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IAQ in Tribal Communities

American Indian and Native Alaskan communities may be disproportionately affected by health problems associated with poor indoor air quality, such as lung cancer.1 However, many actions can be taken to improve IAQ in tribal communities to slowly begin to change those statistics.

This Website can help you improve IAQ in your tribal community. You can find information to educate your community about the simple actions they can take to improve their IAQ and protect their health, as well as examples of how other tribes have created sustainable community outreach and education programs.

American Lung Association's (ALA) page on Racial/Ethnic Differences exiting EPA

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EPA Resources

Communities in Action for Asthma Friendly Environments Online Network AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org exiting EPA is designed for community-based asthma programs and organizations that sponsor them — including representatives of health plans and providers, government health and environmental agencies, tribal communities, nonprofits, coalitions, schools and more.

EPA's National Radon Action Month Activities or the Asthma Community Network  exiting EPA can help you identify other community organizations for partnership in your area.

Additional Resources

National Native Commercial Tobacco Abuse Prevention Network

The National Native Commercial Tobacco Abuse Prevention Network exiting EPA is committed to preserving the sacred status of traditional tobacco and its ceremonial / sacred uses. The national network is a diverse community of American Indian / Alaska Natives leading commercial tobacco abuse prevention efforts throughout Indian Country. KeepItSacred.org exiting EPA is a one-stop connection to resources to assist you develop commercial tobacco abuse prevention efforts.

Indian Health Service: Tobacco Control Task Force

The “Tobacco Control Strategic Planexiting EPA, developed by Tobacco Control Task Force (TCTF) representatives from the Indian Health Service (IHS),  highlights how community readiness can be fostered in a healthcare setting.

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Have you planned a successful and sustainable community program? If so, we would like to know. Please send us an e-mail at iaqtribal@epa.gov describing the program, and that program could be highlighted here. We will follow up with the program directly to gather more information and permission to use their story.

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