is one community where nicotine addiction remains stronger than ever. “In the Upper Midwest, the smoking rate among mainstream Minnesotans is about 14 percent,” said Adam Kintopf, senior communications manager for the anti-smoking nonprofit ClearWay […]

Tobacco Product Use Among Adults — United States, 2015

The findings in this study highlight the importance of using proven strategies to reduce tobacco-related death and disease in the U.S., including enhanced access to cessation services, comprehensive smoke-free policies, price increases, and high-impact mass media campaigns, in conjunction with FDA regulation of tobacco products. In 2015, about 1 in 5 U.S. adults used some […]

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – GPGHW

The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board‘s Community Health Department is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity through its Great Plains Good Health and Wellness (GPGHW) program.  This funding opportunity will be used to increase the number of tribes within the Great Plains area who develop and implement assessment driven PSE strategies to improve […]

NNN & IHS HP/DP Webinar – Traditional Tobacco

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:  Traditional Tobacco Date:  Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Time: 3 – 4 PM, EST Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4864455331429576195   Presenter: Terra Houska, Tobacco Health Educator, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board Learning […]

Storm Drains that Send a Message

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Where We Live, AARP Livable Communities HERE By painting the town red (and other colors), artists are helping keep Alaskan waters clean Storm drains from the streets of Fairbanks empty directly into the Chena River, a habitat for moose, beaver, fish, and migratory birds. Unfortunately, many people mistakenly believed the drains connect […]

Sacred Willow Book

The Great Plains Tobacco Prevention Project developed the Sacred Willow Book to share stories about traditional tobacco.  Traditional tobacco is tobacco and/or other plant mixtures grown or harvested and used by American Indians and Alaska Natives for ceremonial or medicinal purposes.  There is a variety of “traditional tobacco” that the different tribes of the Great […]

Japanese company gives non-smokers 6 extra holiday days a year to compensate for cigarette breaks

FULL ARTICLE from MSNBC.com HERE A Japanese company has granted non-smoking members of staff an additional six days of paid holiday a year after they complained they work more than colleagues who take cigarette breaks. Marketing firm Piala Inc. introduced the new policy in September after members of staff expressed frustration over some colleagues going […]
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Colorectal Cancer Screening in American Indian & Alaska Native Communities - Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 2 p.m. EST - NCCRT Webinar.  Explore CRC screening in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.  This webinar will provide a brief overview of the NCCRT and ACS's April 2016 summit on CRC and AI/AN communities to describe ACS's recent grants to increase screening for AI/AN-serving primary care clinics.  We will also hear from two Ai/An-serving organizations that are implementing innovative strategies to increase CRC screening in the communities they serve.  Speakers will include:  Laura Makaroff of ACS, Jessica Deaton of the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, and Richard Mousseau of the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board.  REGISTER HERE

WEBINAR - 2018 Clinical Scholar Applicants - A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program - Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 3:30 p.m. EDT - Do these statements apply to you?:  Are you a health care professional working with kids, adults, or families in a community in the U.S. or U.S. Territories? | Are you motivated to improve the health of those most vulnerable in your community? | Do you have a desire to further develop your leadership skills? | If yes, REGISTER HERE.

Tobacco Listening Session - Kalamazoo, Michigan - LEARN MORE

Community Foods Projects Competitive Grant Program, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Applications due December 4, 2017 For more information, CLICK HERE

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.

A webinar will be held on Monday October 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time for potential applicants. The Adobe Connect link is: http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/cfp2018/.

Full details can be found at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297333

CDC FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - DEADLINE:  December 11, 2017 - "Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response:  Public Health Crisis Response" - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a notice of funding opportunity:  Cooperative Agreement for Emergency Response:  Public Health Crisis Response.  The purpose of this opportunity is to "enhance the nation's ability to rapidly respond to public health emergencies, which may include infectious disease outbreaks, pandemics, and other public health emergencies that exceed the capacity of jurisdictional public health resources."  Since initial funding and response can impact health outcomes after an emergency, this award opportunity allows applicants to be pre-approved so they can be funded quickly after an emergency occurs, allowing applicants to better prepare for emergency plans now.  CDC may also fund some pre-award costs.  Tribal governments may apply if they meet eligibility requirements and serve at least 50,000 people through their public health infrastructures.  LEARN MORE HERE.

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

Funding Opportunity - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Policies for Action:  Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health - HERE