The UIHI is also pleased to release “Snapshot: Setting a Foundation for Innovation,” a community-oriented brief designed for potential partners and local collaborators interested in the GHWIC project. The snapshot highlights the values, strategies, and scope of the GHWIC program to give potential partners a better understanding of the initiative’s goals and strategies.
In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) program, a five-year project that funds tribes, tribal-serving health organizations, and Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) to promote chronic disease prevention amongst American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people. Across Indian County, 23 GHWIC grantees are revitalizing indigenous values to achieve health equity and improve chronic disease prevention through sustainable, culturally-driven interventions rooted in community voice and participation. The activities described in the progress report highlight the importance of allowing a flexible, locally-driven assessment and planning period. By creating collaborative workgroups and allowing the adaptation of health promotion programs to meet local community needs and priorities, GHWIC created a solid foundation for innovative interventions in the years to come to combat health disparities in Indian Country.
For more information about the GHWIC project, please contact Colin Gerber by email or phone at (206) 812-3039.