Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Among Native Americans: The Eagle Adventure Program


Fox, Jill; Jackson, Teresa; Miracle, Sarah; O’Hara, Ursula; Parker, Stephany


<p>Eagle Adventure (EA), developed in collaboration between a Tribal Nation and university partners, is based on the Eagle Books published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The books and EA are based in the tradition of Native American storytelling and cultures but speak to all children. EA reinforces making healthy choices to grow-up healthy and prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. EA uses the socioecological model as a framework for program components and social cognitive theory constructs to address behavior change. Since 2010, over 6,000 students have participated in EA in partnership with numerous tribes throughout Oklahoma.</p>