Success StoriesThe HP/DP program provided funding support to eleven Tribal and Urban Indian programs to develop and implement innovative prevention activities to promote health, address chronic conditions and diseases in their communities. Below are a few of the grantees' success stories highlighting their strategies, accomplishments, and outcomes at the end of the 3-year grant cycle.
- South East Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARCH), Alaska [PDF - 384KB]
- Yukon Kuskokwim Health Care Corporation, Alaska [PDF - 247KB]
Sharing Community Success and Digital StoriesBrowse through and listen to success and digital stories of individuals and communities that are taking action to improve health. The stories are meant to demonstrate key steps to creating changes and we hope they inspire similar action in other communities.
A story of an individual's journey. She decided to transform her life after attending a Physical Activity Kit (PAK) training focusing on daily physical activity. Her journey from weight loss to Iron man's and overcoming road blocks by being surrounded by family and friends who believed in her had given her the strength to continue her path for wellness.
A mother encourages breastfeeding. Being a working mom caused challenges for breastfeeding with her three oldest children and her niece; but she was fortunate to breastfeed her three youngest children. She encourages her daughter to breastfeed her son to give him the nutrients he needs.
A mother of 3 chooses to breastfeed her children because she wants to experience the close connection of baby and mommy time. The positives she experiences during breastfeeding are not worrying about formula, sterilizing bottles, or bottled water. She gets added encouragement from her husband, co-workers, and supervisor to allow her to breastfeed her babies for a longer period of time.
A mother encourages breastfeeding for its healthy and natural aspects. The mother acknowledges breastfeeding may be challenging at times. She appreciates and values the support she gets from her older children, her husband and her supervisor which makes it well worth it.
Making the right choices for a baby when you are a mom at 16 is not easy. One of those decisions is making the right choice to breastfed or bottle fed your new baby. The young mother talks about the positive benefits of breastfeeding her baby.
This mother heard both positive and negative things about breastfeeding. She heard her sisters share personal stories about the pain and frustration breastfeeding caused for them. She decided to choose to breastfeed her daughter because she took the initiative to read and learn about the benefits of breastfeeding.