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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Nations Initiative

Program Type: Resources - Information or materials that might help develop a program/project in a community but can not be defined as a Best Practice, Promising Practice, or Local Effort.

The Healthy Nations Initiative is funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help Native Americans reduce the harm caused by substance abuse in their communities. The goal of the initiative is to demonstrate that tribes and communities can, over time, achieve substantial reductions in the demand for -- and consequently the use of -- alcohol and other harmful substances, including tobacco and illegal drugs. The initiative provides funding to 14 tribes and organizations to support the development of community-wide efforts to combat substance abuse that integrate public awareness campaigns, prevention programs, and services for treatment, aftercare, and support. Particular emphasis is on prevention and early intervention with respect to the use of alcohol, illegal drugs and tobacco among youth. Incorporation of traditional cultural values is a key component of the Healthy Nations Initiative

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Excessive Alcohol Consumption , Substance Abuse , Tobacco Use

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Alcohol/substance abuse prevention, Behavioral health/behavioral change, Tobacco cessation


Name: Timothy Noe
Site or Location Name: The Healthy Nations Initiative (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

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Phone: 3037241474