Project Abstract Summary
All Nations Health Center was established in 1970 to meet the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) living within Missoula County, Montana. All Nations Health Center serves all eight federally recognized Montana tribes, and all tribal members up to second degree descendants regardless of tribal affiliation. Through both local data and peer-reviewed, evidence-based research, we know that there are many chronic health issues that AIANs face that aren’t addressed with tribal practices. There are approximately 4,894 AIANs in Missoula County who may experience geographical, social, cultural, and spiritual barriers to health and wellness, further contributing to the chronic diseases that AIAN peoples experience.
All Nations purposes to bridge the gap of the Social Determinants of Health by building social connectedness in Missoula’s AI/AN community and families while focusing on tribal practices that build resiliency. All Nations purposes the Rising Strong program will provide family and community activities that connect cultural teachings to health and wellness through collaborations with community organizations and connections with AI/AN community members.
The following are the Strategy’s selected based of the logic model:
1. Strategy 1: Family and community activities that connect cultural teachings to health and wellness.
2. Strategy 3: Social and cultural activities that promote community wellness.
3. Strategy 4: Intergenerational learning opportunities that support wellbeing and resilience.