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Health Concerns for Native American Youth: A Culturally Grounded Approach to Health Promotion

Author: Weaver, Hilary N.
Author Background:
Date 1999
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Human-Behavior-in-the-Social-Environment
Volume/Pages 2(1-2) 127-143
Subject Matter Health, Native American, Youth
Abstract Examines health behaviors of 75 Native American youths at five sites in the northeastern US via administration of preventive health curricula, emphasizing cancer risks in their dietary practices & recreational tobacco use, as well as cultural identification. Links were found between cultural identification & health behaviors. Culturally grounded preventive health interventions led to improved health behavior with native youth at some sites, but not others. 24 References. Adapted from the source document