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

Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (HPDP)

News & Announcements:

Weekly Obesity Prevention Webinar in September 2014. (08/28/2014)
The IHS National Health Promotion/Disease Prevention program is hosting a month long webinars series each Wednesday during the month of September. Please join us to learn how obesity prevention strategies are being implemented in native communities, clinics, and schools and how adverse early life experiences can contribute to obesity. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be provided.

May is National Fitness and Sports Month. (05/01/2014)
This is a great time to get people of all ages to be active. Get involve by working together with communities, schools, and worksites to provide opportunities for physical activity. Spread the word in getting people involved in fun activities. For fun activities and games, please visit our Physical Activity Kit (PAK) website for ideas.

IHS has joined the national CDC tobacco education campaign. (05/14/2013)
Tips from Former Smokers, to help deter the use of commercial tobacco in Indian Country with a link

The New Revised PAK Book# 5 is now available to download. [PDF - 2.2MB] (11/20/2012)
The book contains additional games and activities for infants, toddlers, and children.

Youth in Action for Wellness: Strategies to Make Positive Changes. [Word - 108KB] (08/28/2012)
Public Health Webinar scheduled on September 13, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. ET

HPDP Cooperative Agreement Newsletter - March 2012. [PDF - 558KB] (06/13/2012)
is now available. Please contact if you have any additional questions.

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