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HEALTHY WEIGHT FOR LIFE

Become a Partner

Everyone has a role to play in the fight against obesity: Tribes, health care providers, schools, parents, community groups, and business. The Healthy Weight for Life program is looking for partners to share lessons learned and support each other’s work. If your program or organization is interested in becoming a partner, please contact the Healthy Weight for Life Workgroup.
Healthy Weight for Life partners.

Support These Healthy Weight for Life Partners

Health Promotion/Disease Prevention. The Indian Health Service Health Promotion/Disease Prevention program creates healthier American Indian and Alaska Native communities by developing, coordinating, implementing, and disseminating effective health promotion and chronic disease prevention programs through collaboration with key stakeholders and by building on individual, family, and community strengths and assets.
Just Move It. It's up to you! Just Move It Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov motivates Native Americans to get active by sponsoring community events that get people of all ages thinking about physical activity as something fun and spiritual. So far, more than 50,000 people have participated in Just Move It activities.
Healthy Native Communities Partnership. The Healthy Native Communities Partnership Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov helps communities realize their own visions of wellness. The Partnership supports capacity building, leadership development, partnership, and networking from the wisdom and strength of local communities.
Let's Move! in Indian Country. Let’s Move! in Indian Country Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov is an interagency initiative dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. The initiative was launched May 25, 2011, at the Menominee Nation in Keshena, WI, by prominent government officials and private individuals, including Interior Assistant Secretary Larry Echo Hawk, IHS Improving Patient Care Director Dr. Lyle Ignace, Let’s Move! Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov Executive Director Robin Schepper, White House aide Charlie Galbraith, actor Chaske Spencer from the “Twilight” film series, Matthew Wesaw of the National Congress of American Indians, and Menominee Tribal Chairman Randal Chevalier.
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