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

Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (HPDP)

News & Announcements:

Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Enhanced School-Based Physical Education (05/29/2015)

US Preventive Service Tasks Force (USPSTF) Final Research Plan: Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults Without Known Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors (05/29/2015)

May is National Fitness and Sports Month (05/01/2015)
This is a great time to get people of all ages to be active. Get involved by working with communities, schools, and workplaces to provide opportunities for physical activity. Spread the word and get people involved in fun activities. For activities and games, please visit our Physical Activity Kit (PAK) website for ideas.

Weekly Obesity Prevention Webinar in September 2014 (08/28/2014)
The IHS National Health Promotion/Disease Prevention program hosted a webinar series in September to show how obesity prevention strategies are being implemented in native communities, clinics, and schools and how adverse early life experiences can contribute to obesity.

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.

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 from September 13, 2012.

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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