Category Archives: Health
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.
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
The rate of diabetes in Native Americans is 15 percent, more than for any other race. And why is this?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The rate of suicide among American Indians/Alaskan Natives aged 15-34 is 2.5 times higher than the national average.
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.