DECEMBER 2015 National Native Network Newsletter!

Here it is, folks!  The final newsletter of 2015! This month’s newsletter glosses over the National Native Network (Keep It Sacred) annual meeting in Sacramento. It also touches on LGBT health issues. We share a blog from board member Chris Cooper! Plus lots more including announcements and opportunities! It’s a great read and we hope […]


The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc. is seeking a Public Health Specialist. The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Health Field in nursing, exercise science, health education, or health promotion.  Master’s degree preferred. Official job posting here. For more questions, visit or call 906-632-6896.

CRIHB Coalition Building Webinar

If you missed the webinar this week please check it out! It is a great resource for pulling together coalitions, teams or workgroups around a specific issue. Julie Villa is a great resource if you have follow up questions please contact her directly, To view the webinar, click here.

IHS Extern Program Opportunity

Do you know a student that would like to receive practical experience with IHS Extern Program opportunities?  The IHS Extern Program application cycle opened December 1, 2015 and the deadline for applications is Friday, January 15, 2016. Like most professions, those in the medical field not only learn by studying, but by doing.  As a […]

The National Native Network’s Chris Cooper appears on Native America Calling

The National Native Network’s Chris Cooper appears on Native America Calling to discuss commercial tobacco use among the American Indian/Alaska Native population. Listen here!

CBPR Partnership Academy

Interested in gaining hands-on, year-long training in Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) — with all expenses paid for the opportunity?  If so, then check out the Detroit Urban Research Center’s CBPR Partnership Academy.  This collaborative, year-long program is designed for community members and academic researchers with limited CBPR experience who are interested in using this approach […]

Everyday Words for Public Health Communication

What is this document? This document lists frequently used terms in public health materials and their common, everyday alternatives in plain language sentences.  Original sentence examples come from materials on  Some words and phrases may have multiple meanings, so check the context of use before you substitute. Remember, it might not be enough to […]

Study Links Increasing Cigarette Prices to Lower Infant Mortality Rates

A new study to be published in the January 2016 issue of Pediatrics (published online Dec. 1) suggests that making cigarettes more expensive is an effective way to reduce the number of babies who die during their first year of life. Smoking tobacco during pregnancy is linked with infants’ medical problems that include low birthweight, […]

Commercial Tobacco Use Infographic

More than 1 in 4 AI/AN Adults Smoke Cigarettes. At 26%, that’s 1.5 times greater than the US smoking rate. Out of the 10 leading causes of death among AI/AN, 6 of them have been linked to smoking. See the complete infographic here.

National Native Network Advances efforts to Improve the Health of Native Americans

Sacramento, CA – The National Native Network (NNN), under the brand Keep It Sacred, held their annual meeting in Sacramento, California on November 17-18, 2015.  Representatives from American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) organizations across the U.S. along with government agencies met to discuss collaborative efforts to reduce commercial tobacco use and cancer health disparities […]

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.


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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