Osage Nation Grants Office
AmeriCorps Indian Tribes FY 2012
The proposed AmeriCorps Planning Grant~~Project: Healthy Futures is a proposal for change within the Osage Nation. The collaborative effort between the various departments within Osage Nation and the community began as a way to combat the disproportionate burden of disease and disability suffered by those living in our communities. As we worked within the communities served by Osage Nation to gather accurate data over the years and work to combat the effects of chronic disease conditions and address the risk factors; we realized we were not creating the change needed for our residents. With a year of diligent planning we believe a sound program can be developed to address the effects of chronic disease conditions and address risk factors utilizing the unique capabilities of AmeriCorps members.