Providing technical assistance to Great Plains Area GHWIC programs in taking control of community health and wellness and reduce the burden of chronic disease and other health disparities; capturing the local and regional impact of GHW programming in the Great Plains.
Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) is a CDC-funded initiative that works with tribes and tribal organizations to reduce chronic disease and other health disparities by creating local agents of change and empowering communities to take charge of their health and wellness (see the CDC’s factsheet for more information). GPTEC is funded to provide technical assistance within evaluation and other areas as necessary/requested to the Component 1 Tribal grantees (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska) and to the Component 2 GHWIC Program at GPTCHB and their subawardees.
During FY2016-2017, GPTEC will be pursuing some new activities as well as ramping up other planned components of GHWIC, including:
- Working with Stella Siwan Zimmerman of ACET, Inc. to prepare a 6-segment online course covering the basics of the PSE Tool, to be uploaded and offered through GPTCHB’s Online Learning Library;
- Beginning the compilation of data from GHW projects across the area for reporting on area-wide performance measures that GPTEC has developed to track large-scale impacts of the program;
- Finalizing protocols for and beginning to initiate a qualitative study to examine the effects of partnerships established through GHWIC at the local and regional level; and,
- Developing – in collaboration with GPTCHB’s Community Health Department, KAT Communications, and national subject-matter experts – health promotion/disease prevention messaging related to oral health and the effects of sugar-sweetened beverages.
As always, GPTEC will also be available to provide technical assistance, training, and other services to its organizational and tribal partners involved in the GHWIC initiative, as needed.
For resources related to the Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country project, see our Chronic Disease page.
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