The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tobacco Control Program, and the Health Education And Promotion Council partnered to form the National Native Commercial Tobacco Abuse Prevention Network (NNCTAPN). Each of the three partnering organizations are intimately connected to the communities they serve and bring a wealth of knowledge of culturally competent approaches for tobacco control. We are committed to leading national efforts to reduce addictive commercial tobacco abuse among American Indians and Alaska Natives by building a community of commercial tobacco prevention stakeholders who are connected to resources that will allow them to promote positive change.
The National Network ensures that “Commercial Tobacco” is used rather than just “tobacco” when talking or publishing documents discussing tobacco abuse among American Indians. Providing quarterly technical assistance calls using webinars that are informed by both science and cultural relevance. Examples are: Using Data and Theory to Engage the Community and Get Results, Nancy Meyer, Puyallup Tribal Health Authority, Tacoma WA. Claradina Soto (Navajo/Pueblo), doctoral student in the Health Behavior Research program at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. She presented on Culture and Tobacco Among American Indian Adolescents: A Tobacco Study in California Most recent presenter was Brenda Manuelito (Dine), nDigiDreams. Digital storytelling is a community-based, learner-centered approach that combines first person narrative with digital images and music. Digital stories are being created by tribal health specialists, educators, planners, artists, and leaders who are often at the forefront of many critical social justice and policy advocacy issues.
• The National Network has implemented three regional trainings. The first national training was convened in November 2008 in Norman, Oklahoma. Two tracks were offered: (1) Training in the implementation of the American Indian Adult Tobacco Survey and (2) Training in the area of health communication within and among tribes. Over thirty enrolled members of several tribes attended The evaluation results suggest that the training was critical to building capacity at the tribal level in the areas of implementation of the American Indian Adult Tobacco Survey and in Health Communication in the area of commercial tobacco abuse prevention. This was a collaborative effort led by the Network and partners were CDC-Office on Smoking and Health and the University of Oklahoma. Our second National Training was convened in April 2009 held in Rapid City, SD Four tracks were offered: (1) utilizing Best Practices in Tobacco Control; (2) Impacting health Systems; (3) Epidemiology and Using Data; (4) Youth Preventions that Work Over 75 enrolled members of several tribes attended (1) objective was to create a forum that will increase information sharing and problem solving around innovative approaches related to the development of: 1) local community tobacco control infrastructure; 2) health care systems treatment of tobacco use and dependency; 3) health communications strategies; 4) youth prevention initiatives; and 5) tribal capacity to interpret and manipulate epidemiological data Contributors and sponsors: National Native Network partners and CDC- Office of Smoking and Health Third National Training was convened in May 2009 held in Minneapolis, MN American Indian Adult Tobacco Survey Training Over 40 were in attendance tribal and non-tribal The training is designed to be a guidance tool for American Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and other organizations that want to implement the AI ATS. The methods and strategies presented at the training provide information to the organizations to assist in conducting a scientifically rigorous survey Contributors: National Native Network partners and American Indian Community Tobacco Projects • Regional training was held June 3 rd and 4th, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM. Goals for the conference Raise awareness and provide information related to the role commercial tobacco use plays on the burden of chronic disease Provide opportunities to network with other professionals involved in tribal tobacco programming within their communities Provide hands-on Native specific learning opportunities and curricula geared for the participant to implement in their own tribal communities. The most recent training was held June 12-14, 2010 in Anchorage, AK Goals: To understand the significance of the development of AN / NA ATS To synthesize and articulate the public health benefits of implementing the AN or NA ATS for her/his tribe Focus was on the Alaska Native ATS
A Tribal Advisory Board consisting of AI/AN Tribal Leaders and Health Directors from various regions of the country serve as key advocates and advisers to the National Network in order to engage additional tribes as network partners; secure tribal resources to assist tribes in fielding AI/AN Adult Tobacco Surveys; provide expertise in areas of navigating sovereign AI/AN governments; The National Native Network partners continually extend the invitation to you to become a member of our organization and receive monthly e-newsletters
National Network membership comprised of AI/AN tribes, tribal organizations, including past and present CDC-OSH funded Tribal Support Centers, membership of CDC-OSH, National TC Partners, and States have been engaged and maintained to create a highly visible and very active AI/AN National Network. To become a member of the National Native Network. You will need to click on “Register” it will be in the left hand column under “Log In”. It will open to a new window that will ask for your general contact information such as name, organization, email, etc.
Interactive map of current members of the National Native Network. The stars indicate the network partners.
Provide expert guidance in implementing policy – sometimes at the most basic level
Focus is to work in collaboration with REACH US CEEDS (Centers of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities), in particular Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan REACH US (Strong Spirit, Healthy Heart) and Southern Plains REACH US (SPRUS) targeting chronic diseases: Asthma, Cancer (Lung and Colorectal), Diabetes, SIDS, and Cardiovascular. The NNCTAPN is qualified to provide the services among the Native populations. The Network has a history of working successfully in both the cultural and scientific realms required for success as defined in this funding opportunity. The National Network is familiar with the REACH CEED and Action Community Programs and have established relationships with the Oklahoma CEED
AIAN suffer disproportionately from the burden of chronic diseases. CVD, Diabetes Mellitus, Cancer, Asthma and other chronic respiratory disease are among the top seven leading causes of death among AI. Significant health disparities among AI/AN in the area of infant mortality when compared to other U.S. populations.
Integrating commercial tobacco abuse prevention and cessation into cancer, CVD, diabetes, asthma, and infant mortality health priority areas. Begin the process of collecting data to inform a Best and Promising Practices in Indian Country – a compendium of culturally appropriate interventions that have been scientifically evaluated and have shown to be successful among AI/AN populations. We hope to have our first draft by Fall 2010. From this project, a curriculum will be developed and technical assistance will also be available. As mentioned before, the Tribal Institute on Commercial Tobacco: Integrating Chronic Disease Interventions was held on June 3 rd and 4 th in Albuquerque, NM.
LAAMPP Webinar - Kim Alford, NNCTAPN
National Native Commercial Tobacco Abuse Prevention Network Kim Alford, Program Manager Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan
NNCTAPN Partners <ul><li>Inter-Tribal Council </li></ul><ul><li>of Michigan, Sault </li></ul><ul><li>St Marie, MI </li></ul><ul><li>Health Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>And Promotion Council (HEAPC), Rapid City SD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tobacco Prevention Program, Okemah OK </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation: JCW Research & Evaluation Group, Inc. </li></ul>
Mission <ul><li>To provide a forum for Tribes and Tribal Organizations to obtain and disseminate evidence based and culturally appropriate information in order to identify and eliminate health disparities related to commercial tobacco abuse. </li></ul>
Goals <ul><li>To create a true national network that actively involves American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and other stakeholders in addressing the disproportionately high commercial tobacco prevalence rates and ensuing adverse health effects among AI/AN populations. </li></ul>
Ongoing Activities <ul><li>Ensure cultural appropriateness in all phases of network activities; </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and implementation of quarterly conference calls and web based activities such as webinars </li></ul>
Ongoing Activities <ul><li>Regional Trainings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AI ATS, Norman OK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Northern Plains Tobacco Control Institute, Rapid City SD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AI ATS, Minneapolis MN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tribal Institute on Commercial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tobacco: Integrating Chronic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disease Interventions, Albuquerque NM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AN/AI ATS Training Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anchorage, AK </li></ul></ul>
NNCTAPN Facebook Page Join us! <ul><li>March 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Find updates on current events and happenings </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.facebook.com/pages/KeepItSacredorg/422096025223?ref=ts </li></ul><ul><li>Or go to the “Keep it Sacred” website and click on the facebook button </li></ul>
Other NNCTAPN Projects <ul><li>National Organizations that Serve Minority Communities Initiative to Share Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Eliminate Health Disparities with Local Affiliates and Chapters (MNO REACH US) </li></ul>
MNO Goal <ul><li>To inform American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes, organizations and service providers through true National Network partnerships; to disseminate evidence based information and provide capacity building opportunities related to the integration of commercial tobacco abuse and prevention strategies into other chronic disease programs. </li></ul>
MNO 5 Strategic Area’s Integrating Commercial Tobacco Abuse and Second Hand Smoke <ul><li>Infant Mortality </li></ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular Disease </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Asthma </li></ul>
MNO Activities <ul><li>Curriculum towards Best and Promising Practices for Indian Country </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrating commercial tobacco abuse prevention and cessation into chronic disease treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tribal Institute on Commercial Tobacco: Integrating Chronic Disease Interventions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Dissemination of Tools </li></ul>
Tribal College Initiative <ul><li>Funding for 3 Tribal Colleges to implement the ATS within their respective Tribal Communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training and Technical assistance provided </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Selected Colleges: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dine’ College, Tsaile, Arizona </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stone Child College, Box Elder </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Generate data that can inform and improve the development of Tribal policies aimed at reducing the consumption of tobacco products and exposure to second hand smoke. </li></ul>
NNCTAPN Next Steps <ul><li>Continue website, newsletter, facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To inform and keep abreast of current tobacco related issues and activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase network members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Register on website </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Join us on facebook </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop Position Paper Publications, Journal Articles, trainings, calendar of events, other publications </li></ul>
Next Steps…continued <ul><li>Continue Technical Assistance conference calls and/or webinars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>September 8 th , MI Dept. of Community Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Update on FDA Tobacco Regulations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Convene a National Tribal Policy Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Develop “Promising Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlighting evidenced based strategies to implement smoke free policies in Indian Country </li></ul></ul>