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Shiprock Community Advocacy Team

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

Description:
The Shiprock Community Advocacy Team exists to build capacity in the community for health and wellness, especially around obesity prevention, diabetes, and youth success. Members come from various walks of life, such as citizens, health care providers , and community center workers. Meetings are held more frequently when there are immediate concerns to work on together. The group advocates for various worthy causes in the community such as playground building and support of ongoing programs that are making a difference in the community. It is in the beginning stages, but has strong participation and support. Training in Community Advocacy was held for the community citizens.

Age Group(s):
Children, Adolescents, Adults, Elderly

Site Type(s):
Community

Health Indicator(s):
Diabetes , Physical Activity

Service Area:
Navajo

Keyword(s):
Advocacy, Capacity building or empowerment, Coalition building, Community directed intervention, Community mobilization/organization, Health promotion and wellness, Leadership, Overweight and obesity, Sustainability

Name: Dianne Bonebrake
Site or Location Name: Shiprock Service Unit
Address:
PO Box 160
Shiprock , NM 87420
United States
Email: dianne.bonebrake@ihs.gov
Phone: 505 368-7403