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A Cultural Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.479
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jun 28, 2024

For programmatic or technical questions:
Shannon Saltclah

For grants management or budget questions:
Pamela Render


The Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country Program provides grants for projects designed to reduce rates of death and disability from chronic diseases and the prevalence of commercial tobacco use, prediabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, oral disease, and other chronic disease risk factors and conditions in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.

The program is designed to build evidence for holistic approaches that engage the entire family and community in cultural activities and promote social and cultural connectedness as foundations for health and wellness.

The expected long-term outcomes of this program are:

  • Increased resilience and use of cultural practices to prevent and manage chronic diseases
  • Increased sense of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being among community members
  • Reduced morbidity/ mortality due to chronic diseases and their risk factors
  • Increased effective chronic disease self-management
  • Increased use of clinical and community-based services to prevent, manage, and control chronic diseases
  • Increased quality of care delivered by multidisciplinary care teams
  • Increased implementation of policy, systems, and/ or environmental changes that promote health and wellness and prevent chronic diseases
  • Strengthened evidence base for holistic and culturally led chronic disease prevention in AI/ AN communities

This opportunity has 3 competitive components. Applicants must submit a separate application for each component for which they are applying.

  • Component 1 (C1): Implement chronic disease prevention, management, and control strategies and activities within AI/AN communities
  • Component 2 (C2): Allocating 50% of the award in subawards to at least 2 American Indian Tribes/Alaska Native Villages or Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs), and providing training, technical assistance, and evaluation support to all Tribes/Villages/UIOs in the service area with the remaining award funds
  • Component 3 (C3): The establishment of a Tribal Coordinating Center to help all award recipients collaborate and share knowledge, with a focus on peer learning, sharing best practices, and coordinating a national evaluation that uses Indigenous and Western methods.

The application instructions include a logic model with expected activities and outcomes for each competitive component.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Federally recognized Native American tribal governments and Alaska Native Villages
  • Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs)
  • Tribal organizations that support all American Indian Tribes/Alaska Native Villages in their IHS Administrative Area
  • Tribal organizations with the ability to support all 41 UIOs funded by IHS
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award range each year:

  • Component 1: $300,000 - $400,000
  • Component 2: $500,000- $1,450,000
  • Component 3: Up to $600,000

Estimated number of awards:

  • Component 1: 16
  • Component 2: 13
  • Component 3: 1

Project period: 5 years
Estimated total program funding: $103,550,330

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Applicant webinar
May 7, 2024
3:00 p.m. Eastern
Call-in number: 888.994.447
Meeting ID: 217 840 358 317
Passcode: bLApA4

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Cardiovascular disease · Culture and cultural competency · Diabetes · Evaluation methods and resources · Families · Health conditions · Networking and collaboration · Obesity and weight control · Oral health · Physical activity · Policy · Tobacco use · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Women

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