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       Healthy People
July 2015

You are receiving this email from the Community Wellness Program, a division of Toiyabe Indian Health Project department of Preventive Medicine. This newsletter facilitates monthly community wellness 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 may benefit from the content. Thank you, Rick, Kate, Serena and Katie

Local Program Updates 
REACH: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health
The REACH program has been busy in various communities helping spread the word that eating healthy is fun and delicious.
Community Wellness Program planting basil with Bishop Indian Head Start!
  • Planting vegetable starts was a great time with the Bishop Indian Head Start. Matt Larsen, Registered Dietitian and Community Wellness helped the students plant over 30 plants, getting the school ready to harvest delicious produce in the fall!!
  • We hosted a table at the Antelope Valley Community Health Fair, serving up fruit wands and veggie boats! It was a great day to celebrate healthy people! 
    Matt Larsen, RD helping students learn about healthy eating by planting vegetables!
  • REACH partners in Big Pine and Bishop are gearing up to host tribal community farmers markets! Look for community mailers in your home mailbox for more information about these great, summer long, community events!!
  • Eastern Sierra Tribal Food Coalition has started! This group is meeting to strengthen community action to improve healthy food access and network on food policy, food systems and community health!
PICH: Partnerships to Improve Community Health
Congratulations to the ten tribal and community organizations awarded with funding from Toiyabe's PICH grant! Awardees gathered on Wednesday, June 24 for a Kick-Off Conference at Toiyabe. Organizations that received funding will be implementing healthy living projects in our nine tribal communities in Inyo and Mono County. Projects will increase access to water and physical activity opportunities, and promote commercial tobacco-free environments. 

Organizations funded from north to south: Mono County Community Development, Bridgeport Indian Colony, Cerro Coso Community College, Bishop Indian Head Start, Bishop Paiute Tribe, Bishop Paiute Tribe Environmental Management Office, City of Bishop, Big Pine Paiute Tribe, Big Pine Paiute Development Corporation, and Lone Pine Paiute Shoshone Reservation.  Stay tuned as we share more about each project in the coming months!
Resources and Opportunities 

Like us on Facebook!
Click here to visit our facebook page where we post daily updates on what we are up to, health and wellness tips, and shout outs to fun healthy activities in the Eastern Sierra. 

Listen to us on the radio!
We are excited to announce the launch of our Ohodugwa' n??m?  Healthy People Radio Show! Each week we'll have a show featuring topics on healthy eating, active living, and commercial tobacco-free environments. You can listen on Big Pine Paiute KOGI 97.7 radio station every day at noon, or Sierra Wave 92.5 on Saturday and Sunday at 7:30am. 
Community Calendar

July 11: Audubon Bird Walk on Bishop COSA, 8:30am at BLM/Forest Service
No twitter or tweeting here! Bird walks held on Tribal lands in conjunction with Bishop Paiute Tribe. All welcome, for birders at all levels! Binoculars and field guides available. Contact Robert at publicity@audubon.org for more info.  2015 

SNAP-ED Physical Summer Challenge!
Bishop: Tuesday, July 14 and Saturday July 25 to Lake Sabrina
Lone Pine: Tuesday July 21 to Lone Pine Lake
Inyo County SNAP-Ed will be offering summer hikes for families and kids in the Bishop and Lone Pine areas. Their goal is to promote physical activity while enjoying our beautiful valley. They will offer transportation. Kids 8yrs & up and families welcome! To sign up or for more information call Natalia at Inyo County Public Health at 760-873-7868. 

Throughout July: Bishop Paiute Tribe Farmer's Market, 4:30pm - 7pm
Join in the excitement of a new farmers market in your community. The Bishop Paiute Tribe will be every Friday at the Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center at 2300 W. Line. Contact Jen Schlaich at 760-873-3584 or email   jen.schlaich@bishoppaiute.org if you are interested in being a vendor or learning more about the market. 

Throughout July: 
Big Pine Paiute Tribe Farmer's Market, 5:30pm - sunset
Stop by the Big Pine Paiute tribal offices to kick off the start their 3rd year as a farmer's market!! The market will be held every Friday night through September 18th and will stay open until the sun goes down! Visit their Facebook page at Nawanaki-ti Market or contact Alan Bacock at 760-938-2003 for more information.

Are you hosting a healthy event and would like to see it here? Email communitywellness@toiyabe.us
Healthy Eating
Best practices, resources and healthy food tips for you and your community.
Why a healthy diet is getting costlier in emerging economies
Why a healthy diet is getting costlier in emerging economies
  • Food as economic development: First Nations is hosting a 2 day workshop teaching tribal leaders about ways to make local food initiatives produce money for the community!
  • The food industry has changed how our taste buds work: High rates of obesity may be attributed to the number of chemicals that make up today's food flavor profiles. Fifty years ago, there were less than 700 flavor chemicals meant to mimic naturally occurring foods on the market. In today's America, there are more than 2,200
Active Living
Exercise is strong medicine
Two of our tribal communities, Bishop and Lone Pine, and the Bishop City Park, have outdoor exercise equipment that is available to give a full cardio workout. It's free and fun! Click here to download the Basic 20 Minute Workout for Beginners, and encourage your patients, clients, and family and friends to give it a try.

Too hot to workout outside? Try the Playing for Healthy Choices deck of cards, which keep movement lively, fun and easy to do indoors. Contact us if you would like a deck to use with your program.

Commercial Tobacco-Free Environments

Youth and Tobacco

The Inyo County Tobacco Coalition is focusing efforts on educating our community on e-cigarette use among teens. In Inyo County, 37% of 9th graders and 13% of 7th graders have tried e-cigs.

Click here to download the flyer, Electronic Cigarettes - What's the Big Deal? to learn more!


California is working to increase the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. "Nine in 10 smokers take up the habit by age 18, according to the American Lung Association in California, and 36,000 California kids start smoking each year."




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Toiyabe Indian Health Project, Inc.
52 Tu Su Lane
Bishop, CA 93514
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.