The CRIHB Advancing California Opportunities to Renew Native health Systems (ACORNS) is a CDC Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country funded project.

The project seeks to empower AIAN communities in California to promote policies, systems and environmental (PSE) change strategies –focused on reducing tobacco use and exposure, promoting physical activity and healthy eating and preventing chronic disease and the related risk factors. Twenty tribes and tribal organizations were awarded these CDC funds, the new initiative aims to prevent heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and associated risk factors in American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages through a holistic approach to population health and wellness.

The CRIHB ACORNS overall project approach  is comprised of two Phases which allow tribes and tribal health programs an opportunity to conduct community health assessments (CHA) and create corresponding Community Action Plans (CAP).