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News and Announcements
News ArchiveThe webinar "An Integrated Qualitative and Quantitative Approach to Understanding Smoke-free Policy Issues in Navajo Nation" was held on October 12, 2016. For an overview, read our flyer.(10/04/2016)
An Obesity Prevention Webinar was held on September 27, 2016 (09/20/2016)
IHS hosted an Obesity Prevention Webinar on Indigenous foods and Traditional Food Guide Activity for Alaska Native Youth.
IHS hosted a September 2016 Obesity Prevention Webinar.(09/13/2016)
IHS National, Bemidji Area Health Promotion/Disease Prevention and the Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) hosted a Tobacco Prevention Webinar. Watch a recording of this webinar, which took place on June 28, 2016.(06/21/2016)
IHS National, Bemidji Area Health Promotion/Disease Prevention and the Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) hosted a Tobacco Prevention Webinar. Watch a recording of the webinar, which took place on May 18, 2016.(04/28/2016)
IHS National and Bemidji Area Health Promotion/Disease Prevention and the Telebehavioral Health Center of Excellence hosted a Tobacco Prevention webinar. Watch a recording of the webinar, which took place on February 18. (02/04/2016)
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends self-measured blood pressure monitoring interventions to improve blood pressure outcomes in patients with high blood pressure. The Task Force found strong evidence of effectiveness when self-measured blood pressure monitoring interventions were combined with additional clinical support and sufficient evidence when used alone. (October 2015)
IHS Health Promotion/Disease Prevention and the Telebehavioral Health Center of Excellence hosted a Tobacco Prevention Webinar called "Driving Positive Change Using MPOWER Strategies in Tribal Tobacco Programming." You may watch a recording of the webinar on Adobe Connect. (10/21/2015)
IHS Health Promotion/Disease Prevention and the Telebehavioral Health Center of Excellence hosted a Tobacco Prevention Webinar to share information on tobacco use among American Indian/Alaska Native youth and adults. You may watch a recording of the webinar on Adobe Connect. (09/10/2015)
US Preventive Service Tasks Force (USPSTF) Final Research Plan (05/29/2015)
Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults Without Known Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
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) webpage for ideas.
Obesity Prevention Webinar Series (08/28/2014)
The IHS National Health Promotion/Disease Prevention program hosted a webinar series in September 2014 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 joins the national CDC tobacco education campaign (05/14/2013)
Tips from former smokers to help deter the use of commercial tobacco in Indian Country.
Youth in Action for Wellness: Strategies to Make Positive Changes [DOCX - 108 KB] (08/28/2012)
Public Health Webinar from September 13, 2012
HPDP Cooperative Agreement Newsletter - March 2012 [PDF - 560 KB] (06/13/2012)