271883 "Iya"

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 5:18 PM - 5:21 PM

Sheena Kanott, MPH , Cherokee Choices Diabetes Prevention Program, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee, NC
“Iya” is the Cherokee word for pumpkin. In this digital story the narrator Iya is a giant candy roaster squash, a variety of heirloom Cherokee pumpkin. Iya describes the incidence of overweight and Type 2 Diabetes that plague the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. His words tell the tale of how culturally relevant programs that promote traditional foods and activities can restore the balance of health and wellness to the community. The story is set to music and presents images of the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina where the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians reside.

Learning Areas:
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe the prevalence of overweight and Type 2 Diabetes among the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). Discuss how traditional Cherokee foods and traditional forms of being active can contribute to the health and wellness of the EBCI community.

Keywords: Diabetes, American Indians

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As Director of Cherokee Choices Diabetes Prevention Program, Sheena Kanott has been the Principal Investigator of several federally funded grants focusing on Diabetes Prevention in American Indians.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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