Success Stories Blog Posts

Wrangell Senior Apartments go Smoke-Free!

By Tammi Meissner, Health Educator, SEARHC Health Promotion No-smoking policies are rare in public housing.  This is especially troubling because it affects disadvantaged and vulnerable populations who have little choice when it comes to tobacco smoke exposure.  In 2008-2009, 32% of households in public housing included elderly persons.  Wrangell Senior Apartments is leading the way […]

Don’t start. You’re not missing a thing.

Ninety percent of smokers started before the age of 19, and almost a quarter of them started by the age of 10.  The younger children are when they first try smoking, the more likely they are to become regular tobacco users and the harder it will be to quit.  Shannon was one of those kids. […]

Blog: You Can Quit Smoking at Any Age

By Tammi Meissner – SEARHC WRANGELL, Alaska – My Grandma, Yvonne (Bakke) Stough, started smoking in 1942 at the age of 17.  Grandma said “I started smoking because everybody smoked.  Back then we didn’t know it was bad for you.” She married my Grandpa Richard Stough, in 1949.  He smoked an average of three packs […]

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 Series:  The National Behavioral Health Network is hosting a series of webinars - Cracking the (CPT) Code for Tobacco Cessation & Cancer Prevention - LEARN MORE

Four Winds Casino Resort New Buffalo, MI

This three-day conference will bring together a dynamic partnership around family wellness. Federal, State, Tribal and Urban programs will be on site to provide training, information and resources for culturally informed strategies that focus on building and sustaining family wellness. Tribes will be provided training and support to develop their Tribal Action Plan geared towards capacity building. Special emphasis will focus on program sustainability by engaging technology, business practices and revenue enhancement.

 

Conference Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017partnershipforfamilywellness

For more information about this conference, contact: chris.poole@ihs.gov

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Reservations can be made by calling 1-866-4WINDS1 (494-6371). The room rate is $93/night.  Use the group code 0917GLATHB. This group rate will be good until August 21st, 2017 (8/21/17).

Native Patient Navigation Training - September 11-15, 2017 - Denver, CO - Presented by Native American Cancer Research Corporation - LEARN MORE

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

Webinar Series - The National Behavioral Health Network is hosting a series of webinars. - Finding New Financing for Tobacco Cessation & Cancer Prevention Efforts - LEARN MORE