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Summertime means farmers markets and getting around on bikes!
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You are receiving this email from the Community Wellness Program, a division of Toiyabe Indian Health Project. The Community Wellness Program is supported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grants Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) and Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH).

This newsletter facilitates monthly updates in the areas of healthy eating, active living and smoke-free environments. We hope that you find this newsletter useful, informative and engaging. Please forward this to any other parties that you think might benefit from the content.

Thank you,
Kate, Serena and Katie

LOCAL PROGRAM UPDATES

Increasing Access to Healthy Food

#farmersmarketweek is August 7 - 13
We have two local Tribal markets in the Eastern Sierra to visit and purchase fresh and nutritious food from! Visit the Bishop and Big Pine markets every Friday at 5:30pm.
 
To show how farmers markets increase knowledge and availability of local foods, we are evaluating the markets through interviews. In 2015, we learned that on average, each participant spent $8.80 on fruits and vegetables, and 97% of participants felt better about where their food comes from after shopping. Here is a full summary of what we learned!

Did you know that the Bishop Paiute Tribe Community Market accepts EBT? And new this year, both the Bishop Community Market and the Big Pine Market are selling bulk foods like beans, oats, nuts and grain! Now you can get all your shopping done in one place. 

Increasing Access to Physical Activity

Getting around town using ... a bike share program?
Bike sharing is a transportation program, ideal for short distance point-to-point trips providing users with the ability to pick up a bicycle at a self-serve bike-station.
 
We began by asking: "would a bike share work here?" Through an online survey, we received 69 responses. Most respondents were in great support of the bike share program and thought that the physical activity opportunity to the community was very important. Read more detail on the survey results here!

What's next? We are in conversation with Bishop City Council and our TIHP Administration to select potential sites for the first bike-stations. Stay tuned!

Community Champion Spotlight

Each month we will spotlight a Community Champion who is working to make our community healthier and stronger one project at a time.

James Napoles
 
Where do you work or volunteer?
I work in the Bishop Paiute Tribe Environmental Management Office, or EMO-B, as the Bishop Paiute Community Market Apprentice.  
 
What is your favorite healthy snack or physical activity?
My favorite physical activity would have to be hiking in the back country or playing slow pitch softball with my family and friends. 
 
What is your dream for what a healthy community looks like?
My dream for a healthy community would be both youth and elders leading by example and for those in particular between youth and elders to lead by example. 

If you have a Community Champion suggestion for us to spotlight, send us an email!

Healthy People Radio Show

Where will the show go next?
Have you listened to our Healthy People Radio Show? You can catch it on both KOGI 97.7 Big Pine and KBPT 96.1 Bishop, and now can listen streaming from our website and from iTunes!
 
Our Radio Show has gone through many transformations. In the first year, Serena and Katie produced a weekly short length show. In the second year, Kris Hohag joined Serena as cohosts, producing a longer length show two times a month. Now, we are about to enter our third year and want to envision and plan where the show could go!
 
Take our survey and help guide the future of our radio show! And to thank you for your time and input, two people will win a $25 gift card to Apple Hill Ranch! If you would like to be entered to win, share your email at the end of the survey. The survey will close August 29, 2016.

Community Interview

Amara Keller and Jennifer Hess Win in Toiyabe Interview Giveaway
In partnership with Public Health Institute, we are conducting 25 minute telephone community interviews with Native American adults living in the Toiyabe Indian Health Project service area in 2016. Toiyabe is gathering feedback to help identify the current health status, health behaviors, and needs of the Indian people we serve. To participate, call or text 760-920-6610 to schedule your interview and be entered to win a prize!

On Friday, July 8, the first two winners, Amara Keller and Jennifer Hess, were awarded their choice of prize. Upon completion of an interview, participants are given the opportunity to enter the prize give away for an Electra Cruiser Bicycle, Nike N7 athletic shoes, a hydration pack, or a gift card to a local grocery store or gas station. Prizes are subject to availability and may be substituted.  One out of every 10 people who take an interview wins! 

RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Community Calendar

Annual Back to School Community Gathering - Wednesday August 10
Backpacks for Pre K - 12th graders in the Bishop Service area. Dinner provided by Bishop Paiute Tribe. Event will include Tribal and non-Tribal resources and health and wellness family activities. This is a TANF family formation activity. More information on the flyer.
 
Jr Indigenous Games - Friday, August 12 at Millpond
All Native American youth and families withing the Inyo/Mono area are invited to participate in the Jr. Indigenous Games. Games include: Grease Pole, Hand Slap, Stick Pull, Food Race, Alaskan High Kick, One Foot High Kick, Two Foot Kick, Atlatl, and Tug of War. Registration begins at 9am. More information on the flyer.
 
Sports Physical Day - Tuesday, August 16 from 8am - 5pm 
Get your school sports physical done for the year! Join us for fun activities and education in the lobby. All are welcome! Patients not on contract care or covered by insurance cost is $50. Call the Toiyabe Medical Department to schedule your appointment. More information on the flyer
 
Quit Smoking Workshop - 3rd Tuesday  of the month from 5:30pm - 8:30pm on August 16
Please share with clients and the community. Quilt Smoking Workshop presented by Toiyabe Indian Health Project. Third Tuesday each month, drop-ins are welcome. Supportive facilitators will help community members interested in quitting smoking to make the first step. More information on the flyer.
 
Waterbath Canning Workshop - Wednesday August 17 from 5pm - 8pm
Presented by the UCANR Master Food Preservers at the Bishop Indian Head Start. Free to attend and open to the public. Workshop will teach you waterbatth canning techniques that make delicious, store-able foods to keep you eating local throughout the year. More information on the flyer
 
Prevent T2 - Diabetes Prevention Program, Wednesdays from 12pm - 1pm
You can prevent Type 2 diabetes. Eat healthy, be more active, and lose weight. Group classes are weekly from 12-1pm at the Toiyabe Bishop Clinic Multipurpose Room. More information on the flyer
 
Walking Water - Harmey Bancroft Scholarship
Scholarship opportunity to support Tribal youth participation in Walking Water. Walking Water is a project that raises awareness of water issues in the Owens Valley. More information on the flyer.
 
Send us an email if you are you hosting a healthy event and would like to see it listed here! 

Healthy Eating

Green Arrows Point to Health
Fruit and vegetable availability is often assumed to be a purchase barrier, yet availability does not necessarily result in frequent purchases. Rather, in-store marketing of less-healthy foods may be a major influencing factor in consumer spending habits regarding fruits and vegetables. A new study, in which in-store marketing focused attention on fruits and vegetables, resulted in an increased proportion of produce purchases keeping overall food spending the same. Read the full article here.
 
Advocates call for proposals for Navajo community wellness projects
The Navajo Nation has collected more than $1 million in tax revenue through the Healthy Diné Nation Act to support community wellness projects, more than a year after a 2 percent tax on unhealthy foods, snacks, and drinks was approved on the Navajo Nation Reservation. Tribal communities can now begin submitting their ideas for health and wellness projects supported by the tax revenues. Read the full article here.

Active Living

Pokemon Go' Gets Teens Outside and Active
Many parents approve of the smartphone game, which requires teens to move around to catch all their favorite creatures, though some are taking extra safety precautions. Read the full article here. 
 
Increased physical activity associated with lower risk of 13 types of cancer
A new study of the relationship between physical activity and cancer has shown that greater levels of leisure-time physical activity were associated with a lower risk of developing 13 different cancers. Health care professionals counseling inactive adults should promote physical activity as a component of a healthy lifestyle and cancer prevention. Read the full article here.
 
To do better in school, kids should exercise their bodies as well as their brains
Physical activity before, during and after school promotes scholastic performance in children and youth, according to a new consensus statement published Monday in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Exercise and fitness are beneficial to brain structure, brain function and cognition. Read the full article here.
 
Physical Activity Builds a Healthy and Strong America
Along with keeping you healthy, physical activity can help your school, workplace, community, and more. Check out this new infographic from CDC to learn more!

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The mission of Toiyabe Indian Health Project is to improve and establish programs, policies and actions which focus on developing and maintaining healthy individuals, families and Indian communities while fostering tribal sovereignty, self-sufficiency and cultural values.
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