Tribal Public Health
Have You Heard? Facts From The Field is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to provide CDC and the field with facts and news from state, tribal, local and territorial public health agencies. We invite you to read and share this information broadly.
January 25, 2012
- Diabetes talking circles, recognized by the U.S. Indian Health Service as a best practice, allow participants to express feelings, receive support, and strengthen traditional ties while gaining understanding of the prevention, treatment, and control of type 2 diabetes.
- The Chickasaw Nation Get Fresh!/Oklahoma State University Eagle Adventure program, grounded in stories to reinforce traditional ways of health through plays, food, traditional language, and dance, was selected by USDA as a SNAP-Ed Wave 1 Demonstration Project.
- The Coyote and the Turtle's Dream novel, developed for middle schoolers, builds on the storytelling traditions of the original Eagle Books children series containing stories about growing strong and preventing type 2 diabetes.