This research project aims to better understand these issues by examining the social determinants of health of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes among Native American people from a Native/Indigenous perspective.
Using this perspective, this paper considers the unique indigenous factors (i.e. historical trauma, self
determination, cultural activities, etc.) in better understanding the role and impact of the social determinants of health among Native people. The goal of this research project is to: 1) provide a research framework to guide
the NB3 Foundation’s approach to addressing childhood obesity in Native communities, 2) begin to analyze
the current infrastructure for collecting available public data and 3) investigate the gaps and issues with data
collection, access and dissemination.
Notah Begay III Foundation