Indigenous Health Indicators

Type: 
Health
Climate Programs
Literature
Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
Organization: 
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
Description: 

The overarching aims of the project are to create and test a set of community-based indicators of indigenous health specific to Native American tribal communities in the Puget Sound/ Salish Sea region of the Pacific Northwest. Indigenous Health Indicators (IHIs) are necessary because current U.S. government public health regulations and policies are based on a position that views risks and impacts as objective measures of dose-response assessments and physiological morbidity or mortality outcomes but does not otherwise connect them to social or cultural beliefs and values integral to Native American definitions of health.

Category: 
Public health, Tribal Health, TK, Environmental Health, Climate Change, data