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Healthy Nations Initiative

Project Overview

This page is for informational and archival purposes only.  The grant funding which supported this initiative from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ended on May 31, 2002.  No additional funding was received to support this initiative, thus applications are not being accepted.
Program began: January 1994
Program ended: May 31, 2002

The Healthy Nations Initiative was funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help Native Americans reduce the harm caused by substance abuse in their communities. The goal of the initiative was to demonstrate that tribes and communities can, over time, achieve substantial reductions in the demand for -- and consequently the use of -- alcohol and other harmful substances, including tobacco and illegal drugs. The initiative provided funding to 14 tribes and organizations to support the development of community-wide efforts to combat substance abuse that integrate public awareness campaigns, prevention programs, and services for treatment, aftercare, and support. Particular emphasis was on prevention and early intervention with respect to the use of alcohol, illegal drugs and tobacco among youth. Incorporation of traditional cultural values was a key component of the Healthy Nations Initiative.

For more information about:
The Healthy Nations Initiative
Timothy D. Noe - Deputy Director
Tel: (303) 724-1446
Fax: (303) 724-1474

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Linda Manning - Program Assistant
Tel: (609) 243-5918
Fax: (609) 514-5483

Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
Phone: 303-724-1414 • Fax: 303-724-1474
Street Address: 13055 E. 17th Ave. • Mailing Address: Mail Stop F800, Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, 13055 E. 17th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045

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