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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EVENT - Cooking for Beginners - Presented by UP4Health - April 20 - May 25, 2017 - Every Thursday 1 - 3 p.m. EDT - Chi Mukwa Arena, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan - Join us for FREE cooking classes led by Sault Tribe Registered Dietitians (RDs).  We will explore basic cooking skills, easy healthy dishes, and traditional foods.  Space is limited, register today!  Participants do not need to attend all 6 classes - each class will be different.  To register, contact Heather Hemming at 906-632-5210.  FULL SCHEDULE AND DETAILS HERE

Webinar - May 25, 2017 - Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals:  Taking Time Off - REGISTER

WEBINAR - May 30, 2017, 1:30 p.m. EDT - Presented by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - discussing methods for optimizing the presentation of health data for both providers and patients.  Presenters will discuss methods for presenting meaningful displays of medical test result data to patients for improved understanding and describe two EHR usability studies around navigators and clinical note organization to improve the efficiency of provider documentation.  REGISTER HERE

Truth Initiative Youth Activism Program - Truth Initiative's Youth Activism Fellowship (YAF) is a multi-layered, interdisciplinary approach to equipping emerging tobacco control professionals with the knowledge, tools and resources to support comprehensive tobacco prevention in communities across the country.  Over a 12-month period, a cohort of young adults ages 18-24 is engaged in an array of interactive, skill-building activities that focus on three areas - tobacco control and public health, advocacy and community organizing, and effective communications.  Applications due by May 31, 2017 11:59 p.m. EDT - LEARN MORE

May is Asthma Awareness Month.  The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, coordinated by the NHLBI, encourages clinicians and others to focus on identifying allergens and irritants that can lead to asthma attacks.  Such triggers are unique to each person, but can include tobacco smoke, outdoor air pollution, dust mites, pet dander and more.  Learn more about asthma and how you can raise awareness in your community.

Register Today!  Upcoming Ask the Expert:  Promoting Physical Activity for Cancer Survivors - Thursday, June 1, 2017, 2 p.m. EDT - The George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center invites you to join our upcoming Ask the Expert on Promoting Physical Activity for Cancer Survivors with LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.  Physical activity can help reduce the risk for certain new cancers or cancer recurrence, and reduce the likelihood of premature death and adverse health effects of cancer treatment.  However, in 2009, about one-third of survivors had not participated in any physical activity in the past 30 days.  LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  1.  Discuss LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a program that helps adult cancer survivors improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of therapy side effects, develop supportive relationships and improve their quality of life, and evidence of program effectiveness.  2.  Describe the benefits and outcomes of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA as told by a survivor participant.  3.  Identify methods and resources to promote LIVESTRONG at the YMCA to survivors and stakeholders.  REGISTER HERE

National Cancer Survivors Day - June 4, 2017 - The GW Cancer Center is pleased to announce the latest social media toolkit release for National Cancer Survivors Day on June 4, 2017.  It's a day to celebrate those who have survived, and provide inspiration for those recently diagnosed.  Download the toolkit and spread the word about survivorship.

WEBINAR - Systems Serving Individuals with Mental Illnesses and Additions:  Recognizing Opportunities and Addressing "Pockets of Resistance" - Presented by Tobacco Control Training Collaborative - Thursday, June 8, 2017, 3 - 4:30 p.m. EDT - This webinar is dedicated to an exploration of state and community-level systems essential to developing and implementing successful smokefree behavioral health facilities and cessation interventions targeted to smokers with mental illness and addictions.  Guests will join the discussion to highlight how they have taken advantage of unique opportunities to take action and addressed resistance to change.  - LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

SAVE THE DATE - National Indian Health Board:  8th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit - June 6-8, 2016 - Anchorage, Alaska - Locally Hosted by Alaska Native Health Board - Summit Highlights:  (1) A New Summit Track:  Environmental Health!  (2) Tribal Public Health Accreditation Readiness (3) Health Impact Assessment Training (4) The First Opportunity to Discuss the New Administration's Public Health Policies - More Information Coming Soon

The American Indian Cancer Foundation and Great Plains Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative (GPTCHB) will host a training "Colon Health in Indian Country:  Educate, Screen & Prevent Cancer" - Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Rapid City, South Dakota.  - Travel scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis, and will include lodging, per diem, and mileage.  The hotel rooms are direct billed, room and tax only, no incidentals.  Per Government/GSA policies, if you live within 90 miles of the meeting site (Rapid City, SD), you Do Not Qualify for a hotel room so plan accordingly.  Deadline to return the travel scholarship is Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  FLIER HERE  Fax:  605-721-2876 - Email:  deanna.swan@gptchb.org .

SAVE THE DATE - NNN Webinar - Wednesday, June 14, 2017 3 - 4 p.m. EDT - Presented by Chris Johnson, MA; American Indian Cancer Foundation - LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

Native American Cancer Research Corporation (NACR) presents Native Patient Navigation Quarterly Trainings | June 14-16, 2017 | Registration Deadline May 14, 2017 | Full details HERE

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

EVENT - 2017 Health Communication Leadership Institute - University of Texas, Moody College of Communication, June 20-23, 2017, Austin, TX.  - Attendance is limited to professionals with at least seven years of work experience in for-profit, non-profit, government, or academic settings.  Draft agenda, confirmed speakers, and hotel information is available on the registration website.  Registration closes May 18.  Questions, contact Michael Mackert - LEARN MORE

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.

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.