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Minnesota’s Native American health advocates use old games as new cures for obesity

ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM Star Tribune by Allie Shah HERE The players stood on the field in a circle, passing burning sage to one another. One by one, they waived their lacrosse sticks over the thick, sweet-smelling smoke. Then they faced off, ready to start play on a recent Sunday at Corcoran Park in Minneapolis.  Sasha […]

Great Plains Good Health and Wellness Program Coordinator Receives Award From National Indian Health Board

(Rapid City, SD) The program coordinator for the Great Plains Good Health and Wellness Program (GPGHW), Eugene Giago was awarded the Area/Regional Impact Award from the National Indian Health Board (NIHB). NIHB represents Tribal governments—both those that operate their own health care delivery systems through contracting and compacting, and those receiving health care directly from […]

Home visits help strengthen maternal, infant health in Native American communities

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Katie Pearce of John Hopkins University HERE A baby’s first laugh, in Navajo culture, is cause for formal celebration. Whoever provokes that milestone moment wins the privilege of hosting a “first laugh ceremony” to mark the infant’s full arrival into the earthly world. “That laugh sounds to the world, ‘This is me […]

September 2017 National Native Network Newsletter

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTER In this month’s NNN Newsletter: Benefits of a Commercial Smoke Free Facility Funding Opportunity:  2017 Commercial Tobacco-Free College Program – from Truth Initiative Recent Webinar Archives AICTP Crushes Enrollment Goal with 193 for 2017 Tobacco:  Honoring our Traditions and our Health Published Articles and Research Funding Opportunities Upcoming Events CLICK […]

FDA to Expand Public Education Campaign to Focus on Prevention of Youth E-Cigarette Use

On Aug. 8, the FDA announced it would pursue a strategic, new public health education campaign aimed at discouraging the use of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) by kids.   The agency plans to expand its “The Real Cost” public education campaign to include messaging to teens about the dangers of using […]

America’s new tobacco crisis: The rich stopped smoking, the poor didn’t

FULL ARTICLE By William Wan of Washington Post HERE After decades of lawsuits, public campaigns and painful struggles, Americans have finally done what once seemed impossible:  Most of the country has quit smoking, saving millions of lives and leading to massive reductions in cancer. That is, unless those Americans are poor, uneducated or live in […]

Women’s Wellness Summer 2017 Newsletter

Women’s Wellness Newsletter from Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc. Summer 2017 In this issue: Project Overview Screen Guidelines Traditional Teaching Cancer Prevention Recipe Radiation Exposure Events The general purpose of this newsletter is to bring awareness to the health of Native American Women in our communities. Funded by the Michigan Department of Health & Human […]

Tobacco Use in Top-Grossing Movies — United States, 2010-2016

The Surgeon General has concluded that depictions of smoking in the movies causes young people to begin smoking.  The findings in this report show that despite previously reported declines in youth-rated movies that contained tobacco use during 2005-2010, progress in reducing tobacco incidents in youth-rated movies has stopped since 2010.  Although there were fewer top-grossing […]

For exercise, nothing like the great outdoors

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Gretchen Reynolds of New York Times HERE Long walks can improve moods and reduce anxiety, but the benefits may be greatest if the walks take place outdoors rather than in a gym, according to a new study by researchers in Austria. And while the Alps may be a particularly fine place to […]
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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