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Native Tradition, Environment, and Community Health (TEACH) Project

Published: June 13, 2013
Audience:
Environmental Regulatory Enhancement
Tags:
Native Tradition

Learn About the Native Tradition, Environment, and Community Health (TEACH) Project

2012

The Native Tradition, Environment, and Community Health (TEACH) Project began in 2008 with a small collaborative grant funded by the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences.  The primary purpose of the original project was to identify the core concepts of Native Environmental Health Science, as distinct from the mainstream western understanding of the discipline. The grant was an administrative supplement for the University of Washington’s Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health (CEEH), and the funds were shared with the Northwest Indian College.  While the project funding officially ended in 2010, the work has continued with the support of the CEEH Community Outreach and Ethics Core and the Tribal partnerships that the project helped foster.