Health and Wellness Blog Posts

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 […]

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 […]
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George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health will host its Second Annual Public Health Summit, Monday, October 23, 2017, 2 - 5:15 p.m. EDT, The summit will focus on climate change, gender equality, and antibiotic resistance.  LEARN MORE

Healthy People 2020 is hosting a webinar, Optimizing Birth Outcomes Through Preconception and Interception Health, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 12:30 - 2 p.m. EDT.  "Participants will learn how Florida's Magnolia Project is improving the health and well-being of women by empowering communities to address medical, behavioral, cultural, and social service needs."  LEARN MORE

Native Fitness Week Training Certification Program - Flagstaff, Arizona - Join the Native American Fitness Council (NAFC) for their fall fitness week!  Fitness is especially important to Native American communities, where the incidence of diabetes and other health problems is disproportionately high. NAFC offers a way for participants to make a real difference through their cost-effective, fitness certifications.  For more information about the program and scholarships CLICK HERE.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2018 Culture of Health Prize call for applications is now open.  it's "an annual competition honoring communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to provide everyone with the opportunity to live well.  Prize communities will receive $25,000, have the opportunity to share their story and lessons learned with the country, and join a national network of past winning communities."  DEADLINE NOVEMBER 3LEARN MORE HERE

The Alaska Food Festival & Conference - November 3-4, 2017 - Pikes Waterfront Lodge in Fairbanks, Alaska.  LEARN MORE HERE

Great American Smokeout - November 16, 2017 - 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

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