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Combating Tribal Diabetes

According to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Indian Health Service, American Indians are 2.2 times more likely to have diabetes compared to non-Hispanic whites. The United Tribes Technical College (UTTC), in Bismarck, North Dakota, is doing its part to lower that number by mentoring nearly 450 people at five diabetes-related events. UTTC also produces three publications that were delivered to more than 11,000 local households. In 2017, UTTC plans to host three 6-week training sessions for 10-15 people each, covering topics such as understanding and monitoring the human body, nutrition, and physical activity.

NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2016 Annual Report. Want to read about more impacts like this? Check out Fresh from the Field, a weekly bulletin showcasing transformative impacts made by grantees funded by NIFA.

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