Oral Cancer Resource

Oral cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the mouth, lips, cheeks, gums, tongue, hard palate, tonsils and the throat. Oral cancer is one of the top ten most commonly diagnosed cancers in American Indian men. This resource provides information on how oral cancer and how one can actively prevent it.

For more information on our American Indian Oral Cancer Prevention Project or to request copies of this resource contact Michelle Adelmann at

Breastfeeding Infographic

Breastfeeding can reduce the risk of cancer and cancer risk factors. This resource provides information on how breast milk truly is medicine and how you can support breastfeeding women.

For more information on our breastfeeding resource or to request copies of this resource contact Takayla Lightfield at

Cervical Cancer Screening Infographic

Cervical cancer disproportionately affects Native communities. American Indian and Alaska Native women have much higher incidence rates of cervical cancer than white women and are often diagnosed at later stages of the disease. Native women across Turtle Island are more than 2 times as likely to die from cervical cancer than white women. Cervical cancer can be prevented and is highly curable when detected  early. No woman should suffer from cervical cancer - regular cervical cancer screening saves lives.

Lung Cancer Screening Brochure

Lung cancer screening can save lives by finding cancer before it's deadly. You can use our resource to see if you might be eligible for screening, then talk to your doctor about whether it's right for you. 

Healthy Eating for Strong Native Communities Infographic

Policy, systems and environmental change initiatives need to be broad and comprehensive in order to effectively alter norms around healthy eating in American Indian communities. This resource provides tribal communities with ideas and solutions to improve tribal food systems and promote Indigenous health. For more information on our Healthy Native Foods project, contact Takayla Lightfield at

Sacred Traditional Tobacco for Healthy Native Communities: A Balanced Community for Health

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.

AICAF has developed versions of this resource that represent Northern Plains tribal communities as well as several Southwest tribal communities. Graphics representing Apache, Navajo, Pueblo and Ute tribes were created in partnership with the Southwest Tribal Tobacco Coalition and the Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center.

For more information on our Tribal Health Equity project or to request copies of this resource, contact Melanie Plucinski at

Indigenous Pink Breast Health Infographic

Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death for American Indian women. This resource provides breast cancer screening guidelines and risk factor information.

For more information on Indigenous Pink or to request copies of this resource, contact Daanis Chosa at

Quit Connections Poster

This poster feature information about different paths to quitting, including cessation medications as well as counseling. They are available for order in large poster size or standard sheet of paper size.

For more information on Quit Connections or to request copies of this resource, contact Daanis Chosa at

HPV Vaccination as Cancer Prevention

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common infection that can lead to cancer. It can cause cervical, throat, penile, anal, and vulvar cancers. American Indians are at higher risk for many of these cancers. Fortunately, the HPV vaccine can prevent 70%-90% of the types of HPV that cause cancer. This infographic explains why it is important to vaccinate your child and at what age to do so

For more information on our HPV vaccination program or to request copies of this resource, contact Laura Roberts at

Colon Cancer in Northern Plains American Indians

Colorectal canceris the second most common cancer among American Indians (following lung cancer), and it is the second leading cause of cancer death. There are usually no symptoms of colorectal cancer until it’s too late. Screening saves lives by finding and removing polyps (small balloons in the colon) before they can turn into cancer.

For more information please contact Anne Walaszek at