1. American Indian and Alaska Native Culture Card

    This guide enhances cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. It covers regional differences, cultural customs, spirituality, communication styles, the role of veterans and older adults, and health disparities. Population of Focus: American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Links to Resource: View the guide from SAMHSA (pdf) View...
  2. Incorporating Traditional Fitness and Indigenous Foods into Tribal Communities

    The Bad River Tribe designed three curriculums to support their children’s programming in the Birch Hill Housing Community that better reflect and culturally support healthier lifestyles: Ancestral Diet Curriculums for Kids, Ancestral Eating Recipes, and Indigenized Fitness for Kids.  These curriculums could be utilized or adapted by tribal communities to...
  3. Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Toolbox

    Find tools that help states, tribes, and communities use IECMHC to promote the mental health and school readiness of young children from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Toolbox offers free interactive planning tools, guides, videos, and other...
  4. Project Venture: A Positive Youth Development Program

    Project Venture is a Positive Youth Development approach, with a unique culturally-based group development process and does not focus on deficits, but on the positive behaviors and healthy lifestyles that National Indian Youth Leadership Project (NIYLP) wants young people to choose. Project Venture is a year long sequence of challenges and growth...
  5. Community Engagement, Precision Medicine, and Native Health

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released a new toolkit, called Community Engagement, Precision Medicine, and Native Health. This health equity toolkit was developed to implement what was learned from American Indian / Alaska Native communities about their perceived risks and benefits of participation in the NIH All of Us...
  6. Healing of the Canoe Program Supports Tribal Youth Wellness

    Culturally Grounded Life Skills for Youth (Healing of the Canoe) is a curriculum for Native youth focused on suicide and substance abuse prevention. It was designed to be adapted by Native communities using community-specific traditions and beliefs to strengthen youths’ connection to their communities and cultures, and strengthen their hope...
  7. Tobacco Prevention in Tribal Communities: Honoring our Traditions and our Health

    This short video, produced by the Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank, depicts tobacco prevention efforts in Wisconsin Tribal communities, highlighting the importance of reclaiming traditional tobacco. Population of focus: Tribal communities Link to resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzBMxhWXiGo&feature=youtu.be Date: 2017 Organization: Tribal Public and Environmental Health Think Tank
  8. Gathering of Native Americans (GONA): Substance Abuse Prevention Curriculum

    The Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) curriculum was first developed through a special initiative of the United States Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, in consultation with a team of Native American trainers and curriculum developers from across the United States. The GONA curriculum is intended to provide culturally specific substance...
  9. Bullying Prevention in Indian Country

    The Bullying Prevention in Indian Country fact sheet from SAMHSA highlights effective school-based anti-bullying prevention strategies and provides information and resources related to the specific bullying prevention needs for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Population of focus: American Indian and Alaska Native children and youth Link to resource: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA16-4996 Date:...