Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Partnerships
IHS/HHS and NIKE, Inc. MOU
The purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to encourage cooperation
and collaboration between NIKE and the Indian Health Service (IHS) to identify
opportunities for NIKE and the IHS to work together to inform and educate American
Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals and communities about healthy lifestyle
and healthy choices. The goal of the parties’ collaboration is to use the
strengths and expertise of both organizations to improve and enhance the health
and fitness of AI/ANs throughout the United States.
NIKE and IHS agree to collaborate in the following areas:
- Promote healthy lifestyle and healthy choices for all AI/ANs through program
activities, such as co-sponsored educational and informational events, marathons,
and sports demonstration.
- Improve communication with and among Tribes and Tribal
organizations to exchange information relevant to healthy lifestyles and fitness
choices in an effort to combat diabetes, a disease that affects nearly 13 percent
of the AI/AN population.
IHS/HHS and AGENCY for CHILDREN YOUTH and FAMILIES MOU
The purpose of the MOU is to provide preventive health support services for
early Head Start and Head Start grantees.
IHS/HHS and FEDERAL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH MOU
The purpose of the MOU is to provide
funds for smoking cessation program for IHS employees.
For more information, visit the Health
Promotion/Disease Prevention web site
or comments, contact the HPDP web