Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country, a 5-year $98 million program, is CDC’s largest investment to improve health among American Indians and Alaska Natives and will:

  • Support a coordinated, holistic approach to healthy living and chronic disease prevention.
  • Reinforce the work already underway in Indian Country to make healthy choices and lifeways easier for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  • Build off the previous GHWIC cycle to emphasize strategies in Native communities, reduce obesity, prevent type 2 diabetes, reduce commercial tobacco use, and other risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

GHWIC (2019-2024) funds 27 awards across three components:

  • Component 1 recipients are tribes and Urban Indian Organizations (UIO) who implement strategies to prevent obesity, prevent and control commercial tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, and prevent type 2 diabetes and heart disease and stroke.
  • Component 2 recipients are tribal organizations who allocate at least half of their award to Area tribes and UIOs to implement Component 1 strategies, expanding the reach of GHWIC funds and technical assistance to many more tribes and UIOs.
  • Component 3 recipient is a tribal organization that will establish the GHWIC Coordinating Center to support evaluation, peer learning, and communication strategies.

GWHIC awardees will implement evidence-based strategies adapted to fit the needs of their community with long term goals to:

  • Increase availability of healthy foods
  • Increase physical activity
  • Increase breastfeeding
  • Reduce prevalence of commercial tobacco use
  • Reduce incidence of type 2 diabetes
  • Reduce prevalence of high blood pressure
  • Reduce prevalence of high blood cholesterol

Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

GHWIC map with components as listed

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Component 1 (Tribes and Urban Indian Organizations)

  1. Catawba Indian Nation
  2. Central Oklahoma American Indian Health Council Inc.*
  3. Cherokee Nation
  4. Fort Peck Community College (Fort Peck Assinibione and Sioux tribes)
  5. Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center Inc.*
  6. Native Americans for Community Action Inc.*
  7. Navajo Nation
  8. Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona
  9. Pinoleville Pomo Nation
  10. Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska
  11. Santo Domingo Tribe-Kewa Health Outreach Program
  12. Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  13. Three Affiliated Tribes
  14. Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake*
  15. Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California
  16. Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center
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Component 2 (Tribal Organizations)

  1. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Inc.
  2. Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board
  3. California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc.
  4. Great Lakes Inter Tribal Council
  5. Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board
  6. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona Inc.
  7. Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
  8. Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council
  9. Seattle Indian Health Board – UIHI
  10. Southern Plains Tribal Health Board Foundation
  11. United South and Eastern Tribes Inc.
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Component 3 (GHWIC Coordinating Center)

  1. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Inc.

*  Urban Indian Organizations