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 users to leave comments and possibly share their own resources which will allow for a wider conversation about addressing cancer and commercial tobacco health disparities among American Indians and Alaska Natives.

What is the National Native Network?

The National Native Network serves Tribes, tribal communities, tribal-organizations, and health care systems by facilitating partnerships and connecting people and resources to decrease the burden of cancer and commercial tobacco health disparities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The Network seeks to serve all 566 federally recognized Tribes, 68 state recognized Tribes, and urban American Indian and Alaska Native communities in the U.S. The Network hosts a repository of resources that can be used in efforts to improve the effectiveness of cancer and commercial tobacco use prevention and control efforts in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Why is the National Native Network important?

Cancer is a leading cause of death among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). AI/ANs face inequities in cancer incidence and mortality. Over the last two decades, AI/ANs have not experienced the same progress in cancer control that non-hispanic Whites have benefitted from. AI/AN populations have the highest rates of commercial tobacco use compared to all U.S. populations, experience a greater burden of illness and death due to related chronic diseases and lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death.


Upcoming Events

Attending any of these upcoming events? Have other events to share? Let us know! Email us at NNN@ITCMI.ORG to share your event information or to get on our list serve for event updates.


WEBINAR:  CRIHB Presents "Addressing Best Practice for Colorectal Cancer Screening in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities" | LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

From SelfMade Health Network | Addressing Social Determinants of Health:  Building Partnerships to Improve Tobacco-related Outcomes | LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

National Native Network Presents a Webinar | Colorectal Cancer Prevention in the Alaska Tribal Health System | LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month | LEARN MORE

2023 Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference | The Broadmoor | Colorado Springs, Colorado | Core Conference:  March 29-31, 2023 | Intensive Training Seminars:  March 27 - 28, 2023 | LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

Tribal Public Health Conference 2023 | Choctaw Casino & Resort, Durant, Oklahoma | LEARN MORE AND REGISTER