'we're changing our ways": Women as primary caregivers and adaptations of food and physical activity related health behaviors in semi-rural and rural American Indian/Alaska Native households
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe how women are redefining and co-constructing their caregiving roles in households while balancing responsibilities as productive members of the workforce. Explain, from women's own voices, what are the facilitators and barriers of leading their households to adapt towards healthier food and physical activity behaviors. Demonstrate the application of study findings for family-focused food and physical activity interventions for similarly disadvantaged populations across the US and developing countries facing a nutrition transition.
Keyword(s): Women's Health, Caregivers
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a student co-investigator and project coordinator on the OPREVENT project focusing upon obesity and diabetes prevention and developing and implementing family-based interventions for American Indian populations.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.