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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 […]

Webinar NNN & IHS HP/DP Webinar – Traditional Tobacco

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network with Indian Health Service Health Promotion & Disease Prevention present a webinar series:  Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country. Title:  Traditional Tobacco Date:  Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Presenter: Terra Houska, Tobacco Health Educator, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board Learning Outcomes/Objectives: By the end of the webinar, participants […]

Storm Drain Storm Drains that Send a Message

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Where We Live, AARP Livable Communities HERE By painting the town red (and other colors), artists are helping keep Alaskan waters clean Storm drains from the streets of Fairbanks empty directly into the Chena River, a habitat for moose, beaver, fish, and migratory birds. Unfortunately, many people mistakenly believed the drains connect […]

Willow Sacred Willow Book

The Great Plains Tobacco Prevention Project developed the Sacred Willow Book to share stories about traditional tobacco.  Traditional tobacco is tobacco and/or other plant mixtures grown or harvested and used by American Indians and Alaska Natives for ceremonial or medicinal purposes.  There is a variety of “traditional tobacco” that the different tribes of the Great […]

Tobacco Tobacco Listening Sessions in November

The Tobacco Prevention and Reduction Program at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is asking for community members to tell us about tobacco use in their local neighborhoods to help inform our work.  We are excited to hear from all community agencies, organizations, and community members. Please distribute and post the attached flier […]

Tobacco Smoking in cars with kids can have health effects

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Rose Beltz of KREM HERE There are no laws in Washington and Idaho that prohibit smoking in cars when children are present.  But, research shows smoking in a vehicle can be harmful to the child through both secondhand and thirdhand smoke. Since secondhand smoke is something we do not voluntary agree to […]

Wellness 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 […]

Traditional Foods The Alaska Food Festival & Conference

The Alaska Food Festival & Conference is less than a month away – November 3rd and 4th at Pikes Waterfront Lodge in Fairbanks, Alaska! Keynote speakers will be Mary Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Edible Alaska, and Mitzi Baum, Managing Director of Food Safety and member of the Feeding American team. October 19 is the deadline to […]

Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board Great Plains Smokeout Challenge!

Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board is joining the American Cancer Society in the year’s Great American Smokeout on November 16, 2017.  This Challenge is open to all the Tribes of the Great Plains (SD, ND, NE, IA).  Please contact Terra Houska for more information and your free quit kit!  Prizes for those who stay […]

workplace Changes in Self-Reported Smokefree Workplace Policy Coverage Among Employed Adults — United States, 2003 and 2010-2011

Today’s CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is releasing a tobacco-related article online ahead of print in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.  the article is titled, “Changes in Self-Reported Workplace policy Coverage Among Employed Adults — United States, 2003 and 2010-2011.” The workplace is a major source of exposure to secondhand smoke from […]