Tag Archive for: Mental and Behavioral Health

Understanding Sleep Facilitators, Barriers, and Cultural Dimensions in Native American Urban Youth

Authors: Alina Palimaru, PhD, MPP, Ryan Brown, PhD MA, Wendy Troxel, PhD MS, Daniel Dickerson, DO MPH, Carrie Johnson, PhD, Elizabeth D'Amico, PhD MA

Publication Year: 2020

Last Updated: August 2020

Journal: Sleep Health

Keywords: Childcare; Health Disparities; Mental and Behavioral Health; Sleep Health


Short Abstract: Background: AI/AN youth are a high-risk group for sleep problems and associated conditions. AI/AN youth are a high-risk group for sleep problems and associated chronic conditions. Urban AI/AN youth may face certain challenges, including specific psychosocial stressors (e.g., discrimination) and environmental factors (e.g., noise, light) that render them particularly vulnerable to poor sleep health. However, few studies have explored AI/AN adolescent sleep.


Source: Link to Original Article.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7529658/

Type of Resource: Peer-reviewed scientific article

Traditional Food Practices, Attitudes, and Beliefs in Urban Alaska Native Women Receiving WIC Assistance

Authors: Amanda Walch, PhD, MPH, RDN, Philip Loring, PhD, Rhonda Johnson, PhD, Melissa Tholl, BS, RDN, Andrea Bersamin, PhD

Publication Year: 2019

Last Updated: March 2019

Journal: Journal of Nutritional Education Behavior

Keywords: Nutrition; Population Information; Traditional Diet; Traditional Foods; Food Sharing Networks


Short Abstract: Background: Traditional foods play an important cultural role in AI/AN populations and have been associated with psychological and psychosocial health and well-being. Low rates of traditional food intake have been reported to negatively impact food security, diet quality, and overall health. It is unknown to what extent urban Alaskan Native individuals consume traditional foods and the knowledge and attitudes they have about traditional foods.


Source: Link to Original Article.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8731265/