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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (HPDP)


The Indian Health Service (IHS) Director's Prevention Initiative is meeting the challenge to develop, implement, and support a structured program that will result in effective health promotion and disease prevention services for AI/AN at the community level, resulting in measurable improvements in the health status of AI/AN in the future. Details on specific elements of the IHS Prevention Initiative are available through the links on this page.

In FY 2009, IHS awarded 11 three-year cooperative agreements to American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) communities; 13 three-year competitive grants were awarded in 2006 and 20 one-year grants were awarded in 2005. The purpose of the grant is to enhance and expand health promotion and chronic disease prevention to reduce health disparities among AI/AN populations. The plan is fully integrated with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Initiative such as Healthy People 2010 and Steps to a HealthierUS.

The 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.

Information on the grantees are available below

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