Strategies 1.3.1:
Offer culturally sensitive programs that focus on reducing prevalence of obesity by improving dietary behaviors, increasing physical activity levels, and reducing sedentary behaviors.

Strategy from the 2011-2020 Minnesota Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Plan

Division of Indian Work - Heart of Many Nations*
The Heart of Many Nations curriculum was developed by American Indian community members, health care providers and the Minnesota Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Unit to address heart attack disparities. The Division Indian Work has implemented the program in the Twin Cities and Red Lake Minnesota.

Contact: Division of Indian Work
Phone: (612) 722-8722

MDH - American Indian Tribal Health SHIP and CTG Program*
In 2009-2011, there were two projects: (1) Leech Lake collaborative project involving 7 tribes and (2)Upper and Lower Sioux project. In 2012-2013, there is one SHIP and one CTG project with the Leech Lake Tribal Community


Office of Minority and Multicultural Health - Eliminating Health Disparities Initiative
In 2010-2012, there are 5 EHDI grantees focused on heart disease and stroke and 8 focused on diabetes. In 2013, there will be 5 EHDI grantees focused on heart disease and stroke and 11 focused on diabetes.

(651) 201-5813

If you would like to report current activity around this strategy
, please contact Sueling Schardin at (651) 201-4051 or

* Addresses health disparities





Updated Tuesday, 18-Dec-2012 13:54:12 CST