Health report: Prenatal vitamin use up, substance use down among Native mothers
October 21, 2020
TSAILE, Ariz. - The Navajo Epidemiology Center and Diné College recently released its "2020 Navajo Nation Maternal and Child Health Needs Assessment," which incorporates traditional understandings of health on the Navajo Nation.
The report was developed collaboratively between the Navajo Native American Research Centers for Health Partnership (NNARCH), Diné College Northern Arizona University and the Navajo Department of Health.
"Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of mothers and children here on the Nation," said Amber-Rose Waters, project coordinator with Diné College's public health program. "We listened to the voices of parents, grandparents, teens, elders and others in order to make this report as complete and useful as possible."