Native American Heath Disparities, what can be done?
Authors: Gary Arthur
Tribes: All Tribes
This case explores the state of Native American health and the significant health disparities that exist between Native Americans and other populations. Health disparities have historic and inter-generational roots. Forced displacement from their ancestral environments followed by assimilation and legislative acts and laws that compromised the health of Native Nations has been a centuries old challenge for good health and well-being. New approaches to address the health needs of Native Americans are explored. Prevention and treatment strategies that connect with culture and traditions may be the pathway for current and future generations to achieve a state of wellness that can turn the tables on illness and disease.