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Tribal Practices for Wellness In Indian Country

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.762
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 20, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:
Mary Hall

For grants management or budget questions:
LaShanda Washington


The Tribal Practices for Wellness In Indian Country program will provide grants to support tribal practices that build resiliency and connections to community, family, and culture, which over time, can reduce risk factors for chronic disease among American Indians and Alaska Natives. The program's long-term goals are to reduce morbidity and mortality due to heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes.

Projects should address the following strategies:

  • Connect cultural teachings to health and wellness
  • Seasonal cultural practices that support health and wellness
  • Social and cultural activities that promote community wellness
  • Collaborations that strengthen well being
  • Intergenerational learning that supports well being and resilience
  • Promote traditional healthy foods
  • Promote traditional and contemporary physical activities

Eligible applicants include:

  • Federally recognized tribes
  • American Indian or Alaska Native tribally-designated organizations
  • Urban Indian organizations that have current Title V Indian Health Care Improvement Act contracts with the Indian Health Service
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Average award amount: $140,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 28
Estimated total program funding: $12,000,000

No more than 2 awards to tribes and tribal organizations will be made within a single IHS Area.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Cancer · Cardiovascular disease · Culture and cultural competency · Diabetes · Food security and nutrition · Networking and collaboration · Physical activity · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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