Health and Wellness Blog Posts

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 Presenter: Terra Houska, Tobacco Health Educator, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board Learning Outcomes/Objectives: By the end of the webinar, participants […]

Vital Signs: Trends in Incidence of Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity — United States, 2005-2014

ORIGINAL VITAL SIGNS PRESS RELEASE HERE FACT SHEET_VS_OCT_Obesity_Cancer_WEB Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of 13 types of cancer.  These cancers account for about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Overall, […]

One e-cigarette with nicotine leads to adrenaline changes in nonsmokers’ hearts

ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM ScienceDaily.com HERE A new UCLA study found that healthy nonsmokers experienced increased adrenaline levels in their heart after one electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) with nicotine but there were no increased adrenaline levels when the study subjects used an a nicotine-free or empty e-cig. The findings are published in Journal of the American Heart Association, […]

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 […]

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 […]
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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 - 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