Indian Health Service Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Initiative. Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board October 27, 2005 Alberta Becenti, MPH Rapid City, South Dakota. Background. Significant health disparities among American Indian/Alaska Native Obesity Diabetes
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Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board
October 27, 2005
Alberta Becenti, MPH
Rapid City, South Dakota
Future plan: meet with HUD, USDA, AIHEC, Ford Foundation, and Kellogg Foundation
Area HP/DP Coordinators, representatives from nutrition, dental, diabetes, medical provider, nursing, injury prevention, health education, and behavioral health.
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- Quality of life improves
- Health Care utilization decreases
- Disability is controlled
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