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Healthy Living in the Pacific Islands Initiative

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Resource Type

  1. Observational study


  1. Additional Topic(s)
    chronic diseases
  2. Additional Topic(s)
  3. Additional Topic(s)
    healthy lifestyle
  4. Resource Description
    Goal: The goal of the HLPI initiative is to reduce the disparity in prevalence of chronic diseases by respecting cultural values using community based, holistic, collaborative, sustainable approaches in Pacific Island communities. Solutions: A healthy lifestyle impacts many parts of our environment: * Local food production and consumption: Helps keep money within the local economy, and reduces the need for imported food * Traditional practices: Many traditional food production techniques and lifestyles were more sustainable and healthier. * Decreased health costs: A healthy population doesn't require so many expensive health services. This frees up money for other important areas such as education. * Healthier environment: Many of the actions we take to become healthier ourselves can lead to a healthier island environment. Local food doesn't generate so much trash. Walking saves gas and reduces air pollution.
  5. Contact
    Novotny, Rachel, Ph.D.
  6. PI
    Novotny, Rachel, Ph.D.
  7. Topic
    diabetes mellitus
  8. Study Population
    Pacific Islanders
  9. Website(s)
  10. Funded by
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
  11. Performed by
    Novotny Lab
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Copyright © 2016 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College
The eagle-i Consortium is supported by NIH Grant #5U24RR029825-02 / Copyright 2016