The Hualapai Green Arrow project builds upon previous efforts to improve the overall physical and mental health of the community. The project will address the obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and mental health of the community through traditional and contemporary methods that will give the community the knowledge and provide a platform for them to address their own personal health issues. The project will increase the community?s ability to access traditional foods (both harvested and grown), increase their understanding of the tribe?s history, and culture through physical activities teach and provide the opportunity for community members to access traditional healing practices, and language workshops focused on family well being. These tools and practices can alleviate the health disparities faced on the Hualapai Reservation. The project staff have identified a series of activities to carry out under Strategies 1,6 and 7 to work towards the required core outcome: Increased number of AI/AN reporting stronger understanding of and engagement in healthy living practices. Under Strategy 1 the intermediate outcome of increased community, social and cultural activities focused on sharing cultural knowledge and practices will be achieved by implementing family-centered community activities and events working with community members and partners that teach, build upon, celebrate, and strengthen cultural practices and teachings. Under Strategy 6 the intermediate outcome is increased inclusion of traditional foods in diets will be achieved through activities that establish or strengthen sustainable programs to gather, raise, harvest, produce or preserve traditional healthy foods, and provide those foods and beverages to individuals, families, schools, institutions, and others. Under Strategy 7 the intermediate outcome of increased participation in traditional and contemporary physical activity events will be achieved through activities that enhance
, strengthen, or increase opportunities and supports for traditional and contemporary physical activity at schools, work sites, cultural and community events, and other venues. The project will be implemented over a 36 month period by 4 core Health Education and Wellness department employees and in collaboration with the Hualapai Culture Department.