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.
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October 18, 2016
- Across the United States, fish are affected by pollutants in the bodies of water where they live; Michigan’s Eat Safe Fish resource provides information about how to make safer choices when choosing, cleaning, and cooking fish from the state’s 11,000 lakes, streams, and rivers.
- The Lower Sioux Indian Community and the American Indian Cancer Foundation have developed a sustainable food system policy that encourages growing indigenous foods in community gardens.
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.
September 21, 2011
- As a result of the Cherokee Nation Healthy Nation/Foods Project, vendor policies were changed to mandate that all Cherokee Nation concession stands sell only healthy or traditional foods.
- The Native Gardens Project of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reclaims cultural knowledge and traditions to promote health and help prevent type 2 diabetes.
- The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Traditional Foods and Wisdom program helped 86% of Alaska Native households in Wrangell gather, prepare, or store traditional foods to help them reconnect with their culture's healthy past.
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- Page last updated: October 18, 2016
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