Indigenous Knowledge and Practices May Reduce Chronic Diseases in Native American Communities


This blog explores Native Americans' higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease compared to all other racial groups. It outlines how stress, trauma and racism occur at high rates within Indigenous communities, but have not been explored as potential contributors to cardiometabolic diseases. It introduces an Indigenous-led research team who examined this link, and found increasing evidence that culturally specific health behaviors and activities can lessen the negative effects of these stressors.

 Related Topics

Card image
Cardiovascular Diseases

Card image
Health Equity

Card image

Card image
Native Americans and First Nations

Card image
Indigenous Knowledge

Data & Metrics

Banner graphic reads
Accessibility and Disability Equity Library
Published on 09/01/2022