“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.

Program GoalsGLB1

  • 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


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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
  • Self-Care
  • Commercial Tobacco Prevention & Management
  • Coalition Building
  • Social Marketing and Community Mobilization
  • Policy Implementation and Enhancement


Upcoming Events and Training


Group Lifestyle Balance Training of Trainers – 2015

Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Trainings

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Key Partners

The following tribes are active participants in the GHWIC program:

  • Blackfeet
  • Crow

Each tribe uses the expertise of a local coordinator, outreach work, and local partnerships to implement the GHWIC strategies to reach the program goals.



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FAST Blackfeet Community Food Assessment

Cultural Guides to MT & WY Tribes 2006