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Healthy Hearts 2–P60 project More Info

  • To improve the cardiovascular health of Northwest American Indians, new health programs might help community members protect themselves against diabetes, obesity, tobacco use, and depression. The Healthy Hearts, Healthy Minds research study is developing a culturally-adapted counseling program to address depression symptoms in AIs who are pre-diabetic or have diabetes. The goals of this study are to improve symptoms of depression which may be a barrier to taking care of one’s diabetes properly, where improperly treated diabetes can lead to cardiovascular-related health problems. Researchers will see how the program affects self-treatment for diabetes, food and exercise habits, symptoms of depression, weight, blood pressure, and blood test results like cholesterol and blood sugar.
  • More information on the Research Core website