AICAF programs and activities are possible with funding from multiple sources therefore program goals, audiences and approaches may change over time.


American Indian Community Conversations

Goals: To identify community-based priorities and solutions to current cancer burdens.

Audience: American Indian communities.

Approach: AICAF convenes and facilitates community conversations to identify local cancer priorities and solutions.

For more information or if would like to get involved, contact Valerie: 612-314-4848 (ext. 851) or vlafave@AICAF.org


American Indian Resources (AIR) for Tribal Health Equity Project

Goals: To support policy, systems and environmental change strategies to promote health equity, cancer prevention and healthy norms within American Indian communities.

Audience: American Indian communities in Minnesota.

Approach: AIR works in partnership with American Indian communities in conversations and activity to engage, empower and educate communities for action and innovation through collaboration and policy, systems, and environmental change.

For more information, contact Amanda: 612-314-4848 (ext. 847) or adionne@AICAF.org.


American Indian Cancer Support

Goals: To provide comfort, answer questions, and connect resources.

Audience: American Indian community members who are currently living with or survivors of cancer.

Approach: AICAF provides support over the telephone, through the web and support for local groups.

For more information, contact Joy: 612-314-4848 (ext. 843) or jrivera@AICAF.org.


Clinical Cancer Screening Network

Goals: To partner with American Indian clinics to identify strategies to support clinical systems to increase colorectal cancer screening.

Audience: Clinics and health care providers in Indian Health Service, Tribal and/or Urban clinics.

Approach: The Network engages clinical teams to develop a tailored approach to progressively improve colorectal cancer screening rates by providing clinical systems support, educational materials and tools for patients and clinical teams.

For more information, contact Anne: 612-314-4848 (ext. 842) or awalaszek@AICAF.org


Clinical Systems for Tobacco Addiction Treatment (STAT)

Goals: To partner with American Indian clinics to integrate tobacco intervention into every health care visit based on the “5 A’s” model for treating tobacco use and dependence.

Audience: Clinics and health care providers in Indian Health Service, Tribal and/or Urban clinics.

Approach: STAT encourages and supports clinic staff involvement in the assessment of smoking status and treatment of tobacco dependence by providing clinical system tools and health care provider education.

For more information, contact Brandie: 612-314-4848 (ext. 845) or bbuckless@AICAF.org


Community Cancer Screening Navigation Support

Goals: To provide strategies to overcome cancer screening barriers and complete cancer screening as recommended.

Audience: American Indian community programs, clinics and organizations.

Approach: AICAF cancer screening navigator offers education and outreach on cancer prevention and screening and promotes the benefits of cancer screening.

For more information, contact Joy: 612-314-4848 (ext. 843) or jrivera@AICAF.org.


Evaluation Support for Tribal Cancer Programs

Goals: To provide evaluation support for cancer programs to monitor, improve, and sustain quality services for American Indian communities.

Audience: American Indian community programs, clinics and organizations.

Approach: AICAF offers a customized, participatory program evaluation support and expertise to American Indian cancer programs.

For more information, contact Brandie: 612-314-4848 (ext. 845) or bbuckless@AICAF.org


Healthy Native Foods Initiative

Goals: To increase community knowledge and awareness of the benefits of eating healthy native foods and understanding the role of traditional foods in cancer prevention within the American Indian community.

Audience: American Indian communities.

Approach: Healthy Native Foods develops tools, resources, and provides support designed for community food systems and programs with shared healthy eating goals within American Indian communities.

For more information, contact Dawn: 612-314-4848 (ext. 855) or dplumer@AICAF.org


Immunizations for Cancer Prevention

Goals: To increase awareness of immunizations for cancer prevention through culturally appropriate educational materials on the HPV vaccination for American Indian parents and health care providers.

Audience: American Indian communities.

Approach: AICAF develops and disseminates HPV educational materials and identify effective HPV awareness strategies specific to American Indian communities.
For more information or if would like to get involved, contact Meggan: 612-314-4848 (ext.850) or mmccann@AICAF.org


Pink Shawls Initiative

Audience: American Indian communities.

Approach: Pink Shawls raises awareness about breast health issues in culturally-specific ways at community events within American Indian communities. Pink Shawls provides breast health education and promotes programs that increase access to screening through coordination and use of available resources.

For more information, contact Daanis: 612-314-4848 (ext. 853) or dchosa@AICAF.org


Powwow for Hope™

Goals: To provide an opportunity for everyone to offer love and support to the cancer survivors and caregivers in the community, to honor loved ones who have battled cancer and to learn more about cancer prevention and resources.

Audience: American Indian communities.

Approach: Powwow for Hope: Dancing for Life, Love & Hope raises funds by individuals and teams to be used within the American Indian Cancer Foundation to address the cancer burdens faced by many American Indian families throughout Indian Country.

For more information, contact Charissa: 612-314-4848 (ext. 849) or email: powwow@AICAF.org


Policies for Cancer Prevention

Goals: To increase policies that support cancer prevention in American Indian communities.

Audience: American Indian communities.

Approach: AICAF works in partnership with American Indian communities to identify opportunities to utilize tribal sovereignty to improve policy, systems and environmental change for cancer prevention.

For more information, contact Melanie: 612-314-4848 (ext. 854) or email mplucinski@AICAF.org

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