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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
Self-print
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
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
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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
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
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
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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
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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
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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
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Diabetes Basics Diabetes Basics

2-page tool is an easy-to-read question and answer sheet explaining prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. It helps patients and clients better understand how to prevent diabetes, and helps the newly-diagnosed to obtain a basic understanding of diabetes and diabetes management.

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Diabetes Prevention
General Diabetes
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print
Eagle Book Series Eagle Book Series

Set of 4 Eagle Books for pre-school through grade school children, beautifully illustrated with Native American characters and wise animals. These books inspire and encourage young readers to find joy in physical activity, eating healthy foods, and learning about health and diabetes prevention. A teachers guide entitled The Eagle Book Series: A Guide for Educators and Communities is also available on the catalog. 
Behavioral Health
Diabetes Prevention
Eagle Book Series
Nutrition
Physical Activity/Exercise
Patients/Clients
Youth
Youth Educators
Book
Esther Felipe: At 77 Years Old, She Walks Her Talk! Esther Felipe: At 77 Years Old, She Walks Her Talk!

3-page article features Acoma Pueblo member, Esther Felipe, who entered her first 3-mile run, at age 57. That was 20 years ago! Now Esther runs 5Ks, 10Ks, and half marathons. She is an unstoppable role model. Readers will come away with the knowledge that a person is never "too old” to start getting fit.

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Diabetes Prevention
General Diabetes
Health Promotion
Physical Activity/Exercise
Elders
Patients/Clients
Self-print
Fast Food Plan That Works! Fast Food Plan That Works!

2-page article about how Grace Goad (Timbisha Shoshone) changed her fast food eating habits to reach two goals: to live as long as her mother - 105 years, and to be able to easily bend down and put on her socks. Options for healthy eating away from home are offered for several fast food restaurant menus.

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Nutrition
Weight
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print
Fitness, Feelings & Family Fitness, Feelings & Family

2-page article explores fitness trainer DeWayne Ungers (Siletz) life as an urban Indian, and how he is raising his three children in ways that are different from his own upbringing, while still instilling in them an appreciation for their Native heritage.

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Men's Health
Physical Activity/Exercise
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Self-print
From Crazy to Control From Crazy to Control

4-page article about Raquel Yepez (Western Shoshone) who calls her former eating style "crazy eating." Raquel tells how family stress caused her to overeat and how a tribal weight loss challenge helped her start losing weight. Written by Raquel, this article lists six steps she practices daily to stay at a healthy weight.

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Nutrition
Physical Activity/Exercise
Weight
Patients/Clients Self-print
From Heart Problems to Heart Health From Heart Problems to Heart Health

2-page article features Perry Dyea (Laguna-Kawaika) who had unstable angina. He started exercising and eating right, but suddenly quit his healthy lifestyle, gained weight and needed bypass surgery. Perry”s honest story will motivate clients to take steps now to avoid what Perry went through. Article lists tips to a healthy heart and six signs of a heart attack and heart disease.

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Behavioral Health
Heart
Weight
Patients/Clients Self-print
Gen 7 Magazine - You Are the Seventh Generation (Number 2) Gen 7 Magazine - You Are the Seventh Generation (Number 2)

Gen 7 is a magazine for Native American and Alaska Native youth. Its focus is to help prevent and manage diabetes through positive peer role modeling. The magazine features stories about youth eating healthy, being physically active, learning about their culture, and practicing respect for themselves and others.  
Diabetes Prevention
General Diabetes
Nutrition
Physical Activity/Exercise
Patients/Clients
Youth
Youth Educators
Magazine
Gestational Diabetes - How to Have a Healthy Baby Gestational Diabetes - How to Have a Healthy Baby

24-page basic booklet that defines gestational diabetes, and how to stay healthy if you have it. It also talks about the risk for developing diabetes after giving birth, and how to lower the risk for diabetes. Easy to read. 
Pregnancy Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Booklet/Brochure
Health for Native Life  (Diabetes Prevention Program Special Edition) Health for Native Life (Diabetes Prevention Program Special Edition)

Health for Native Life magazine features real-life stories of Native Americans and Alaska Natives who are taking steps to prevent or manage diabetes. This is a special edition featuring stories about the Diabetes Prevention Program and some of its participants. 

Diabetes Prevention
General Diabetes
Weight
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Magazine
Health for Native Life (Number 10) Health for Native Life (Number 10)

Health for Native Life magazine features real-life stories of Native Americans and Alaska Natives who are taking steps to prevent or manage diabetes. This edition focuses on Elder fitness.  

Diabetes Prevention
General Diabetes
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Magazine
Health for Native Life (Number 12) Health for Native Life (Number 12)

Health for Native Life magazine features real-life stories of Native Americans and Alaska Natives who are taking steps to prevent or manage diabetes.  

Diabetes Prevention
General Diabetes
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Magazine
Health For Native Life (Number 14) Health For Native Life (Number 14)

Health for Native Life magazine features real-life stories of Native Americans and Alaska Natives who are taking steps to prevent or manage diabetes. This is a Family Health Special Edition, and will give readers ways to inspire children and other family members to eat healthy, be active, and support each other.   

Diabetes Prevention
General Diabetes
Health Care Professionals
Patients/Clients
Program Staff
Magazine