Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Tribal Practices for Wellness In Indian Country
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) convened tribal health leaders to increase understanding of tribal practices that strengthen physical and mental health, wellbeing, tribal identity, and connection to culture to better support the work tribes and their members do to stay healthy and well. This 3-year funding opportunity supports tribal practices that build resiliency and connections to community, family, and culture, which over time, can reduce risk factors for chronic disease among American Indians and Alaska Natives. The long-term goals are to reduce morbidity and mortality due to heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes.
Grant recipients should address at least three of the following strategies. Defined outcomes and activities associated with each strategy are listed in the full request for proposals:
- Connect cultural teachings to health and wellness
- Seasonal cultural practices that support health and wellness
- Social and cultural activities that promote community wellness
- Collaborations that strengthen wellbeing
- Intergenerational learning that supports wellbeing and resilience
- Promote traditional healthy foods
- Promote traditional and contemporary physical activities
Amount: $12,000,000 is available for up to 28 awards of up to $140,000 each.
Eligibility: Native American tribal governments; Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments); and American Indian or Alaska Native tribally designated organizations.
Up to 14 American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native villages, or American Indian or Alaska Native tribally-designated organizations serving a specific tribe, reservation or Native village will receive funding. Up to two applicants will be funded in each of the 12 IHS areas depending on strength of applications. In addition, up to 14 Urban Indian organizations will be funded.
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