Exploring Innovative Approaches to Supporting Active Living in Native American Communities
The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3) is a national, award-winning Native American nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health in Native American communities and encouraging healthy activities through sports and cross-country camps.
The foundation serves Native American populations and tribal nations, each with its own culture, language, history, and traditions. Its grantmaking program provides communities with the tools, information, and inspiration to support healthy and active living and benefit children’s health.
JBA provided consultation to develop three stories depicting the ways in which foundation grantees have infused, promoted, and developed active living in their communities. Tasks included—
- Developing interview guides
- Planning, scheduling, and conducting in-depth interviews
- Transcribing recorded interviews
- Analyzing qualitative data
- Developing the stories
Each story includes an introduction and overview of the state of physical activity interventions in Native American communities, a summary of findings, and recommended next steps for the field of active living.
Erica Blue Roberts, Ph.D., M.H.S.
Senior Research Associate
Erica Blue Roberts has more than 10 years of experience in program evaluation and analysis, applied social science research, and technical assistance. She...
Kate Lyon, M.A.
Kate Lyon has 20 years of experience in program evaluation, applied social science research, and evaluation technical assistance. Her areas of expertise...