The Diabetes Talking Circles
Online Tutorial

Diabetes Talking Circles is a new and effective way to help solve one of the most serious health risks for Native Americans — the epidemic of type 2 diabetes.

The Talking Circles model is now recognized by the U.S. Indian Health Services as a culturally appropriate way to share knowledge and bring about behavioral changes that increase wellness among Native Americans.


This online tutorial provides free downloadable materials for use by trainers who will lead Diabetes Talking Circles in their communities. 

Support for this online tutorial is provided by the Seva Foundation; The Centers for Disease Control - Native Diabetes Wellness Program; and the Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program.

Get an overview and background information about the Diabetes Talking Circles curriculum. Read introduction.

Curriculum Materials
All the materials you need to lead Diabetes Talking Circles are available for downloading — free of charge. Download materials.

The Eagle Books: Stories about Growing Strong and Preventing Diabetes 
This set of childrens books were developed by the CDC Native Diabetes Wellness Program —  order them free of charge.

These materials were produced with support from the National Institutes of Nursing Research grant #R01NR04722, Felicia Schanche Hodge. Dr.PH, Principal Investigator, Center for American Indian Research and Education (CAIRE), University of California, Los Angeles; Lorelei De Cora RN BSN, Field Project Director, Seva Foundation Native American Diabetes Project; Betty Geishirt-Cantrell, MSSW, MBA, Project Director, CAIRE, University of Minnesota; and Arnell Hinkle, RD, MPH, Collaborating Investigator, CANFit.



Diabetes Wellness

Read more about Seva's work to address the deadly epidemic of type 2 diabetes affecting Native Americans.
Native American Work
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Annual Report
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