Tool Kits

Survivor Nutrition Guide

AICAF created the Survivor Nutrition Guide for American Indian and Alaska Native people who are facing a cancer diagnosis, are in treatment for cancer, or are living in remission. While there are many ways to support a healing journey, food and nutrition are a crucial part of caring for the body. This guide provides nutritional guidelines and includes indigenous recipes to help support Native survivors, caregivers, and families of survivors during their journey. For more information on survivorship, or to order copies of the resource, contact health@aicaf.org.


Healthy Native Foods Media Package

As a part of the Healthy Native Foods initiative AICAF has provided traditional foods and healthy eating educational content for 6 articles along with accompanying Facebook and Twitter posts. They have been distributed to all 11 Minnesota tribes and urban areas free of charge and they are available here for download. The articles and social media posts can be used however each community sees fit, i.e. print or online newspaper/letter, educational hand out, brochures, mailings, waiting area messaging, etc. Each community is encouraged to personalize the articles with pictures and local program details. For more information on our Healthy Native Foods project, contact prevention@aicaf.org.


Healthy Native Foods Toolkit

For more information on our Healthy Native Foods project, contact prevention@aicaf.org.


Oral Cancer Awareness Month Media Toolkit

Our American Indian Oral Cancer Prevention Project created this media toolkit. It includes a sample press release, our Prevent Oral Cancer in Indian Country resource and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts. The content can be easily copied and pasted into the social media platform of your choice. Please feel free to personalize these posts with pictures and information about your own community.

Reclaiming Indigenous Food Relationships: Improving Health with Culture

The Reclaiming Indigenous Food Relationships: Improving Health with Culture resource recognizes and honors cultural food ways as being central to life and serves as a valuable tool for integrating culture into efforts to restore health for American Indian people. This resource was created in collaboration with partners engaged in food sovereignty work, academic experts and the American Indian Cancer Foundation. A webinar with detailed information on navigating the use of the framework is available here. If you would like copies of the resource, please contact prevention@aicaf.org.

Ordering Nutritious & Indigenous Foods Guidelines and Checklist

The Ordering Nutritious and Indigenous Foods resource was developed in an effort to normalize healthy and Indigenous foods in American Indian/Alaska Native communities. This resource was created in collaboration with our partners at the Lower Sioux Indian Community and the Public Health Law Center and can be used to ensure the foods and beverages at your community gatherings, events and meetings are healthy and/or Indigenous. The checklist is available here. If you would like copies of the resource, please contact prevention@aicaf.org.

National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center Toolkit: Patient Tools

The National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center Toolkit provides information and resources to help with implementing the American Cancer Society survivorship care guidelines for various cancers such as colorectal, breast, head and neck, and prostate. The toolkit includes training opportunities for primary care providers and patient materials to help activate cancer survivors to be full participants in their survivorship care. 

 The toolkit is available to download here.