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Educational Resources

Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools: Health Is Life in Balance
This new k-12 curriculum offers culturally relevant and scientifically based lessons that promote awareness and decrease the incidence and improve the care of type 2 diabetes among American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Lessons empower youth to understand health, diabetes, science, community knowledge and generate interest in health professions. To order contact Carolee Dodge Francis at [email protected].

Eagle Books
Eagles Books are a series of four diabetes prevention books for American Indian and Alaska Native children developed by the CDC in collaboration with the Indian Health Service to provide diabetes prevention materials for American Indian and Alaska Native children. The books are brought to life by animal characters that teach children the joy of physical activity, eating healthy foods, and learning from their elders about traditional ways of being healthy.


Programs

CDC-Native Diabetes Wellness Program
The Native Diabetes Wellness Program webpage includes links to resources, tools, and educational materials, including links to the Eagle Book series.

Indian Health Service -Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention
A list of grants, meetings, diabetes education publications, standards of care, reports, and other resources.


Research and Reports

American Indian Health: An informational portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians
This Web resource on American Indian health, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, brings together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, and research.

Diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives
Statistics from the Office of Minority Health related to diabetes and American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The Diabetes Epidemic among American Indians and Alaska Natives
A publication from the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a joint program of the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Prevention and Maintenance Materials

The Diabetes Epidemic among American Indians and Alaska Natives
A publication from the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), a joint program of the National Institute of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

American Indian and Alaska Native Community Partnership Guide: Supplement and Activity Plans
This supplement to the Diabetes Community Partnership Guide contains awareness activities customized for American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

I Can Lower My Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: A Guide for American Indians
A guide written with a special focus on American Indians defines diabetes and reviews the signs and symptoms of the disease as well as the risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes and ways it can be prevented.

Move It! And Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes School Kit
This kit contains three posters of American Indian and Alaskan Native youth engaging in fun, healthful physical activity, fact sheets, resource lists and stories from schools that have used the materials to start Move It programs. The kit features customizable resources.

Looking Out for Our Health: We Have the Power to Slow Kidney Disease
This brochure on how American Indians and Alaska Natives can prevent kidney disease.

Message of Hope~ We Can Prevent Diabetes in Native American Communities
This brochure presents findings from the Diabetes Prevention Program, a national study that included several American Indian communities and evaluated medication and lifestyle changes as ways of preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes.

We Have the Power to Prevent Diabetes
Tips to help American Indians and Alaska Natives at risk for type 2 diabetes move more and eat less to lower their risk for diabetes.

The American Indian Healthy Eating Project Tools for Healthy Tribes
This policy toolkit provides technical assistance and tools on areas identified with the most potential to facilitate tribally-led ways within the participating tribes to improve access to healthy, affordable foods.



Public Health Inquiries:

Carolyn Angus-Hornbuckle, JD
Director of Public Health Policy and Programs

National Indian Health Board
910 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Phone: 202-507-4089
Washington, DC 20003
[email protected]

 

 

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