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Improving the Health of the Nation’s Native American and Alaska Native populations

The release of the Seeds of Native Health Semi-Annual Report by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community reminds us again of the significant challenges to the health and well-being of Native peoples.  Arguably, no set of domestic policies implemented by the United States since the nation’s founding has had a greater detrimental impact on the health of a population of people than this nation’s Indian policies.

April 23, 2018

Healthy Food Financing in Michigan!

We have great news to kick off 2018! Shortly before the holiday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation sponsored by Rep. Andy Schor, to incentivize grocery stores in underserved areas.

January 2, 2018

Dr. Ashley White, We-Collab

November 20, 2017

New funding opportunities for nutrition policy in Native American communities

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and Voices for Healthy Kids are teaming up to support innovative nutrition-based, health-focused advocacy efforts in Native American communities with the creation of a $200,000 grant program.

November 14, 2017

Governor Baker Signs Budget – Massachusetts Food Trust is Funded!

Governor Baker has signed the FY18 State Operating Budget, which includes $100,000 to support the operating costs of implementing the Massachusetts Food Trust program.

August 7, 2017

Alabama’s Healthy Food Financing Progress

More than 1.8 million Alabamians, including nearly half-a-million children, live in areas with limited access to grocers and other fresh food retailers. But that is changing with recent progress in funding the Alabama Healthy Food Financing Program!

July 12, 2017

Funding for the Healthy Food for Ohio program

The Healthy Food for Ohio (HFFO) program was allocated $200K in House Bill 49, the State of Ohio’s biennial budget bill.

June 30, 2017

Louisiana Funds Healthy Food Retail Act

For the second year in a row, the Governor and legislators included $1 million in the budget to fund the Healthy Food Retail Act.

June 29, 2017

North Carolina General Assembly Again Funds Healthy Corner Store Initiative

The North Carolina General Assembly has included $250,000 in continued funding for the statewide Healthy Corner Store Initiative in this year’s final state budget, bringing the total state investment to $500,000.

June 28, 2017

Fertile Ground II: Growing the Seeds for Native American Health Final Report

The Fertile Ground II final report is designed to create a strategic framework and roadmap for Native-led change to improve nutrition and Native American health.

September 28, 2016

Healthy food movement gaining steam with food trust funding

For millions of Americans, geography might be the biggest barrier to a healthy diet.

American Heart Association News

September 17, 2016

Breaking News: Healthy Food Access in Louisiana

The Governor just signed the budget bill, including $1 million in funding to implement the Healthy Food Retail Act.

Voices for Healthy Kids

June 27, 2016

Healthy Small Food Retailer Act in New Jersey

S-1129/A-1877—Healthy Small Food Retailer Act—has just passed the NJ Senate.

Voices for Healthy Kids

June 23, 2016

Advocates and Lawmakers Gather to Pray for Healthy Food Access in North Carolina

North Carolina lawmakers, advocates, airmen and members of the faith community gathered at the North Carolina Museum of History to pray, eat and discuss improving access to healthy food across the state through the Healthy Corner Store Initiative.

North Carolina Alliance for Health

June 6, 2016

Rebecca Landsberry / Native Health News Alliance

May 19, 2016