A Decade of Tribal Environmental Health Research: Results and Impacts from EPA's Extramural Grants and Fellowship Programs

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities have been inextricably linked to their environments for millennia. Because of their reliance on natural resources to maintain traditional diets, lifeways, customs and languages, there is a unique need for tribal-focused research to identify impacts of pollution, dietary exposure, cumulative risk and climate change as well as to inform decisions to reduce health risks in these areas.

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American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities have been inextricably linked to their environments for millennia. Because of their reliance on natural resources to maintain traditional diets, lifeways, customs and languages, there is a unique need for tribal-focused research to identify impacts of pollution, dietary exposure, cumulative risk and climate change as well as to inform decisions to reduce health risks in these areas.

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Keyword Tribal Health, American Indian Communities, Alaska Native Communities, Traditional Diets, Traditional Customs, Environment, Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Pollution, Environmental Health
Date Of Record Creation 2019-01-26 19:50:21
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Date Last Modified 1/12/2015 13:05
Language English
Date Record Checked: 1/12/2015 13:01 (W3C-DTF)

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