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7th Annual Cowlitz Tribal Health Walk 7th Annual Cowlitz Tribal Health Walk

Cowlitz Indian Tribe's Special Diabetes Program for Indians sponsors an annual family-friendly Health Walk to raise awareness of type 2 diabetes and encourage community members to walk.

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Diabetes Prevention
Physical Activity/Exercise
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Video
A Giant Step to Joy - Understanding Historical Grief and Trauma A Giant Step to Joy - Understanding Historical Grief and Trauma

Understanding historical grief and trauma and how it impacts Native people today is one of the first steps to preventing and managing diabetes. Read this 3-page article about real-life examples of how historical grief and trauma manifests itself in unhealthy habits and how Native people overcame trauma to live joyful lives.

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Behavioral Health Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
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A River Runs Through Us 90-Day Journal for Wellness – Updated 2020 A River Runs Through Us 90-Day Journal for Wellness – Updated 2020

This 256-page full-color journal features photos and quotes from Tribal community members. It includes daily messages, a section to identify feelings and thoughts, and a place to track your self-care activities on your wellness journey. Let the words inside you be your guide to good health of mind, body, and spirit.

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Behavioral Health
General Diabetes
Elders
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Book
Achieving Your Weight Loss Goals Starts with Setting Your Goals Achieving Your Weight Loss Goals Starts with Setting Your Goals

This 1-page article offers an action-oriented plan for weight loss. The article shows how to set and meet realistic long- and short-term weight loss goals, measure progress, and be accountable. Suggests specific actions to replace generic goals and create weight loss success.

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Active play feels great! Active play feels great!

Full-color poster in PDF format features a boy holding a basketball. Parents learn that children need about 2 hours of active play each day. Best if printed on a color printer, letter size.

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Physical Activity/Exercise
Weight
Youth Educators Self-print
Active play feels great! Active play feels great!

PSA in PDF format to forward to newsletter editors. Encourages parents to help their children get 2 hours of active play each day.

 
Diabetes Prevention
Physical Activity/Exercise
Weight
Newsletter Editors Media Tools
Author Barbara Mora Injecting Insulin Demonstration Author Barbara Mora Injecting Insulin Demonstration

Barbara Mora, Paiute/Diné author of "Using Our Wit and Wisdom to Live Well with Diabetes" role-models diabetes self-care for individuals using insulin. Individuals should talk with their health care provider to learn how to learn how to inject insulin.

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Medication Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Video
Author Barbara Mora Let Go of Your Fear of Insulin Author Barbara Mora Let Go of Your Fear of Insulin

Barbara Mora, Paiute/Diné author of "Using Our Wit and Wisdom to Live Well with Diabetes" describes her personal experience with letting go of her fear of insulin.

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Medication Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Video
Author Says Family Support Helped Her Learn to Live Well with Diabetes Author Says Family Support Helped Her Learn to Live Well with Diabetes

Article in PDF format to forward to newsletter editors. Tells the story of Paiute/Dine author Barbara Mora – how family and friends support her on her journey with diabetes. List of ways she receives support will provide ideas to readers. Also suggests ordering free "Diabetes Support Gifts” for family members with diabetes. Designed to be used with a PSA.

General Diabetes Newsletter Editors Media Tools
Balancing Your Food Choices: Nutrition and Diabetes Balancing Your Food Choices: Nutrition and Diabetes

108-page supplemental curriculum that focuses on nutrition and diabetes, designed to be used with the Balancing Your Life and Diabetes (BYLD) Curriculum. Eight teaching sessions include in-depth information on nutrition and diabetes with handout visuals. Designed for you to print the pages and tab labels, and assemble in a binder for easy use.  
Nutrition Health Care Professionals
Program Staff
CD
Curriculum
Be smoke free. For yourself. For your family. Be smoke free. For yourself. For your family.

PSA in PDF format to forward to newsletter editors. Encourages parents and caregivers to not smoke or stop smoking for the health of themselves and their family members.

 
Tobacco Cessation Newsletter Editors Media Tools
Beautiful Beginnings: Pregnancy and Diabetes Beautiful Beginnings: Pregnancy and Diabetes

106-page supplemental curriculum that focuses on pregnancy and diabetes, designed to be used with the Balancing Your Life and Diabetes (BYLD) Curriculum. Seven teaching sessions include in-depth information on pre-gestational and gestational diabetes with handout visuals. Designed for you to print the pages and tab labels, and assemble in a binder for easy use. 
Pregnancy Health Care Professionals
Program Staff
CD
Curriculum
Being a Better Man Being a Better Man

This 1-page article features the story of Eldrid Martinez (Tohono O'odham), who used to put substance use above taking care of his diabetes. He decided to change his life, gave up substances, and started taking care of himself and his family members. He is learning traditional and spiritual ways. He knows there is a lot more he can do, but is committed to continually becoming a better man.

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Men's Health Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print
Being active is traditional! Being active is traditional!

Full-color poster in PDF format features a Hualapai teen holding a basketball. Quick information is listed in a box that tells how she stays active, enjoys learning about Hualapai culture, and wants to role model good health to youth. Best if printed on a color printer, letter size.

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Behavioral Health
Diabetes Prevention
Physical Activity/Exercise
Weight
Youth
Youth Educators
Self-print
Being multicultural is traditional! Being multicultural is traditional!

Full-color poster in PDF format features a Colville teen in traditional and modern clothing. Quick information is listed in a box that tells how she stays active by powwow dancing, eats traditional foods, and shows respect for her family. Best if printed on a color printer, letter size.

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Behavioral Health
Diabetes Prevention
Nutrition
Physical Activity/Exercise
Youth
Youth Educators
Self-print
Breastfeeding Promotion Breastfeeding Promotion

Full-color poster features a Navajo woman who is a role model for breastfeeding. Two simple reasons to breastfeed are stated on the lower part of the poster. Put in clinics, waiting rooms, and gathering places. Best if printed on a color printer, legal size.

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Health Promotion
Pregnancy
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print
Can you taste the LOVE? Bringing Healthy Dishes to Gatherings Shows You Care Can you taste the LOVE? Bringing Healthy Dishes to Gatherings Shows You Care

A 3-page article about how to eat healthy at gatherings. Josephine remembers a gathering when someone brought a salad garnished with cholla (cactus) buds. "It was just a regular green salad with cholla buds," she says and she loved it. The cholla buds are proof. You can put love in the food, have people really enjoy the dish and have it be good for them. For your next gathering: Transform comfort foods with great ideas for using healthier traditional foods.

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Nutrition Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print
Change Your Life - It's so simple! Change Your Life - It's so simple!

An 8-page article featuring seven Alaska Native People who changed their ways of thinking, understanding of diabetes prevention and management, daily habits and lifestyles to lose 176 pounds! Find out how each person did it.

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General Diabetes
Weight
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print
Checking Your Blood Pressure Regularly Can Help You Improve Your Health Checking Your Blood Pressure Regularly Can Help You Improve Your Health

High blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, and eye or kidney problems. This 1-page article explains the benefits of regularly checking blood pressure, whos at risk for high blood pressure, and how simple diet and lifestyle changes can lower the risk of health complications.

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Blood Pressure Newsletter Editors Media Tools
Chronic Kidney Disease – What Does it Mean for Me? Chronic Kidney Disease – What Does it Mean for Me?

If you or someone in your family has been told they have chronic kidney disease (CKD), find information and answers to your questions in this 14-page booklet. What does that mean? And what does it mean for your health and your life?

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General Diabetes
Kidney
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Booklet/Brochure
Self-print
Coyote and The Turtle's Dream Coyote and The Turtle's Dream

236-page novel for teens and pre-teens, Coyote and The Turtle's Dream picks up where the Eagle Book series ends. It features characters from the original series, but expands to include family members, teachers and an elderly box turtle and introduces Arianna, a young girl with type 1 diabetes. It is an action-packed mystery adventure, that inspires readers to think about healthy lifestyles, protection of the Earth, loyalty to friends and respect for elders a Native American culture. Features captivating drawings and beautiful, full-color illustrations.   
Behavioral Health
Diabetes Prevention
Eagle Book Series
Nutrition
Patients/Clients
Youth
Youth Educators
Book
Culture, Kickboxing, AND Confidence Culture, Kickboxing, AND Confidence

3-page article about Tleena Ives (Port Gamble/S’Klallam). She shares her motivating story of how she overcame low self-esteem by working out, losing weight, getting fit, and eventually competing in triathlons. Tleena tells how she uses cultural teachings to put positive intentions into her workouts. She lists five tips for losing weight and getting fit.

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Behavioral Health
Diabetes Prevention
Physical Activity/Exercise
Weight
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Self-print
DETS Curriculum: A Balancing Act: Preventing Diabetes (Grades 7-8, Science) DETS Curriculum: A Balancing Act: Preventing Diabetes (Grades 7-8, Science)

226-page curriculum (fifth of a 7-volume set) for grades 7-8 focusing on Science. Goals of this curriculum is to increase individual, community, scientific knowledge of health, and diabetes by maintaining life in balance. 

DETS
Diabetes Prevention
Youth Educators Curriculum
DETS Curriculum: All Life Is Connected: Lifestyle, Environment, and Diabetes (Grades 5-6, Social Studies) DETS Curriculum: All Life Is Connected: Lifestyle, Environment, and Diabetes (Grades 5-6, Social Studies)

156-page curriculum (third of a 7-volume set) for grades 5-6 focusing on Social Studies. Goals of this curriculum is to increase individual, community, scientific knowledge of health, and diabetes by maintaining life in balance.  

DETS Youth Educators Curriculum
DETS Curriculum: Diabetes and American Indian/Alaska Native Health (Grades 9-12, Health) DETS Curriculum: Diabetes and American Indian/Alaska Native Health (Grades 9-12, Health)

170-page curriculum (sixth of a 7-volume set) for grades 9-12 focusing on Health. Goals of this curriculum is to increase individual, community, scientific knowledge of health, and diabetes by maintaining life in balance.  

DETS Youth Educators Curriculum