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Young adult Natives sought as advocates for Indian health through policy

An emerging program designed to engage Natives who are entering adulthood is entering its second year. The “Health Policy Fellowship for Native Youth” immerses participants in health-related discussion and policy solutions during its year-long progression. The National Indian Health Board is taking applications for its next class through March 30. Fellows work with

Healthy cooking preps Seminoles for holidays

IMMOKALEE — With the holidays just around the corner and families clamoring for some seasonal treats, 16 Tribal members attended a holiday cooking class in Immokalee Dec. 5 to get ideas and recipes. Every participant had a hand in the cooking and baking. The group, including Allied Health staff that assisted

Native youth report places spotlight on young leaders, issues

The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) released its unique annual report Nov. 16. CNAY is an initiative of the Washington, D.C.-based Aspen Institute. The 2018 "State of Native Youth Report – Generation Indigenous," is meant to highlight young Native leaders who are working on programs and initiatives across the country

Tampa participates in Making Strides walk

TAMPA — The Seminole Tribe and Hard Rock had a major presence at the Making Strides of Tampa Walk on Oct. 20. A group of 24 Tribal members and staff walked with a larger contingent of Hard Rock team members in the walk downtown. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The best way to prevent illness: wash your hands

By Mary Ann Darda, Community Environmental Health Specialist How many times did you hear your mother say “wash your hands” when you were little? Well, turns out mother had good reason to remind you to wash your hands. Washing your hands is the single best action you can take to avoid getting sick

Big Cypress hosts Wear Pink Day for breast cancer awareness

BIG CYPRESS — One in eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Indian Cancer Foundation. And the group says American Indians face inequities in the incidence of cancer and in the rate of mortality. To bring awareness to breast cancer and recognize cancer survivors, Tribal

Nursing professor receives $1.275M grant to reduce health risks of Native American youth

By Amy Farnum-Patronis, Florida State University News TALLAHASSEE — A Florida State University nursing professor is working toward reducing health risks among Native American and Alaska Native young adults in urban Florida thanks to a new federal grant. John Lowe, the McKenzie Endowed Professor for Health Disparities Research in the College of

Four ways to keep away ‘the silent killer’

Submitted by Bob Lamendola, Florida Department of Health Broward County As hurricanes and tropical storms spin in the Atlantic Ocean, let’s think about things we can do to avoid danger. Here’s one: Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Tragically, a few Floridians die from CO gas almost every time a storm or an emergency