John Pipe Voices For Change Awardees
The John Pipe Voices For Change Awards were presented during a special ceremony at the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) Consumer Conference in Anchorage, Alaska on September 28, 2011.
NATIVE HEALTH Diabetes Program
The NATIVE HEALTH Diabetes Program educates American Indians about type 2 diabetes prevention and promotes healthier lives with positive lifestyle changes. For 11 years, the Program's Living well traditionally Youth Camp has taught youth ages 9-14 about the importance of physical fitness, self esteem and nutrition. The camp is creating a new generation of children who are advocating for diabetes prevention in their community.
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), an SDPI Demonstration Project, involves clinical activities and community events focused on increasing physical activity and healthy nutrition. The community events, based on local cultural traditions, create sustainable, healthy changes both within the family and in the community.
Yakama IHS Healthy Heart Program
The Yakama IHS Healthy Heart Program is an SDPI Demonstration Project designed to reduce cardiovascular disease in their patients with diabetes. They have successfully used a collaborative approach to diabetes care by incorporating tribal culture with modern medicine. Its unique case management system for patients with type 2 diabetes utilizes pharmacists as a key component to individualized diabetes care.
Warm Springs Diabetes Prevention Program, Warm Springs, Oregon
Fond du Lac Human Services (FDHLS) Diabetes Prevention Program
The FDLHS Diabetes Prevention Program developed and implemented a “word of mouth” community-wide advertising campaign about diabetes prevention this past year. The campaign included a community competition. In order to enter, each person would have to have a blood glucose screening.
Norton Sound Health Corporation CAMP Department
The Norton Sound Health Corporation CAMP Department implements the Summercise program, an innovative diabetes prevention program for the youth of Nome. The summer program provides physical activity opportunities and nutrition cooking classes.
Toiyabe Indian Health Project, Bishop, California
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