Spirit Within Project: CDC Tribal Wellness Grant

State: Colorado

Client(s): CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Services: Training & Technical Assistance, Applied Research & Evaluation

Technical Expertise: Native American/American Indian Health Services, Primary Care, Health Disparities


The Spirit Within Program is a partnership with Denver Indian Health and Family Services (DIHFS), an Urban Indian Health Clinic, and JSI. This project creates a Native Wellness Coordinator to connect Natives in the Denver area with traditional, cultural, and spiritual resources available in the community to help address health disparities in Diabetes.

JSI's role is to provide technical assistance for project activities and an overall evaluation of the effectiveness of the program. This program utilizes strong partnerships and community expertise to ensure culturally relevant and meaningful outcomes.