Cultural adaptation of non-communicable disease health promotion and education programs for North American Indigenous populations: A systematic review

Investigator: Trudy Nasmith, MS

Location(s): United States


In the United States, alcohol use disorder disproportionately affects the American Indian and Alaskan Native (AIAN) population, and can lead to significant health complications. While alcohol use disorder treatments do exist, it is unclear how beneficial these are for AIAN individuals, or whether traditional healing methods may be effective in conjunction with conventional treatment. The population in Tuba City, Arizona is comprised primarily of AIAN individuals. Despite being located in an alcohol free area, there are many admissions to hospital for acute alcohol intoxication and withdrawal. Alcohol use disorder has not been previously looked at in this population.