Wednesday, January 24, 2018

More in EHP: Traditional Ecological Knowledge offers a different perspective on environmental health

Many persistent health disparities exist between Native Americans and other racial groups in the United States. As part of a broader effort to address these shortfalls and their root causes, the authors of a new commentary in Environmental Health Perspectives highlight the value of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) to Tribal epidemiology and medicine. Although perspectives on health and disease often differ widely between Western scientists and Native American and Alaska Native cultures, the authors write, they also have many parallels and can complement one another.
Read the rest at Environmental Health Perspectives.

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