Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program
The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HP/DP) program was initiated in 2005, to address challenges related increasingly to health conditions and chronic diseases which are impacted by lifestyles issues such as obesity, physical inactivity, poor diet, substance abuse, and injuries. The HPDP program works to coordinate services aimed at enhancing approaches to preventive health.
Nationally, the IHS HPDP program has intensified Tobacco Prevention efforts.
Commercial Tobaccos Use Facts:
California Tobacco Facts and Figures 2016
Adult smoking prevalence in California declined by 51.1% between 1988 and 2014, from 23.7% to 11.6%. California has the second lowest adult smoking prevalence rate in the United States.
California Dept. of Public Health - California Tobacco Facts and Figures 2016 (Link to non-IHS PDF)
Tobacco use is a significant risk factor for Cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN).
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among American Indians and Alaska Natives nationally.
24.6% of American Indian or Alaska Native men 18 years and over currently smoke cigarettes, compared to 21.1% non-Hispanics white males.
23.8% of American Indian or Alaska Native women 18 years and over currently smoke cigarettes compared to 17.2% non-Hispanics whites females.
26% American Indians/Alaska Natives currently smoke during pregnancy compared to 14.3% non-Hispanics whites.
Focus of programs, services and initiatives:
- Tobacco Prevention, offers resources to increase awareness, provide services and deliver education.
- Just Move It campaign, supports sharing what works locally for community-based physical activity efforts.
- Physical Activity Toolkit, provides resources to assist implementing physical activity programs.
- Digital Storytelling, promotes community-directed wellness and prevention initiatives.
2017 begins a new partnership between the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center and the American Cancer Society with a focus on smoking cessation.
- Learn about effective, proven ways to quit smoking.
- View a list of web sites with information on helping you quit smoking.
- Call your state quitline to speak to a trained smoking cessation coach who can help you quit smoking and answer your questions.
- Develop a quitting plan that’s right for you by working one-on-one with a trained telephone counselor.
Call 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)
Monday-Friday 7AM-9PM or Saturday 9AM-5PM.
- No Cost Materials and Resources for Quitting Smoking
- Cessation Services and Resources, California Tobacco Control Branch, CA Dept. of Public Health
- Text messages can give you a little extra support. Receive texts each day during the first weeks of quitting, can be important to success. The text messages help at critical times. Questions can be sent at any time and a counselor will respond within one business day.
Sign up at https://forms-nobutts.org/texting
- Whether you are just thinking about quitting or are ready to go for it, the Tobacco Users section of Nobutts can help you reach your goal.
- American Lung Association - Tobacco Cessation Coverage California
Find more information on the following Indian Health Service websites:
- FAQs for Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program
Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program.
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- Promising Programs
Learn innovative health ideas model programs are implementing to support tribal well-being.
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- Resources for Health Promotion Disease Prevention
Links and documents to support health professionals.
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