Where people live can affect their health more than they realize. Air pollution is often worse in low-income areas compared with wealthy neighborhoods.
NIMHD Community Health and Population Sciences Feature Articles
Read about several NIMHD-funded community-based programs to promote health and prevent disease in diverse minority and health disparity populations.
Fresh Food for the Osage Nation: Researchers and a Native Community Work Toward Improved Food Resources and Food Sovereignty
Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear and Assistant Chief Raymond Red Corn had a vision for their Osage—or Wah-Zha-Zhi—tribe. Their vision was to achieve food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture for the Osage Nation, a Native American tribe living in rural northeastern Oklahoma.
From a young age, growing up in rural northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Amy Kind, M.D., Ph.D., witnessed and understood how a person’s environment can influence their health—for better or for worse.
De Madre a Madre: Lay Health Educators Reach Out to Help Hispanic Women Successfully Navigate Pregnancy
Pregnancy and caring for newborns can be daunting times of life for new mothers, with unanticipated challenges and obstacles.
A study in Massachusetts has found that concentrations of two air pollutants, nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter, decreased significantly between 2003 and 2010, but African Americans and Hispanics living in the city continued to be exposed to a greater share of the pollutants than other racial and ethnic groups were.
Culture plays a substantial role in reducing disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations; experts acknowledge culture’s critical importance to intervention success and sustainability.
The Native CARS (Native Children Always Ride Safe) Partnership: A Journey towards Improving Child Passenger Safety
In the early 2000s, Northwest Tribes were concerned about the impact of motor vehicle–related injuries and deaths on their communities.
An NIMHD-funded study is examining some of the factors, including poverty, that predict depression in patients with chronic disease.
The purpose of this initiative is to work with communities to use place-based interventions to improve health and prevent disease.
The Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research Walks Beside, Not In Front of, Diverse Hawaiian Communities to Control Diabetes
Native Hawaiians are twice as likely to develop diabetes as Whites living in Hawaii and four times more likely to die of stroke. These are the kinds of health problems being addressed by the Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research and its network of community partners.
The Bigger Picture campaign helps foster a community of youth activists and leaders with diabetes who speak out about their condition.
An NIMHD-supported study finds that the longer Filipino immigrants live in the U.S., the more likely they are to be obese – but only if they migrated before age 30.