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This report contains summaries of ten of the 36 Tribal health projects funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The purpose of this report is to share some of the ideas and experiences of these innovative health programs with Tribes, agencies serving American Indian health, and individual with an interest in American Indian health.Each summary provides an overview of the project, as well as several resources for Tribes to obtain more information.The projects included in this publication address a variety of health issues: 1) financing medical services; 2) domestic violence; 3) motor vehicle injuries; 4) children with special needs; 5) substance abuse prevention; 6) care for elders; 7) inter-generational activities; 8) healing through sweat lodges; and 9) maternal and child health. Suggestions for designing, funding, and implementing future programs are offered in the conclusion of this report.

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