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Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program

Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program

The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HP/DP) program was initiated in 2005, to address challenges related increasingly to health conditions and chronic diseases which are impacted by lifestyles issues such as obesity, physical inactivity, poor diet, substance abuse, and injuries. The HPDP program works to coordinate services aimed at enhancing approaches to preventive health.

Nationally, the IHS HPDP program has intensified Tobacco Prevention efforts.

Commercial Tobaccos Use Facts:

Tobacco use is a significant risk factor for Cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN).
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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among American Indians and Alaska Natives nationally.
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24.6% of American Indian or Alaska Native men 18 years and over currently smoke cigarettes, compared to 21.1% non-Hispanics white males.
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23.8% of American Indian or Alaska Native women 18 years and over currently smoke cigarettes compared to 17.2% non-Hispanics whites females.
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26% American Indians/Alaska Natives currently smoke during pregnancy compared to 14.3% non-Hispanics whites.
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JUNE 11, 2015

NEW Tobacco Prevention Resources


Focus of programs, services and initiatives:  
  • Tobacco Prevention, offers resources to increase awareness, provide services and deliver education.
  • Just Move It campaign, supports sharing what works locally for community-based physical activity efforts.
  • Physical Activity Toolkit, provides resources to assist implementing physical activity programs.
  • Digital Storytelling, promotes community-directed wellness and prevention initiatives.

Find more information on the following Indian Health Service websites:

Tobacco Prevention - For Patients

Health Issues – Tobacco Use

Health Promotion / Disease Prevention

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National Nutrition and Dietetics Training Program


Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of the most commonly asked questioned about the Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program.

Promising Programs

Learn innovative health ideas model programs are implementing to support tribal well-being.

Resources

Links and documents to support health professionals.

Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco Cessation tools and resources for providers and patients.

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