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Tribal Housing Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Calculator

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE This new easy-to-use tool will help you calculate the cost of turning over a smoking unit vs. a non-smoking unit. Directions Enter identifying information about the apartment unit being calculated including: Address or general location Number of bedrooms Number of bathrooms Any additional details or notes, such as square footage, […]

nnn Some chemicals in smoke may be even more dangerous than previously thought

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Garth Sundem OF Medical Xpress HERE It’s no surprise that chemicals in smoke cause cancer, but a new study published in the Archives of Toxicology shows that some chemicals in cigarette smoke and industrial processes may be more dangerous than previously thought.  Though most “low molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons” (LMW PAHs) have […]

Lifetime healthcare costs Estimating health benefits and cost-savings for achieving the Healthy People 2020 objective of reducing invasive colorectal cancer

FULL ARTICLE FROM SCIENCEDIRECT.COM HERE Abstract This study aims to quantify the aggregate potential life-years (LYs) saved and healthcare cost-savings if the Healthy People 2020 objective were met to reduce invasive colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence by 15%. We identified patients (n = 886,380) diagnosed with invasive CRC between 2001 and 2011 from a nationally representative cancer dataset. […]

nnn Funding Opportunity – Great Plains Good Health and Wellness Program

The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board’s Community Health Department is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity through its Great Plains Good Health and Wellness (GPGHW) program.  This funding opportunity will be used to increase the number of tribes within the Great Plains area who develop and implement assessment driven PSE strategies to improve […]

Smoke Free Smoke-Free Policies in the World’s 50 Busiest Airports — August 2017

The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.  Previous CDC reports on airport smoke-free policies found that most large-hub airports in the United States prohibit smoking; however, the extent of smoke-free policies at airports globally has not been assessed.  The findings from this study show that […]

Report Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults — United States, 2012-2015

CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL MMWR REPORT Abstract Problem/Condition: Rural communities often have worse health outcomes, have less access to care, and are less diverse than urban communities. Much of the research on rural health disparities examines disparities between rural and urban communities, with fewer studies on disparities within rural communities. This report provides an overview […]

nnn National Native Network Newsletter – November 2017

In this issue: Surviving and Thriving with Linda Burhansstipanov Upcoming Webinar Information Old Game, New Cures Articles, Research, and Events Infographics DOWNLOAD HERE   DOWNLOAD HERE

Wellness Tribal Community and Clinical Linkages

By Sohab Arif, MPH, California Rural Indian Health Board The primary goal of health organizations is to increase the health and wellbeing of their community. Accomplishing this goal becomes easier when health care providers, community organizations, and the community are connected. This is why Tribal organizations like National Native Network and California Rural Indian Health […]

Tobacco Award-winning documentary looks at Native Americans’ complex relationship with tobacco

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Andy Steiner OF Minn Post HERE Tobacco use has been dropping in Minnesota for years, but there is one community where nicotine addiction remains stronger than ever. “In the Upper Midwest, the smoking rate among mainstream Minnesotans is about 14 percent,” said Adam Kintopf, senior communications manager for the anti-smoking nonprofit ClearWay […]

Wellness Tobacco Product Use Among Adults — United States, 2015

The findings in this study highlight the importance of using proven strategies to reduce tobacco-related death and disease in the U.S., including enhanced access to cessation services, comprehensive smoke-free policies, price increases, and high-impact mass media campaigns, in conjunction with FDA regulation of tobacco products. In 2015, about 1 in 5 U.S. adults used some […]