Real People | Extraordinary Change

Healthy Native Communities Partnership Inc. (HNCP) is a non-profit organization that supports capacity building, leadership development, partnership, and networking so that Native communities realize their own vision of wellness.

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HEALTHY NATIVE COMMUNITIES FELLOWSHIP develops and supports teams of change agents to lead creative wellness strategies in Native communities.  Native Teams from across the country gather for intensive learning that is hands-on, collaborative and grounded in Native cultural and spiritual teachings. 


JUST MOVE IT is a North American campaign successfully engaging Indigenous communities in promoting physical activity. More than 420 Just Move It partner programs from across the US and Canada have already joined this movement. They share their experiences and creative solutions at www.justmoveit.org


NATIVE WELLNESS RESOURCE NETWORK supports Tribes and Native Communities to share best and promising practices for wellness. Local Wellness Champion Forums connect people to share ‘what works’ for wellness in Native communities


NATIVE HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS CENTER

helps Native communities to amplify their unique voices for wellness through training in digital storytelling, social marketing, media advocacy, and health literacy.

Today, the more than 4.1 million American Indians and Alaska Natives, representing over 566 Tribes, are suffering the worst health status of any group in America. Native people are impacted largely from preventable illnesses, at much higher rates and at much younger ages than the rest of the U.S. population


When it comes to doing something about disparities in health, investing in communities to generate change works. We know that people in local communities have the passion, tradition and commitment needed to take the first and most powerful steps toward wellness. With a strong network and tools, they can mobilize powerful practices that are right for their communities.


Share your support for HNCP’s efforts with Native communities - working to realize their own vision of wellness by clicking the Donate button

NATIONAL GATHERING - Time to Come Together -- It is time to gather the Partners.


Mark your calendars for

HNCP’s First National Gathering -

November 11,12, and 13 – in San Diego, California


Click here for more information


It is time to join together with the other Healthy Native Communities Partners who are promoting physical activity through Just Move It, who are creating and sharing powerful Digital Stories, Fellows who are alumni of the Healthy Native Communities Fellowship, and Partners who are creating regional wellness networks.


All across North America, more than a 1500 Healthy Native Communities Partners are working to create a healthy future for the next generations of our Indigenous Nations


- More than 300 Fellows are bringing all the voices in their communities together to plan and choose wise actions to move towards their own vision of wellness

- More than 450 Just Move It partner programs are pushing back against the waves of chronic disease by getting thousands of indigenous people of all ages moving 

- More than 500 participants in Creating Community Circles for Change are sharing what works for wellness and linking together to support each other in Regional Wellness Networks

- Hundreds of Digital Storytellers are creating and sharing powerful authentic stories of strength, struggle, and resilience


What if? ….


What if we could bring all of these amazing people together

– to learn from each other and share what is working to bring change to their communities? 

– to support each other by sharing questions and challenges?

– to create a movement for wellness rooted in the traditions, culture, and wisdom of indigenous communities?


Let’s not just talk about it.


Let’s Do It!


We’ve got a date – November 11,12, and 13


We've got a place – the Bahia Hotel in sunny San Diego, California


More information will be shared over the next few weeks. 


Click here to sign up to receive updates about how to register for your place at the table, details like registration costs and lodging reservations, and how you can help design & organize this amazing gathering

New Mexico Regional Gathering - More than 140 Partners working for wellness in Native Communities in New Mexico, the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Nation have registered to join us for a three day statewide gathering

Strengthening Wellness through

Community Engagement and Leadership - 

• April 29,30 and May 1 in Albuquerque

• May 6,7, and 8 in Santa Fe. 

Registration has closed as of April 17 - click here to sign up to receive more information about other upcoming events in New Mexico

HNCP is hiring!

Healthy Native Communities Partnership, Inc., is looking for two highly qualified individuals to join our Shiprock-based team, serving Native Communities across North America

Program and Contracts Coordinator. This position provides day-to-day program and contract coordination, and record keeping associated with program services.  Serve as main contact for members, program contractors, consultants, and other partners. The ideal candidate will have outstanding customer service skills, and proven experience in providing administrative support and coordination for multiple programs and projects - including communication, record keeping, and bookkeeping. Salary $30,000

Applications are accepted online at

http://bit.ly/HNCPPCCapply and will close on May 9, 2014


Membership and Community Network Officer. This position recruits, engages, and supports more than 1,500 partners across North America who are working at the local level to create a healthy future for their Native Communities and Nations. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors or higher degree in Community Health, Business Administration, Communications, Journalism, or Marketing; outstanding customer service skills, and proven experience in online community & membership marketing, team, and network management. Salary $40,000

Applications are accepted online at

http://bit.ly/HNCPapplyMCNOfficer and will close on May 9, 2014


for more information, write apply@hncpartners.org

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