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    In order to effectively change norms around harmful use of tobacco and improve health in American Indian communities, efforts need to be broad and comprehensive. A health in all policies approach can achieve impactful positive change to support strong and healthy future generations. For more information on our Tribal Health Equity project or to request copies of this resource, contact Melanie Plucinski at Download Resource (pdf)  

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    Impacts and opportunities: Results from a discussion of the American Indian Cancer Foundation’s health equity work In 2013, the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) received funding from the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota through the Health Equity in Prevention (HEiP) initiative. Through its HEiP funding, AICAF is influencing the development of tribal policies and organizational practices using evidence-based and culturally-relevant approaches and changing social norms around commercial tobacco use within the American Indian community. […]

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    By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton / Native Health News Alliance TULSA, Okla. — Instead of listening to her elders, Christina Good Voice listened to someone a bit younger. Until recently, Good Voice, a Muscogee Creek, Choctaw and Rosebud Lakota mother of four, was among the estimated 42 million cigarette smokers nationwide. She used to smoke three Marlboro Menthol 72 cigarettes a day – two at work to help her deal with stress, plus another one after getting home. That is, until a […]

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    Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer among Northern Plains American Indians – a population with rates 53 percent higher than the general U.S. population. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Indian Cancer Foundation is promoting awareness of colorectal cancer. “Over the past 20 years, the U.S. population as a whole has been celebrating decreases in cancer mortality. Unfortunately, American Indian populations have not had the same good news. This is largely the result of […]

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