The Foundation's Initiative, Healthy Nations: Reducing Substance Abuse Among Native Americans, was designed to help Native Americans reduce the harm caused by substance abuse in their communities.As a result of successfully implementing comprehensive substance abuse programs over the past six years, grantees from the Healthy Nations Program have an enormous amount of wisdom to share with other Tribes and organizations. In order to facilitate the process of disseminating these key learnings, this grant support will be used to plan and conduct a two-day conference in March or April 2002, titled "Reducing Substance Abuse Among Native Americans: Lessons Learned from the Healthy Nations Initiative." The objectives of this conference are: (1) to provide a forum for other Native American tribes and organizations to meet the Healthy Nations grantees and learn from their experiences and adopt effective models of change; (2) to provide an opportunity for other foundations/organizations to inform native tribes and organizations about their programs; (3) to provide an opportunity for other foundations/ organizations to learn about the Healthy Nations Program; and ( 4) to encourage other foundations/organizations to sponsor future American Indian and Alaska Native initiatives.
Amount Awarded $172,200.00
Awarded on: 5/29/2001
Time frame: 8/1/2001 - 5/31/2002
Grant Number: 41966