Health Ed Programs Archives - ITCMI

Gigiigoo'inann Study

“The Gigiigoo’inann (our fish) study helps us gather important information to best educate and inform healthy fish consumption practices. The study is documented online and can be accessed through a PC or phone. We will be sure to share further information on our next Gigiigoo’inann study.”

Three Fires Comprehensive Cancer Consortium

The Three Fires programs aim to decrease cancer rates, improve the quality of life among cancer survivors and decrease cancer morbidity and mortality for Michigan’s American Indians.

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program aims to decrease colon, breast and lung cancer, improve quality of life among cancer survivors and decrease cancer morbidity and mortality for Michigan’s American Indians.

The Three Fires Cancer Consortium, addresses cancer-related health disparities among Michigan’s American Indian populations through the use of policy, systems and environmental change strategies.

Five tribes are participating in this consortium: 

  • Bay Mills Indian Community
  • Hannahville Indian Community
  • Keweenaw Bay Indian Community 
  • Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Programs

Breast Cancer & Cervical Cancer Control (BC3NP)

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan supports Michigan tribal communities in reducing structural barriers to breast and cervical cancer screenings, follow-up diagnostic services, and cancer treatment.

Kwe Brave

Kwe Brave resource page for Native American breast cancer survivors and caregivers. Kwe is the Ojibwe word for women and aims to honor our sisters that face cancer diagnosis. 

Cancer Control Resources

Nutrition and Food Access

Nutrition-related chronic disease (diabetes, cancer, and heart disease) impacts many and can be prevented through living a healthy lifestyle including physical activity and proper nutrition.  In an ever-changing world with a complicated food supply, nutritional knowledge is more important than ever to support healthy behavior change. The ITCM has initiated this compendium of culturally appropriate materials to increase both the knowledge and the consumption of healthy traditional foods to prevent disease and to achieve improved health. 

Resources

The USDA Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) provides food to income-eligible Native American families. Below is a list of FDPIR locations in Michigan.

Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
2608 Government Center Drive
Manistee, MI 49660

Ken LaHaye, Director of Food Distribution
231-398-6715
kenlahaye@lrboi-nsn.gov

Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians
824 Charlevoix Avenue
Petoskey, MI 49770

Joe VanAlstine, FDPIR Program Specialist
231-242-1620
jvanalstine@ltbbodawa-nsn.gov

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
58620 Sink Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047

David Halquist, Jr., FDPIR Supervisor
888-281-1111
david.halquist.jr@pokagonband-nsn.gov

Bay Mills Indian Community
12497 W. Lakeshore Drive
Brimley, MI 49715

Kristine Schwiderson, FDPIR Director
906-248-2528
kschwiderson@baymills.org

Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
3601 S. Mackinac Trail
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783

Tony Nertoli, FDPIR Director
906-635-6076
anertoli@saulttribe.net

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
16613 Skanee Road
L’Anse, MI 49946

Darren Webb, FDPIR Director
906-524-7340
dwebb@kbic-nsn.gov

Cancer Prevention & Control Programs

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan works with tribes, state, and national partners to support effective cancer prevention, control, and survivorship strategies for American Indian populations.

Programs

Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Survivor's Story

COVID-19 Resources

What We're Doing To Keep Everyone Safe

RESOURCES, TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.

This web portal is designed as a COVID-19 response to benefit the entire geographical area of Michigan both tribal and non-tribal through enhanced resource and information sharing, as well as joint communication and collaboration. The purpose of this COVID-19 portal is to provide resources, training, and technical assistance to support the 12 federally recognized tribes in conducting health activities in response to COVID-19.  

Community Resources

Healthcare Worker Resources

COVID-19 Data & Tracking

Provider Resources & Scientific Literature

From the White House

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

From the Indian Health Service (IHS)

From Other Federal Agencies

From All Other Agencies

Testing Guidelines

Emergency Preparedness

Vaccines

Telehealth Resources

Workplace & Facility Guidelines

Communication & Media Resources

CDC | Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Find COVID-19 public service announcements (PSAs) in multiple languages about what to do if you are sick, how to wear a mask, and other important topics.

CDC | Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

IllumiNative

American Indian Institute

UIHI | The 3 W’s Postcard
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MDHHS – Nov. 2020 | Pause to Save Lives Infographic
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MDHHS – Nov. 2020 | Social Gathering
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CDC cloth face covering building entrance
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CDC cloth face covering
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Face covering information
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COVID-19 fact Sheet
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Quarantine vs isolation
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Cloth face covering poster
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Social Distancing cloth face covering
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COVID-19 symptoms poster 11×17
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UIHI | COVID-19 Fact Sheets for Tribes and Urban Indian Communities
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MDHHS – Nov. 2020 | Safe Social Pods Infographic
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COVID-19 Symptoms
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COVID-19 What you can do if you are high risk
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Important information about cloth face coverings
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Living in close quarters with large or extended families
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Prevention
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Center for American Indian Health | Weaving a Basket for Community Safety Against COVID-19
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Sick with COVID-19 Fact Sheet
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Stop the spread of germs poster 11×17
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Stop the spread of germs
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