The White Mountain Apache Tribe - Division of Health Programs (DHP) is interested in implementing CDC's funding opportunity Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country CDC-RFA-DP22-2201 in tribal communities on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The Division of Health Programs - Health Education Department will be responsible for implementing program activities and the intermediate (5-year) objectives of increasing the sense of cultural connectedness, increasing the sense of social connectedness, and increasing the consumption of healthy traditional foods and/or increasing physical activity.
The short-term outcomes include increasing the number of people participating in opportunities for cultural teachings and practices that promote health and wellness. To achieve this short-term outcome, Health Education will implement activities in the tribal community that include cultural teachings, apache history, physical activities for youth, and health/wellness events. These activities will promote connecting health and wellness to cultural teachings, intergenerational learning opportunities, and physical activities that strengthen wellbeing.
DHP Health Education will collaborate with tribal entities, CDC, and all relevant stakeholders to implement program activities. DHP Health Education will successfully implement the logic model strategies to eventually lead to the long-term outcomes of increase resilience, reduced morbidity/mortality, and increased sense of mental and emotional wellbeing.