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Join us for the Sharing What Works: Moving Where We Live, Work and Play webinar on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 3 pm ET. Click below for more information and to register for the webinar.Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov 

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Join us for an exciting time and learn how we may encourage our communities to stay active during COVID 19! The Indian Health Service Health Promotion/Disease Prevention program is hosting "Sharing What Works: Moving Where We Live, Work, and Play" on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 3 to 4:15 pm ET (2- 3:15 pm CT; 1 - 2:15 pm MT; 12 - 1:15 pm PT and AZ Time; and 11 - 12:15 pm AK Time)

Register for this event! Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov 

Panel Speakers

  • Hop to Stop Diabetes: School and Community Based Jump Rope Program - Scott Robison, M Ed
  • Warrior Workout Family - Jose Reyna
  • Virtual Fitness: Connection to Staying Active - Elfreida Barton
  • Operation Veterans Wellness - Robertson Yazzie Jr

At the end of the presentation, you will have an opportunity to participate in 15 minutes of Tai Chi

  • Tai Chi Demonstration - Nancy Bill, MPH

Description: In observance of the National Physical Fitness and Sports month in May, we are bringing together a panel of speakers to share strategies to get people of all ages moving while adapting physical activities to practice social distancing during COVID and recruiting efforts to get participation. Engaging in regular physical activity alleviates stress, increases relaxation, improves health, boosts energy, enhances sleep, and much more. There are many fun activities to keep your family and communities engaged in daily physical activity.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the session, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify strategies to increase physical activity.
  2. List benefits of physical activity.
  3. Participate in Tai Chi movements and learn the benefits.

News Archive

Read the IHS National Health Promotion/Disease Prevention March 2021 Quarterly Newsletter. [PDF - 1.6 MB]

HPDP and CHR programs hosted a Basic Tobacco Intervention Skills (BTIS) Certification virtual training on February 3-4, 2021.

HPDP hosted a virtual Sacred Circle of Tobacco training on March 18, 2021.

Read the IHS National Health Promotion/Disease Prevention December 2020 Quarterly Newsletter. [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Watch the IHS National HP/DP and the National Native Network cancer risk reduction webinar "Restoring Health Through Sustainable Food Systems" Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  webinar recording. (12/09/2020)

IHS National Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, the National Native Network, and the American Cancer Society hosted a Circle of Life webinar series. Watch the archived cancer prevention webinar recordings. Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov 

The We Don't do Diets Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  Obesity Prevention webinar, presented by Sally Van Cise, MPH, Med, RDN, and Charla Gordon, MA, RD, CDE, CHES was held on October 16, 2019.

The webinar "An Integrated Qualitative and Quantitative Approach to Understanding Smoke-free Policy Issues in Navajo Nation"Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  was held on October 12, 2016. For an overview, read our flyer.(10/04/2016)

The Obesity Prevention webinar Pow Wow Sweat Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov , presented by LoVina Louie, Consultant, Coeur d'Alene Tribe and Marimn Health, was held on October 9, 2019.

Watch the webinar "Food is Medicine: Clinic-led Food Security Initiatives in Navajo Nation," Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  held on October 2, 2019.

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. (09/20/2016)

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.Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov (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.Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov (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. Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  (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.Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  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.Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  (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.Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  (09/10/2015)

Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Enhanced School-Based Physical Education Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov (05/29/2015)

US Preventive Service Tasks Force (USPSTF) Final Research Plan Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  (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.

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] Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  (06/13/2012)