Native American Diabetes Project
Welcome to "Strong in Body and Spirit"!
Thank you for being here. Today is a day of celebration! This program, "Strong in Body and Spirit," is the fruit of years of labor by many different people from many walks of life. You probably know some of the people who have worked on this project. They include:
The Native American Diabetes Project consists of all of these people working together to bring you and your family and your community this program. We believe the result is a program in which you can take great pride. That's why we are so pleased to have you participate in these meetings. We care about you and your family!
- Tribal governors and other leaders
- Tribal health workers (especially Community
- Interested community members (interviewers, artists)
- Indian Health Service professionals (doctors, nurse
practitioners, physician's assistants, nurses,
nutritionists, health educators, administrators,
and others from the local service unit, area, and
- University of New Mexico professionals (physicians,
nurses, health educators, exercise specialists,
nutritionists, graphic artists, support staff)
We are excited about taking this journey together. So let's get started. Let's sit back and relax and begin our journey with a story written especially for you by Georgia Perez, of Nambe Pueblo.
Janette Carter, MD, Director
Georgia Perez, Field Coordinator
Susan Gilliland, MPH, Project Coordinator
University of New Mexico
Department of Medicine