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Current CEED Projects and Activities

Honoring the Gift of Heart Health: A Heart Health Educator’s Manual for American Indians

A comprehensive culturally appropriate, user-friendly 10 lesson course on heart-health education for the American Indian community. Filled with skill-building activities, reproducible handouts, and idea starters. Two appendices cover activities for training Heart Health Educators to implement the program, and An American Indian Family’s Journey to heart health, told with heart healthy recipes for each family member’s favorite foods. Cover, spine, and 3-hole punched text is ready to assemble in a 1-inch binder.

Click on the image to the right to download this versatile and culturally relevant teaching tool. 







The CEED project staff at the University of Colorado Denver is working on a partnership with the Association of American Indian Physicians to create a National social networking site for the Urban Clinics serving the American Indian and Alaska Native population.

The idea behind this project is that by defining a space on the Internet for correspondence to occur, networks of communication will develop on the Internet, allowing better service for the American Indian and Alaska Native population.  The Social Networking site will be a secure space.  You will need a password and login name to use the site.

Much like other social networking sites, care providers will be able to share resources, start conversations on our blog space, or upload pictures from recent trainings to share their experience with their colleagues. 

Stay tuned for more information.










The cell phone maintenance program will be implemented at the conclusion of the Honoring the Gift of Heart Health classes.  UCD-CEED believes that the cell phone can become a tool to help disseminate knowledge about CVD and diabetes risk reduction.








About Legacy Awards

As part of the CEED project, Legacy Projects will be awarded to urban Indian health programs to support implementation of the Honoring the Gift of Heart Health curriculum in their programs.  In 2009, 2010, and 2011, we will solicit applications for Legacy Projects.  Three to five awards will be granted each year. Five 1-year awards will be funded at $10,000-25,000 per award in each of the three remaining program years, totaling 15 Legacy Awards.

Currently, we are not accepting proposals for CEED Legacy Awards.

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