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CHW Health Disparities Initiative

Materials for the American Indian/Alaska Native Population

NHLBI health information materials are available in a variety of formats through our Online Catalog, and answers to frequently-asked questions about the catalog are available.


Honoring the Gift of Heart Health: A Heart Health Educator’s Manual is a culturally-appropriate, 10-lesson course on heart-health education includes skill-building activities, handouts, recipes, idea starters, and activities for training heart health educators.

Picture Cards

Honoring the Gift of Heart Health Visuals and Handouts
These 48 full-color illustrated cards are based on the Honoring the Gift of Heart Health manuals and can be used as handouts.


Your Choice for Change - Honoring the Gift of Heart Health for American Indians
This booklet for American Indians provides concise information about heart disease and its risk factors. It explains heart attack warning signs and how to respond to them as well as how to manage risk factors.

Data Book

Strong Heart Study Data Book: A Report to American Indian Communities
This book presents data on the prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors in American Indians who participated in the Strong Heart Study.

Recipe Book

Honoring Traditions with the Heart in Mind – Heart Healthy American Indian Recipespdf document icon (3.58MB)
These 5 traditional American Indian recipes are presented using lighter, healthier ingredients and cooking methods.


The Heart, Your Drum: Strengthening the Heartbeat of American Indians and Native Alaskans
This 10-minute motivational video focuses on the problem of cardiovascular disease in Native American and Alaska Native communities and explains how to manage risk factors.

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Last Updated: June 2014