The Genesis Program is under the oversight of the Tribal Health Department. The Genesis Program was developed in 1995 for children as a visual, culturally specific, basic introduction to prevent the onset of diabetes in youth. The Genesis Program offers diabetes awareness education, nutrition, physical activity, breastfeeding promotion and support.
The Genesis Program is a Grant Funded Program through Indian Health Services – Special Diabetes Program for Indians.
To provide awareness of the benefits of family physical activities, healthy food choices and breastfeeding through home visits, hands-on demonstrations and community outreach.
To improve the quality and longevity of life to our children and parents.
· Educate children, school personnel & GRIC families about diabetes and prevention methods;
· Slowly elicit behavior changes, that will help prevent the onset of diabetes in youth;
· Promote regular daily exercise and healthy food choices;
Promote Genesis programs through community outreach and education;
Promote Physical Activities;
Promote Nutrition Education;
Promote Breastfeeding Program - Support, Guidance;