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national-native-network Rates of Colorectal Cancer Screening Lower for Adults with Disabilities

Article from OncologyNurse Advisor: Rates of Colorectal Cancer Screening Lower for Adults with Disabilities

Spirt of Eagles Conference Spirit of Eagles Second Call for Abstracts Due May 15

Greetings from Spirit of EAGLES! We got great responses to the first Call for Abstracts and reviews are underway.  The first deadline was early, but it was required for us to start the process of making continuing education credits available for the conference.  There are additional presentation opportunities available, so we have decided to issue […]

TIPS Kris Rhodes of AICAF meets with Michael Patterson of CDC TIPS Campaign at ATCA Summit

Michael Patterson, Alaska Native, Tlingit, from Juneau, Alaska, formerly featured in one of the CDC TIPS from Former Smokers campaign presented a personal gift to Kris Rhodes, MPH, CEO of American Indian Cancer Foundation.  The gift was an Alaska Native made necklace at the Alaska Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) Summit in Anchorage, Alaska on Saturday, […]

nnn Task Force recommends Interventions to Support Healthier Foods and Beverages in Schools

What is being announced? The Community Preventive Services Task Force<> (Task Force) issued separate findings for four types of interventions to increase the availability of healthier meals, snacks, and beverages in schools.   1.  The Task Force recommends meal interventions and fruit and vegetable snack interventions<> to increase the availability of healthier foods and beverages […]

Obamacare Map Shows Impact of Affordable Care Act on Rates of Insured

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau present the most detailed picture yet of the dramatic rise in the number of people covered by health insurance since the Affordable Care Act went into effect. Overall, the nationwide uninsured rate dropped 7.7 percentage points for people under 65 years old between 2010 and 2015, from 18.2 […]

nnn FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: American Cancer Society to Issue Dedicated American indian and Alaska Native Funding Opportunity for Colorectal Cancer Screening

The American Cancer Society has released a new funding opportunity to support increased colorectal cancer screening in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Through this opportunity, the Society will award five grants in amounts up to $100,000 ($50,000/year for 2 years) to eligible tribal health organizations and organizations serving the health needs of American Indian […]

Tobacco A new worry for smokers’ families: ‘thirdhand smoke’

ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Carmen Rodriguez of HERE Michael Miller, 44, does what most smokers do to protect his sons and daughter from the fumes of his Marlboro Ultra Lights.  He takes it outside. After his 7 a.m. coffee, he walks out of his home in Cincinnati to smoke his first cigarette of the day. […]