Indoor Air Quality 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. 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.
- The Tribal Training & Resource Directory was created to consolidate helpful resources for tribes who are interested in starting or expanding indoor air quality (IAQ) programs in their communities. Look for the mouse icon next to all the clickable links in this resource to learn more about each topic and explore resources that aid in the development of IAQ programs.
- The Tribal Air Website contains information about many tribal policies and initiatives on air quality.
- For environmental justice air quality case studies, grant availability, technical tools and notes from meetings or conferences, visit EPA's Environmental Justice Website.
- Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) The following links exit the site
- The National Native Commercial Tobacco Abuse Prevention Network 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 is a one-stop connection to resources to assist you develop commercial tobacco abuse prevention efforts.
Indian Health Service: Tobacco Control Task Force, “Tobacco Control Strategic Plan” , highlights how community readiness can be fostered in a healthcare setting.