Category Archives: Health
NativeAware Beyond the Giving Season
While we have turned the corner of the giving season, that time of year when many Americans consider charitable commitments, support is still needed across Indian Country.
This Giving Tuesday, Give Smiles for Native Americans
Did you know that AIAN children in preschool to kindergarten are four times more likely to have untreated tooth decay than Whites?
Indigenous Impact Challenge: Year-End Giving
Thanks to a special group of generous PWNA benefactors, every gift to honor and help Native Americans by Dec. 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. This means that your donation will make twice the difference if you act this year.
Celebrating Strength in Motherhood on Motherâ€™s Day, and Every Day
This Mother’s Day, PWNA wishes to extend a sincere thank you to all the mothers who serve their families and their communities, nurturing future generations of good relatives and strong, sustainable nations
World Diabetes Day & Diabetes in Native Communities
The rate of diabetes in Native Americans is 15 percent, more than for any other race. And why is this?
Nutrition and Health on Native American Reservations
Today, Native Americans suffer from the highest prevalence of diabetes in the country, and the mortality rate of diabetes among Native Americans is three times higher than that of all other races in the country, according to the federally operated Indian Health Service (IHS).
Nutrition is a factor in Native Americans having the highest rate of diabetes in the U.S. and higher risk of heart disease linked to obesity and high blood pressure.
Support New Mothers and Maternal Health in Native American Communities
Partnership With Native Americans supports tribal health and wellness programs with our Baby Baskets and Cradle Club services, available through our Northern Plains Reservation Aid (NPRA) and Southwest Reservation Aid (SWRA) programs.
World Health Day and Health Care in Tribal Communities
Through its Healthy Living service, PWNA supports on average about 500 partners on about 50 reservations who are offering health classes, conducting home visits and assisting people with appointments.
A Day in the Life of a Community Health Representative
On Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day, PWNA honors CHRs for being role models and committing themselves to improving the health and welfare of their neighbors, families and tribal nations.
HealthCare for Native Americans
Unable to make it through a fiscal year without running out of funds, I.H.S. is limiting treatment to only the most sensitive cases such as those involving loss of life or limb, so this nonprofit supports preventative healthcare on the reservations.