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The Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (HPDP) program envisions that American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities be among the healthiest in the world.
Health Promotion/Disease Prevention will, as part of the public health and health care system, improve the health status of AI/ANs by communicating wellness, moving for wellness, sharing what’s happening and what’s working, and partnering with communities.
- Community Owned Wellness
- Honoring Tradition and Culture
- Strengths, Collaboration, Innovation, and Transformation
- Sustainable Population Based Approaches
The goal of the HPDP program is to create healthier AI/AN communities by developing, coordinating, implementing, and disseminating effective health promotion and chronic disease prevention programs through collaboration with key stakeholders and by building on individual, family, and community strengths and assets.
The HPDP program has initiated a wide range of prevention efforts designed to meet its goal of creating healthier communities. The Program is increasing access to an online clearinghouse that contains best and promising practices/local efforts, resources, training tools, and community assessment tools for health promotion and disease prevention. Health providers, community health workers and other individuals who want to make positive changes in their local communities by accessing HPDP tools and information on this web site.