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Good Health Wellness in Indian Country (WEAVE-NW)

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43 federally recognized Native American tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho coming together to improve health and wellness in Indian Country.


The EpiCenter is one of twelve national Centers charged with collecting tribal health status data, evaluating data monitoring and delivery systems, and assisting tribes in identifying local priorities for healthcare delivery and health education.

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Carefully designed and implemented health research can provide solutions to help eliminate the vast disparities in health between Northwest American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) and non-AI/ANs.

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by ensuring that children living in tribal communities receive recommended immunizations on time.

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by expanding access to consistent, routine, high quality oral health care in tribal communities.

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The Native CARS Study serves to improve rates of child safety seat use for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

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EHR and Meaningful Use Support Center

The EHR and MU Support Center seeks to provide support not only in meeting Meaningful Use, but also in supporting the day to day use of electronic health records to better serve our patients and work towards reducing health disparities.

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Our mission is to eliminate health disparities and improve the quality of life of American Indians and Alaska Natives by supporting Northwest Tribes in their delivery of culturally appropriate, high quality healthcare.

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a chronic infection that can cause liver damage and liver cancer. About 20,000 persons die from HCV each year. Hepatitis C is a preventable and curable disease. Learn how our IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian (I/T/U) primary care clinics are proving that hepatitis c is treatable in our own communities, by our own providers.

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Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

Made up of all forty-three federally recognized tribes inOregon,Washington,andIdaho,NPAIHB advocates tribal sovereignty through government-to-government relations. We develop relationships with state offices and other agencies dealing with health matters to assure that tribal interests are taken into account as health policy is formulated.

Administering health research and projects serving Northwest Tribes since 1997.

We offer use of premium training space free of charge to Member Tribes and related organizations.

The Northwest tribes have faced difficult questions and issues, and have consistently put health improvement above all else. We have a bright future and a great team to continue our work.Joe Finkbonner (Lummi), Executive Director

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Health EducationHealth Promotion

The recognized voice of expertise in college health

Bylaws and Assembly of Representatives

Guidelines, Recommendations, and White Papers

Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence Toolkit

By Interest (committees/coalitions)

College Health and Wellness Consulting

National Faculty and Staff Health Assessment

Patient Satisfaction Assessment Service

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions. (Source:World Health Organization) At colleges and universities, health promotion serves the core mission of higher education by supporting students and creating healthy learning environments.

This page is an index of ACHA and other resources on this topic. Resources include association projects, programs, publications, guidelines, and more. Additional information may be available under External Resources.

Health Promotion Section[members only]

The ACHA Health Promotion Section provides networking opportunities, resources, and support to members in the health promotion field.

Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness Coalition

The purpose of the ACHA Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness coalition is: to encourage the inclusion of the campus community as a whole in college health efforts in order to build healthy environments that optimize learning; to provide a mechanism for the exchange of information, resources, and research-based best practices to address the health and wellness of faculty and staff on campus; and to provide continuing education and professional development across ACHA.

ACHA Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness Survey 2012

The ACHA Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness Coalition conducted this survey to collect data about faculty and staff health promotion and wellness programs on ACHA member campuses. The data collected provides valuable information about these programs and assists the coalition in assessing the scope and extent of educational efforts to address the health and wellness of faculty and staff on campus.

ACHA Guidelines for Hiring Health Promotion Professionals in Higher Education [pdf]

This document provides support and guidance in hiring well-qualified health promotion professionals who can provide effective programs and services within our institutions of higher education.

Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education [pdf]

These ACHA Guidelines provide measurable guidelines for enhancing the quality of health promotion programs in colleges and universities.

Results of the ACHA Fall 2010 survey, background information, definitions, examples of SLOs, and resources.

This companion to the ACHAStandards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education, Third Editionincludes tools, strategies, and action steps to assist health promotion professionals, supervisors, senior administrators, and others in translating the standards to practice.

ACHA-National College Health Assessmentis a nationally recognized research survey that provides current, relevant, and precise data about students health habits, behaviors, and perceptions. Data from this survey covers smoking habits, contraception use, mental health issues, relationship difficulties, sexual behaviors, exercise habits, preventive health practices, perceptions of drug and alcohol use, and more. Data also includes Impediments to Academic Performance (see Data Highlights).

ACHAsHealthy Campus 2020provides a framework for improving the overall health status on campuses nationwide. Healthy Campus 2020 includes national health objectives for students and faculty/staff; promotes an action model using an ecological approach; and provides a toolkit for implementation based on the MAP-IT (Mobilize, Assess, Plan, Implement and Track) framework. These tools and resources will help institutions of higher education determine which objectives are relevant, achievable, and a priority on your campus.

ACHA Online Continuing Education Programs

Focus Groups in Health Education Practice: An Introduction

Using Logic Models to Develop and Assess Health Education and Promotion Programming

ACHA thanks its committee, coalition, task force, and section volunteers for providing resources and links concerning this topic.ACHA does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or use of external websites.

Coalition of National Health Education Organizations (CNHEO)

P. Mickey Irizarry, MA, CHES, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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American Association for Health Education (AAHE)

American School Health Association (ASHA)

Coalition of National Health Education Organizations

The College Health Promotion List (Hlthprom) provides a forum for the exchange of information among professionals providing health promotion and prevention services at colleges/universities. To join HLTHPROM, fill in the form on this page:

Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education(CAS)

CAS has been the pre-eminent force for promoting standards in student affairs, student services, and student development programs since its inception in 1979. TheCAS Professional Standards for Higher Education (7th edition)is available at the CAS website.

CAS Standards: Health Promotion Services[members only]

The Directors of Health Promotion and Education

Formerly known as the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education, ASTDHPPHE, this organization is a joint effort between directors of health education in state health departments, deans of health education in schools of public health, and the Director of Health with the U.S. Public Health Service.

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

This resource is the outcome of the 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges. The Charter serves as a call to action for institutions of higher education to create healthier campuses and healthier communities.

Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)

e Workplace Health Promotion

CDC Workplace Health Resource Center

Search for sound, actionable information, vetted by the CDC and experts, to help employers launch or expand a workplace health promotion program.

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On average, Americans working full-time spend more than one-third of their day, five days per week at the workplace. The use of effective workplace programs and policies can reduce health risks and improve the quality of life for American workers. Learn more about workplace health promotion and how to design, implement, and evaluate effective workplace health programs.

Searchable, research-based tools and resources to help employers develop or expand a workplace health promotion program that supports their employees physical, mental, emotional, and financial well-being.

A comprehensive approach with interventions that address multiple risk factors and health conditions at the same time. The model recognizes that the interventions and strategies chosen influence each employee and the organization as a whole.

An employer-based training program to improve the health of participating employers and certified trainers, with an emphasis on reducing chronic disease and injury risk and improving worker productivity.

A tool designed to help employers assess if they are implementing science-based health promotion interventions in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.

evidence-based programs, policies, and practices

recommendations, fact sheets, core elements, health topics, toolkits

facts, statistics, and the Workplace Health in America survey

CDC Workplace Health Program, goals, what we do, future directions

current CDC-supported research projects

CDC Workplace Health Resource Center

Working with the Online Health ScoreCard

Accommodate Aging Workforce Population

Improve Morale & Organizational Reputation

Compiling & Analyzing Health Claims Data

Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders & Ergonomics

Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSD)

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