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Over the last 20 years, AAIP has provided funding to and partnered with many AI/AN communities in the fight against obesity and diabetes. We feel very strongly that there are NUMEROUS effective projects taking place to combat obesity and diabetes in AI/AN communities. We also feel very strongly that we are not doing a good enough job in SHARING, LEARNING FROM, and CELEBRATING these efforts.

Ka-ke-to-fa Booster Breaks - Worksite Wellness Project to Increase Physical Activity

Ka-ke-to-fa Booster Breaks - Worksite Wellness Project to Increase Physical Activity

Our project increased employees of the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health Clinics participation in moderate intensity physical activity (MIPA) during the workday. Read More
Zuni’s Farmer’s Market

Zuni’s Farmer’s Market

Created a traditional Zuni waffle garden, which is an ancient way to preserve water. The children planted, tended, and harvested the garden and learn about Zuni culture while learning about healthy eating. Created a farmers market and also invited local farmers to make their produce available. Read More
Dig it! Plant it! Grow it! Community Garden

Dig it! Plant it! Grow it! Community Garden

Built traditional raise beds gardens that used the three-sisters planting method. Classes were offered on organic gardening, planting, mulching, harvesting, canning and preserving. The classes offered guidance and encouraged changes and promoted healthy eating. Read More
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians Community Garden Initiative

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians Community Garden Initiative

Develop and implement a policy to provide healthy food at community gatherings. The Tribal Cultural Department conducted nutrition education and food demonstrations and incorporated our traditions. Read More
Hoonah City School Garden Initiative

Hoonah City School Garden Initiative

A vegetable garden at the Hoonah City School was used to teach children about the ecosystem and how to cook with the vegetables. Read More
Da-gwa-le-la A-wi-sv-nv (Garden Wagon): Putting Prevention to Work Through Community Gardens

Da-gwa-le-la A-wi-sv-nv (Garden Wagon): Putting Prevention to Work Through Community Gardens

Garden Wagon is a traveling teaching tool used to educate community members on how to garden and to utilize traditional garden methods to increase fruit and vegetable consumption. Read More

About our Programs

Since 2010, The Healthy Active Native Community Project has partnered with 17 Tribal Health Departments to implement culturally appropriate community-based obesity prevention projects.

From 2010-2012, the Healthy Active Native Communities Project was funded by ARRA funds overseen by the Office of Assistant Secretary of Health. One component of this project was to partner with 12 American Indian and Alaska Native Communities to implement culturally appropriate policy, systems, and environmental change projects to prevent obesity.

In 2014, AAIP received funding to continue the Healthy Active Native Communities Project with support by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support. AAIP has partnered with five Tribal Health Departments thus far to implement culturally adapted CDC Winnable Battles recommended strategies to address obesity.

Sharing Program Successes

Through semi-structured interviews, reports, and presentations, AAIP has compiled the lessons learned and success stories from these 17 communities. We would love to feature your community’s success story. Click here to share your community’s obesity prevention success story and be featured on our website.