Health and Wellness Blog Posts

Native Americans with Diabetes

ORIGINAL ARTICLE from CDC HERE Native Americans (American Indians and Alaska Natives) have a greater chance of having diabetes than any other US racial group. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, a costly condition that requires dialysis or kidney transplant for survival. Kidney failure can be delayed or prevented by controlling blood pressure […]

Health and Health Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs)

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation released a series of infographics to illustrate health disparities among American Indian and and Alaska Native populations on November 22, 2016. For complete infographics and details, visit their website HERE.

NNN Technical Assistance Webinar: December 20, 2016

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network and the Indian Health Services Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar series:  Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country. Title:  A Motivational Interviewing Approach to Public Health Date:  Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Time: 3 – 4 PM, EDT Presenter:  Edy Rodewald, PhD, Health Educator, SouthEast Alaska […]

Making small changes for healthier families

Mallory Black / Native Health News Alliance SAN DIEGO — It’s summertime across Indian Country. That means sunflowers, tomatoes, sweet grass and squash are popping up all over the Lower Sioux Indian Community garden. “We have some really nice tomato plants, and the strawberries came in good,” describes Beth O’Keefe, a member of the Lower Sioux Indian […]

Indian Country Leads Health Revolution Sweeping U.S.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Tanya H. Lee of IndianCountryTodayMediaNetwork.com HERE A medical revolution that began in Indian country is spreading across the U.S., from Oregon to Vermont, and tens of millions of lives will be better for it. Most recently, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a law that authorizes mid-level dental health aide therapists (DHATs) to […]

Native American Athletes Take Center Stage in Red Lake Nation Summer Camps

FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Austin Monteith of Grand Forks Herald HERE RED LAKE — A number of Native American athletes and coaches from around the country have flocked to Red Lake Nation this summer. A series of sports camps are being held in conjunction with Oshkiimaajitahdah, a community organization in Redby also known as Tribal […]

Hannahville Farmers Market Kicks Off

ORIGINAL ARTICLE from WLUC HERE HANNAHVILLE, Mich. – Tuesday was the first day customers could take advantage of the fresh produce and meats at the Hannahville Farmer’s Market. The Health Department started the farmers market about three years ago to encourage local and healthy eating. They also have cooking demonstrations with the produce you can […]

CDC: The Benefits of Physical Activity

CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL PUBLICATION FROM CDC The Benefits of Physical Activity Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can help: Control your weight(http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/pa-health/index.htm#ControlWeight) Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease(http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/pa-health/index.htm#ReduceCardiovascularDisease) Reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome(http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/pa-health/index.htm#ReduceDiabetes) Reduce your risk of some […]

15 Minutes of Daily Exercise May be Reasonable Target in Older Adults

ORIGINAL ARTICLE from Science Codex HERE Sophia Antipolis – June 14, 2016: Fifteen minutes of daily exercise is associated with a 22% lower risk of death and may be a reasonable target for older adults, reveals research presented today at the EuroPRevent 2016 meeting by Dr David Hupin, a physician in the Department of Clinical […]

3 Detroit nonprofits focus on making city healthy

ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Marti Benedetti from Crain’s Detroit Little did former Detroit Mayor Hazen Pingree know in 1894 that his fervor for growing produce in Detroit would return in 2016. But that is exactly what is happening, according to three Detroit nonprofits at the 24th Annual Congress for New Urbanism. Pingree was beloved and best […]
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National Native Network Webinar Series Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country:  American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program Updates - Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 3 p.m. EDT - We will be going over general information on National Jewish Health and the Michigan Tobacco Quit line, along with an update on how the American Indian Commercial Tobacco Program is going.  This will also include some preliminary data on utilization and demographics.  For free culturally appropriate commercial tobacco cessation coaching, call 1-855-372-0037.  More details to be announced soon.  MORE INFORMATION HERE

Funding Opportunity - The Patient-Centered Research Institute (PCORI) is seeking Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Tier A projects through their Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative.  This program supports the development of research ideas and proposals designed by partnerships of patients, caregivers, and other healthcare stakeholders.  The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is Thursday, April 20.  The purpose of the Pipeline to Proposal (P2P) Awards program is to help people form new collaborations with the goal of developing proposals for research with sound scientific rigor and robust patient engagement.  We are interested in research teams that include patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders, as well as researchers.  KEY INFORMATION:  1. Letter of Intent deadline: April 20, 2017, 2. Application deadline: June 30, 2017, 3. Funding announcement: Pipeline to Proposal Awards Tier A Pre-Engagement/Community Projects, 4. PCORI provides up to $50,000 over the project term, which can last up to 12 months, 5. More about the Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative Funding - Deadline:  August 1, 2017, 2 p.m. PDT - The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proud to announce the new competitive cooperative agreement Funding Opportunity Announcement!  The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative seeks to reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through implementing evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact.  The program is intended to serve residents in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; childhood/adolescent obesity; and serious mental illness.  For more information read the full announcement.  Download the detailed funding opportunity description.  A technical assistance webinar is also available online.

CONFERENCE - 2017 CDC National Cancer Conference, Visualizing the Future through Prevention, Innovation, and Communication - August 14-16, 2017 - Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, 4355 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30346 - The conference theme, "Visualizing the Future Through Prevention, innovation, and Communication," represents the opportunity for translating research into practice to improve public health.  A wide variety of local, state, territorial, federal, academic, national, and community-based cancer prevention and control programs will be represented, creating an excellent opportunity for you to meet partners from around the country.  LEARN MORE

SAVE THE DATE - CDC Conference - August 15-17, 2017 - 2017 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media - Atlanta, Georgia - FULL DETAILS HERE.

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 www.nativeamericanprograms.net or contact Marcy Averill at averill.marcy@mayo.edu.

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