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American Indian Healthy Eating

HNNC Lessons Learned

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Radio Feature

5/28/14 Radio Program Podcast: Community Gardens

Many of us are looking for ways to improve our health.  Have you ever gotten involved in community gardening?  We invite you to join our conversation about community gardens across Native America.  What’s different about gardening with your neighbors or fellow tribal members?  Have you learned tips from your other gardeners or community elders?  Guests include: Vanessa Cooper, Lummi traditional plants educator with the Traditional Plants and Foods Program at the Northwest Indian College and Randi Byrd, Community Engagement Coordinator for the American Indian Center at UNC Chapel Hill. 

Presentations

Locklear H. One step at a time–Healthy Native North Carolinians NetworkNorth Carolina Museum of History American Indian Heritage Month Celebration. November 22, 2014.

Fleischhacker S, as part of a panel of other Federal Let’s Move! in Indian Country partners.  Let’s Move! in Indian Country Second Webinar:  Federal resources and activities for preventing childhood obesity in Native youth and families. November 19, 2014 (HNNC highlighted).

Fleischhacker S.  Fostering active living and healthy eating among American Indian and Alaska Native communities.  University of Wisconsin Department of Nutritional Sciences.  November 13, 2014.  Departmental Newsletter Feature and Q&A (AIHE and HNNC highlighted).

Fleischhacker S & Byrd R, on behalf of the American Indian Healthy Eating Project and the Healthy Native North Carolinians Network. Maximizing Dissemination: Lessons learned from the American Indian Healthy Eating Project and the Healthy Native North Carolinians Network. The Notah Begay III Foundation Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Initiative Webinar Series. October 8, 2014.  Webinar Handout.

Fleischhacker S.  Building and sustaining critical partnerships in/with tribal communities to address obesity prevention.  The Notah Begay III Foundation Native Strong Grantee Conference as part of Session #1: Reclaiming Native Health: Perspectives on Obesity and Diabetes Prevention for Native Youth (Panel Discussion).  Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. May 13, 2014 (AIHE and HNNC highlighted).

Fleischhacker S.  Mind the Gap:  Disparities in effectiveness of policy changes, as part of a symposium entitled:  School, city, and state-wide policy changes: Widening equity and other unintended consequences.  The Obesity Society.  Atlanta, GA.  November 13, 2013 (AIHE and HNNC highlighted).

Fleischhacker S.  Fostering community changes that promote active living and healthy eating within American Indian and Alaska Native communities:  Promising Strategies and Research Opportunities.  US Department of Health and Human Services Human Research Services Administration Tribal Healthy Living Working Group Webinar.  June 27, 2013 (AIHE and HNNC highlighted).

Fleischhacker S.  Fostering community changes that promote active living and healthy eating within American Indian and Alaska Native communities:  Promising Strategies and Research Opportunities.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nutrition and Obesity Research and Evaluation Network Rural Food Access Working Group as part of Understanding and Improving Food Access among Tribal Communities Conference Call Focus.  June 18, 2013 (AIHE and HNNC highlighted).

Fleischhacker S.  Fostering community changes that promote active living and healthy eating within American Indian and Alaska Native communities:  Lessons learned and future directions.  Indian Health Services Nutrition Seminar (turned webinar due to sequester).  March 12, 2013 (HNNC intiative highlighted).

Byrd R, Locklear T, and Healthy, Native North Carolinians participating tribes and organizations.  Traditional food projects of Healthy, Native North Carolinians.  38th Annual United Tribes of North Carolina Unity Conference.  Greensboro, NC.  March 1, 2013.  Conference theme was:  Planting the Future from our Traditional Roots thru Healthy Eating.

Byrd R, Locker Hertal A, and Healthy, Native North Carolinians participating tribes and organizations.  HNNC Project Update.  NC Commission of Indian Affairs Spring Quarterly Meeting.  Greensboro, NC.  February 28, 2013.

Byrd R, on behalf of Healthy, Native North Carolinians.  HNNC Project Overview.  Panelist for the Community Health Disparities session at the 34th Annual University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Minority Health Conference.  William & Ida Friday Center at UNC.  February 22, 2013.

Byrd R.  HNNC Project Overview.  NC American Indian Heritage Month Celebration.  NC Museum of History.  Raleigh, NC.  November 2012.

Byrd R, on behalf of the Healthy, Native North Carolinians.  HNNC Project Overview.  Annual American Indian Women’s Conference.  Pembroke, NC. September 2012.

Randi and Tony

Pictured above are Randi Byrd and Tony V. Locklear during one of their joint facilitated discussions and presentations for Healthy, Native North Carolinians 

Byrd R, on behalf of the Healthy, Native North Carolinians.  HNNC Project Update.  NC Commission of Indian Affairs Fall Quarterly Meeting.  Raleigh, NC. September 2012.

Fleischhacker S, on behalf of the American Indian Healthy Eating Project and Healthy, Native North Carolinians.  AIHE and HNNC Project Overviews.  Panelist for Preventing Obesity in Indian Country:  Effective Strategies and Developing Collaborations with Sovereign Nations.  Weight of the Nation 2012 Conference.  May 7-9, 2012.

Fleischhacker S, on behalf of the American Indian Healthy Eating Project.  The American Indian Healthy Eating Project–Partnerships, policies, and possibilities. Poster Presentation at the Weight of the Nation 2012 Conference.  May 7-9, 2012.

Fleischhacker S & Brayboy M, on behalf of the Healthy, Native North Carolinians Initiative.  Healthy, Native North Carolinians—Collaborative strategies to fostering tribally-led healthy eating and active living community changes.  American Association of Indian Physicians Environmental and Policy Strategy Conference.  45 minute session.  March 13, 2012.

Byrd R, Locklear TV, and Fleischhacker S, along with tribal liaisons and behalf of the Healthy, Native North Carolinians Initiative.  Healthy, Native North Carolinians:  Community change and capacity building around healthy eating and active living.  The 37thAnnual United Tribes of North Carolina Unity Conference.  Charolette, NC.  March 8, 2012.

Fleischhacker S, on behalf of the American Indian Healthy Eating Project.  Maximizing community-driven ideas & a multidisciplinary evidence-base to launch Healthy, Native North Carolinians.   Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Healthy Eating Research program Annual Grantee Meeting, Grantee Presentation.  Austin, TX.  February 2012.

Peer-Reviewed Research Article

Fleischhacker S, Byrd RR, Ramachandran G, Vu M, Ries A, Bell RA & Evenson KR.  Tools for Healthy Tribes—Improving access to healthy foods in Indian Country.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN) Supplement.  Am J Prev Med.  2012;43(3 Suppl 2):S123-S129.  PMID: 22898161.

Fleischhacker S, Roberts E, Camplain R, Evenson K, Gittelsohn J. Promoting physical activity among Native American youth: A systematic review of the methodology and current evidence of physical activity interventions and community-wide initiativesJ Racial Ethnic Health Disparities. DOI 10.1007/s40615-015-0180-1.

Fleischhacker S. Emerging opportunities for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists to help raise a healthier generation of Native American youthJ Acad Nutr Diet. 2016;116(2):219-225.

Medical Journal Feature

Fleischhacker SE, Byrd RR, Hertel AL, on behalf of the American Indian Healthy Eating Project and the Healthy Native North Carolinians Network.  Advancing Native health in North Carolina through tribally-led community changesNCMJ.  2014;75(6):409-411.

Web Articles (additional articles specific to a tribe or organization’s HNNC efforts are featured on their indiviudal HNNC pages)

Inside Philanthrophy wrote an online article about Healthy, Native North Carolinians and North Carolina Native Asset Coalition.

The UNC Endeavors Research magazine wrote an online article about the American Indian Healthy Eating Project, which explains how it is transitioning to Healthy, Native North Carolinians.