“We look within to health and unite outwardly
as we journey towards good health and wellness.”
Priority Areas and/or Areas of Focus
The Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country project promotes a holistic approach to chronic disease management and prevention. We provide training to Tribes to increase knowledge, awareness, strategies, and skills to promote culturally effective chronic disease management and prevention among Tribal members.
- Goal One: Health & Wellness
Contribute to solutions that increase the number of American Indians who are successfully managing their chronic health condition
- Goal Two: Capacity Building & Training
Increase the skills of health care providers to promote effective cross-cultural assistance for patients managing chronic disease
- Goal Three: Coalition Building
Assist in the strengthening of collaborations and communication between Indian Health Service, Tribal Health Departments, Diabetes Departments, Tribal Leaders, Etc.
- Goal Four: Prevention
Reduce the prevalence of chronic disease among Tribal members by drawing on the strengths of the community
Strategies and Approaches
The GHWIC program uses a socioecological model to reach project goals through the following strategies:
- Group Lifestyle Balance
- Tribal Approach to Health & Wellness
- Peer to Peer Support
- Health Education
- Nutrition Support
- Physical Activity Support
- American Indian Life Skills
- Traditional Native Games
- Strategies for Coping with Stress
- Commercial Tobacco Prevention & Management
- Coalition Building
- Social Marketing and Community Mobilization
- Policy Implementation and Enhancement
Recent Issues of the Tribal Resource Digest
from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Upcoming Events and Training
- Check back soon for upcoming events!
- Grief, Loss, and Healing with Dr. Clayton Small: March 20-22, 2017. Please click here to see the event information.
The following tribes are active participants in the GHWIC program:
Each tribe uses the expertise of a local coordinator, outreach work, and local partnerships to implement the GHWIC strategies to reach the program goals.