Projects & Programs


Healthy Hearts Across Generations

  • The major goals of the study were to (a) conduct a qualitative study to determine Native experiences with food, nutrition, exercise and barriers and facilitators to a CVD prevention program; (b) survey a stratified random sample of 375 adult American Indians from tribal rolls to establish preliminary CVD and CVD-risk prevalence; (c) design a culturally relevant CVD intervention and training materials; (d) conduct a randomized controlled trial of the intervention with 240 at-risk parents; and (e) disseminate findings and prepare translational materials.