Building stakeholder consensus toward reducing childhood obesity and diabetes in American Indian communities

This project will support four one-day convenings with stakeholders that will result in a final report on New Mexico's American Indian communities and their disparities, challenges, readiness, capacity, and priorities related to reducing childhood obesity. The convening activities will include: (1) identifying the complexities of the current environment related to childhood obesity; (2) formulating a collective vision for community health; and (3) outlining advocacy activities that will support prevention and wellness opportunities for American Indian youths and families. Stakeholders will include tribal leaders, tribal program directors for youths and health, tribal school administrators and teachers, and American Indian nonprofits focused on health. The first three meetings will occur during the first half of 2012, and the last will be held in October 2012 to reveal the final report. The grantee will share the report with convening stakeholders, policymakers, funders and the media.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $89,559.00

Awarded on: 12/16/2011

Time frame: 1/1/2012 - 8/31/2012

Grant Number: 69734


Notah Begay III Foundation

290 Prairie Star Road
Santa Ana Pueblo, 87004-5939


Crystal Echo Hawk
Project Director