Over the last 20 years, AAIP has provided funding to and partnered with many AI/AN communities in the fight against obesity and diabetes. We feel very strongly that there are NUMEROUS effective projects taking place to combat obesity and diabetes in AI/AN communities. We also feel very strongly that we are not doing a good enough job in SHARING, LEARNING FROM, and CELEBRATING these efforts.
Since 2010, The Healthy Active Native Community Project has partnered with 17 Tribal Health Departments to implement culturally appropriate community-based obesity prevention projects.
From 2010-2012, the Healthy Active Native Communities Project was funded by ARRA funds overseen by the Office of Assistant Secretary of Health. One component of this project was to partner with 12 American Indian and Alaska Native Communities to implement culturally appropriate policy, systems, and environmental change projects to prevent obesity.
In 2014, AAIP received funding to continue the Healthy Active Native Communities Project with support by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support. AAIP has partnered with five Tribal Health Departments thus far to implement culturally adapted CDC Winnable Battles recommended strategies to address obesity.
Through semi-structured interviews, reports, and presentations, AAIP has compiled the lessons learned and success stories from these 17 communities. To view the success story in it’s entirety click on the project description.
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