Category Archives: Health

Celebrating Strength in Motherhood on Mother’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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Honoring Native Youth: Preventing Youth Suicide

The rate of suicide among American Indians/Alaskan Natives aged 15-34 is 2.5 times higher than the national average.

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“Diabetes is Not Our Way of Life”

The Native American youth struggle with diabetes and the Cheyenne River Youth Project as well as other groups are working hard to educate youth on diabetes.

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Childhood Obesity Affects 1 in 2 Native Youth

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month is September and National Relief Charities is taking it seriously.

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