Issues Related to the Health of American Indians and Alaska NativesThe Coming of the Blessing: A Successful Cross-Cultural Collaborative Effort for American Indian/Alaska Native FamiliesArnold, Carol M. PhD, RN; Aragon, Denise AD; Shephard, Janet MSW; Van Sell, Sharon L. EdD, RN, PAHMAuthor Information T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences—Dallas Center, The Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing, Texas Woman's University, Dallas (Dr Arnold and Ms Van Sell); Shoshone and Arapahoe Early Head Start 0-5, Ft Washakie, Wyoming (Ms Aragon); and March of Dimes, Dallas, Texas (Ms Shephard). Correspondence: Carol M. Arnold, PhD, RN, Texas Woman's University, T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences—Dallas Center, The Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing, Dallas, TX (email@example.com). Family & Community Health: July/September 2011 - Volume 34 - Issue 3 - p 196-201 doi: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e3182196279 Buy Metrics Abstract This case study describes how the desire of an American Indian community in Wyoming grew into an American Indian/Alaska Native women's advisory committee, a culturally appropriate prenatal education booklet, and a national initiative for a nonprofit organization. The work began by bringing together women from 13 different nations and tribes, gaining the trust of the American Indian/Alaska Native women and working together to create an award winning booklet and a national initiative to support culturally appropriate prenatal education to every young American Indian/Alaska Native woman across this nation. Reservations from Wisconsin to Alaska have received this program for their young women. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.