Throughout North America, Native people are working together locally to address health disparities and building solutions to promote wellness in the lives of their people, families, and communities. These Native change agents often feel like they are working on their own – disconnected from each other and from the support and resources that could help sustain their efforts.
HNCP's Wellness Resource Network supports Tribes and Native Communities in sharing best and promising practices for wellness and helps to connect these champions on the front lines of change. Members tap into a rich web of resources including customized trainings and proven tools in public health, leadership development, and participatory community wellness planning.
Creating Community Circles for Change (C4) workshops connect people working on the front lines of change to share what works for wellness in Native communities
The goal of the New Mexico Native Communities Wellness Network, is to build a strong New Mexico network of learning and action for social transformation among the many grassroots activists working to renew and strengthen the quality of life in families and Native communities. Recent focus areas include promotion of breastfeeding and supporting healthy weight among youth.
Alaska's Regional Wellness Network builds on the strong foundation of more than 30 alumni of the Healthy Native Communities Fellowship. They gather with their community partners monthly for "Coffee, Tea, and Tools" to share effective practices for Alaska Native village and community engagement.
Since 2005, HNCP has supported the growing California Regional Wellness Network – providing support to the yearly California Native Wellness Health Forum, connecting Just Move It partners to share their stories, and providing training to digital storytellers across the state.
In 2018, HNCP will share practical community engagement and facilitation tools from the Fellowship directly with Native Community leaders through regional workshops, called Creating Community Circles for Change (C4):
During 2017, HNCP Staff joined with regional partners at four sites: Anchorage AK, Albuquerque NM, Corning CA, and Worley ID
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