Filters, Coupled with Digital Health Program, Reduced Arsenic Levels by Nearly Half in Study Participants in Households Relying on Well Water in American Indian Communities

A community-led water-testing project made up of households that rely on private well water with high arsenic levels saw on average a 47 percent drop in participants’ urinary arsenic levels after filters were installed and a digital health program was implemented, according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Over the two-year study period, participating households received phone calls to encourage use of the filter and a reminder to replace the filter cartridge.

FSU faculty provide insights into Native and Indigenous histories for Native American Heritage Month

By: Jenny Ralph | Published: November 6, 2023 | 10:29 am | SHARE: Native American Heritage Month, observed during November, serves as a reminder of the significant contributions, rich traditions and ancestry of Native and Indigenous peoples.Professors at Florida State University study and explore various aspects of Native and Indigenous histories and contemporary lived experiences and are available to provide context and insights.

GW Expert Available: Developing sustainable and inclusive tourism among Indigenous communities in the United States

Native tourism, tourism that directly engages Indigenous tribes, is booming in North America and there’s been significant growth and interest in places like South Dakota. On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, one professor at the George Washington University is highlighting the continued…

Early crop plants were more easily ‘tamed’

Plants are capable of responding to people and have behaviors comparable to tameness, according to authors of new research that calls for a reappraisal of the process of plant domestication, based on almost a decade of observations and experiments.

ACP says Federal Government Needs to Improve Health Support for Indigenous Communities

Indigenous populations continue to suffer significant barriers and disparities in health care, due in part to the federal government failing to provide adequate health support and services for these communities, says the American College of Physicians (ACP) in a new position paper. ACP says that policymakers have an obligation to fulfill the federal trust responsibility to provide equitable health care and other services to Indigenous populations in the U.S., including sufficient financial resources to support their care. The full policy paper is published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Seizures in the Canadian Arctic: A public health crisis, hidden in plain sight

He set out to research the effect of polar day-night patterns on seizure frequency and epilepsy. He found something he never expected: a public health crisis in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, relevant to geographically isolated communities and Indigenous peoples.

ITEP releases report examining effects of climate change on Indigenous peoples, lands and culture

As the climate changes and land, air and water are at risk, Native Americans, Alaska Natives and other Indigenous peoples are seeing their water sources dry up and their land disappear under rising sea levels. under attack from rising global temperatures. Researchers at the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals brought together a diverse group of more than 100 authors to produce a first-of-its-kind report that provides an in-depth looks at what tribal nations are doing to protect against the climate crisis.

Leading Health and Cancer Advocacy Groups Unite to Reduce Racial Disparities in Cancer Care

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) presented new ideas for overcoming inequality in oncology. The recommendations address how medical systems often disproportionately fail minority patients.

Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Added Risks to Native Americans Amid COVID-19

Media contact: Cynthia Medina, [email protected], 848-445-1940 New Brunswick, N.J. (Mar. 25, 2020) – Rutgers scholar Camilla Townsend is available to discuss the historical susceptibility of Native Americans to disease and the heightened public health concerns among tribes due to COVID-19. “In January,…