The American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) projects will change over time due to funding and priorities. For more information or ways to get involved, contact us at 612-314-4848.
Community Cancer Solutions
Community Cancer Conversations: convenes community stakeholders in conversations to identify local cancer priorities and solutions. Contact Amanda: adionne@AICAF.org
Evaluation Assistance for Tribal Cancer Programs: provides evaluation support for cancer programs to monitor, improve and sustain quality services for American Indian communities.
Powwow for Hope™: Dancing for Life, Love & Hope: provides 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. Contact Neely: nsnyder@AICAF.org
Cancer Prevention Projects
American Indian Oral Cancer Prevention Project: increases educational materials and training resources for the IHS, tribal and urban dental workforce to impact oral cancer screening and tobacco cessation services for dental patients. Contact Chris: cjohnson@AICAF.org
American Indian Resources for Tribal Health Equity: supports partnerships with tribal nations in the development of policy, systems and environmental change strategies to promote health equity, cancer prevention and healthy norms within American Indian communities. Contact Melanie: mplucinski@AICAF.org
Healthy Native Foods Initiative: increases resources and networking on healthy eating and the role of traditional, indigenous foods in cancer prevention and wellness at home, school, work and at community events. Contact Melanie: mplucinski@AICAF.org
iQuits (Clinical Systems Improvement for Smoking Cessation): supports interdepartmental quality improvement and training in partnership with IHS, tribal and urban clinics to integrate tobacco intervention into every clinic visit. Contact Meggan: mmccann@AICAF.org
Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) Support: increases resources for developing and supporting culturally tailored PSE initiatives for tobacco control, healthy eating and active living in American Indian communities. Contact Melanie: mplucinski@AICAF.org
Cancer Screening Projects
Cancer Screening Navigation Support for Tribal Health: provides strategies and resources for tribal community health programs to promote cancer screening with community members to overcome barriers and complete cancer screening. Contact Joy: jrivera@AICAF.org
Clinical Cancer Screening Network: engages clinical teams to progressively improve colorectal cancer screening rates by providing clinical systems support, educational materials and tools for patients and clinical teams. Contact Anne: awalaszek@AICAF.org
Cancer Survivorship Projects
American Indian Cancer Support: provides tools for communities interested in starting a support group and provides telephone support and guidance to those dealing with cancer issues. Contact Joy: jrivera@AICAF.org