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Partnering to Reduce Colon Cancer Health Disparities Among the American Indian Population

Click here to see full article and download Abstract American Indian and Alaska Native people experience higher rates of several cancers, including lung, colorectal, liver, stomach, and kidney cancers, compared to non-Hispanic White people in the United States.  Cancer disparities are also prominent among the American Indian population and vary by region.  Disproportionately high rates […]

2021 Board President’s Challenge Calls on States to Advance Racial Equity in Chronic Disease Programs

From ChronicDisease.org CONTACT: Paige Rohe, 404-924-8295 ATLANTA (Jan. 28, 2021) – Today Dr. Susan Kansagra, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Board President, announced her 2021 Board President’s Challenge, calling upon state chronic disease programs to redouble their efforts to dismantle structural racism through a greater focus on racial equity in chronic disease programs. Dr. Kansagra, a […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit

Below is a link to ready-made materials you can use to inform your healthcare teams and other staff on the COVID-19 vaccine https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/health-systems-communication-toolkit.html

Chief Chat: Growth of Cherokee Nation agribusiness means access to healthy food, jobs

From:  Muskogee Phoenix By:  Chuck Hoskin, Jr. Link:  https://www.muskogeephoenix.com/news/chief-chat-growth-of-cherokee-nation-agribusiness-means-access-to-healthy-food-jobs/article_0c231cb4-323e-537f-8399-b51bd035db64.html CHEROKEE NATION, OK — Agriculture is vital to any economy, and Cherokee Nation’s is no exception. Likewise, agribusinesses, or economic activity in the agriculture arena, are essential in meeting the basic healthy food needs for Cherokee people. Food security is always an issue for our citizenry […]

Commercial Tobacco Product Use and COVID-19

Presented by: Brian King, PhD, MPH Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 3 pm EST 1 Hour Webinar Description and Learning Objectives Commercial tobacco product use is the leading cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States.  Declines in use have occurred over time, but prevalence remains particularly high among American Indians and Alaska Natives.  […]

CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Smoking Update

The CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpages have been updated to reflect recent data showing that adults who smoke or have a history of smoking are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html People with Certain Medical Conditions Updated Oct. 6, 2020 Languages:  Español  简体中文  Tiếng Việt  한국어  Other Languages Summary of Recent Changes: Revisions […]

NIHB hosts All Tribes Call: CDC

Thursday, July 23, 2020 1 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time FLYER The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) utilizes many approaches to provide COVID-19 support and services.  CDC is committed to supporting Indian Country in their efforts to address COVID-19 in their communities.  To enhance efforts to support COVID-19 efforts for Indian Country, the […]

UIHI: Talking to kids about COVID-19

Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) created an illustrated guide on talking to Native youth about COVID-19.  There is also a supplemental fact sheet that provides in-depth information to assist caregivers in having a trauma informed and resiliency based conversation.  Tribal, Urban, and rural clinics, may request these resources in print either as a poster, table […]

WEBINAR: Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall: Improving Health Within Our Communities with Questions and Answers

Indian Health Service and the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health present a webinar series Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall:  Improving Health Within Our Communities with Questions and Answers When:  April 22 & 29, at 2 – 3 pm EDT Via Zoom, register at: http://bit.ly/JHU-IHStownhall. Objectives: Understand the current state of COVID-19. Highlight community-based responses. […]

CDC, states update number of cases of hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI)

From CDC. December 12, 2019 CDC today announced the updated number of cases* of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated with lung injury (EVALI). *As of December 4, 2019, CDC will only report hospitalized EVALI cases, and EVALI deaths regardless of hospitalization status. Patients with Lung Injury As of December 10, 2019, 2,409 cases of […]

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Reclaim Sacred Tobacco Bi-Monthly Call | Organized by American Non Smokers' Rights Foundation and Air is Life | LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

Selfmade Health Network Webinar Series:  A Roadmap for Reducing Risks Associated with Cancers and Cardiovascular Disease | LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

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