FDA Issues Orders to Stop Sale on Four Tobacco Products

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued orders that will stop the further sale and distribution of four currently marketed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company cigarette products – including its Camel Crush Bold brand – because the company’s submissions for these products did not meet requirements set forth in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic […]

1999-2012 United States Cancer Statistics: Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report has been released

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute have released the 1999-2012 United States Cancer Statistics: Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. This report contains the official federal cancer incidence and cancer mortality statistics and the information comes from the geographic areas that contain 99% of the US population.

New Resource from National Urban Indian Family Coalition

The National Urban Indian Family Coaltion has released a new policy report entitled “Making the Invisible Visible: A Policy Blueprint for Urban Indian America”. Here’s the information from NUIFC’s website: “As the majority of the American Indian/Alaska Native population living off the reservation climbs above three-fourths of the total U.S. Native American population, the need […]

FDA Issues final guidance for FDA’s authority to issue No-Tobacco-Sale Order

The FDA has issued their final guidance addressing their authority to issue No-Tobacco-Sale Orders (NTSOs) to retailers who repeatedly violate restrictions on tobacco product sales. Check here for the Final Notive Document-“Determination of the Period Covered by a No-Tobacco-Sale Order and Compliance With an Order, Notice Document, and more guidance on the Tobacco Control Act.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize accepting applications

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize will be awarding 10 communities $25,000 each who have made strong strides improve the health of their communities and work towards long term health for everyone in their community. The first application is due November 12th by 3pm EST. Federally recognized tribes are able to apply. […]

Diabetes Funding Opportunity from IHS

Indian Health Servies is currently accepting applications for grant awards of up to $6,500.00 for up to 450 recipients for porviding treatment or preventative services relating to diabetes among AI/AN populations. Closing date is October 7, 2015 and those eligable are: Federally-recognized Indian Tribe; Tribal organization operating an Indian health program with the HIS; urban […]

Not “Additive Free” or “Natural” – FDA Issues Warning Letters to Commercial Tobacco Manufacturers

The FDA announced today that through ongoing surveillance efforts, they are issuing warning letters to three cigarette manufacturers, who describe their cigarettes on product labeling as “additive free” and/or “natural.”

Humility and Sharing Successes

Humility is a valued teaching among native communities. In my community, we tell stories about plants, animals, and a certain trickster that learned lessons of humility long ago, to help our children grow up humble and to remind us adults to walk a good path in life. With these teachings, reminders are everywhere: a simple […]

Welcome to the National Native Network blog!

Hello and welcome to the new National Native Network website and blog. This blog will allow the National Native Network to provide timely and up-to-date information and resources to all of our users. We are excited about this blog as it will allow us to not only provide information to our users but allow our […]
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Upcoming Events

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WEBINAR -- "BRCA Genetics in The News:  What Do I Do Next?" -- Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 8 p.m. EST. -- The webinar features Sharsheret's own Genetics Program Coordinator, Peggy Cottrell, MS, CGC, who will explore the latest critical genetics research, decode BRCA and other genetic mutations, and help us understand what steps we need to take next.  A Sharsheret peer supporter will share her personal story and a live question and answer session will follow the presentation.  We are proud to partner with FORCE on this presentation!  To register for the webinar or to share the webinar with others in your network, CLICK HERE.  Feel free to share widely.  If you have any questions, please contact Support Program Coordinator Shira Kravitz at skravitz@sharsheret.org or 1-866-474-2774.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY -- The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board and the Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center is pleased to announce 2 new funding opportunities in partnership with the Indian Health Service (with funding from the National Institutes of Health) and the Centers for Disease Control. -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health IHS/NIH Project Sub-Award will be used to support the assessment of and response to the leading public health priorities of substance abuse and/or mental health.  It is anticipated that up to 6 awards will be available for the 2017-2018 funding cycle.  |  Applications are due on December 29, 2017.  |  LEARN MORE HERE

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board and the Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center is pleased to announce two new funding opportunities in partnership with the Indian Health Service (with funding from the National Institutes of Health) and the Centers for Disease Control. | The Tribal Public Health Priorities CDC Project Sub-Award will be used in support of and response to local public health priorities and needs as well as contribute to the development of tribal public health workforce and infrastructure.  It is anticipated that up to 12 awards will be available for the 2017-2018 funding cycle.  |  Applications are due on December 29, 2017. | 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

It's About a Billion Lives Symposium -- February 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA - SAVE THE DATE - LEARN MORE

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