On November 8th and 9th, Partnerships for Native Health hosted the third annual meeting for Native-Controlling Hypertension and Risk Through Technology (Native-CHART) in Seattle, Washington. Some highlights from the gathering include the following:

  • Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula, Professor and Chair of the Department of Native Hawaiian Health at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, presented his research on race, discrimination, and blood pressure.
  • Jason Umans provided training and guidance on the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Hypertension Guidelines.

Attendees also received updates on Native-CHART’s three current projects:

  • Our partners at Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska, discussed their progress with Blood-Pressure-Improving Control among Alaska Native People (BP-ICAN).
  • Washington State University researchers presented an update on Engaging Native Hawaiians & Pacific Islanders and Activating Communities to Take Steps (ENACTS).
  • Our partners from the Chickasaw Nation and the University of Oklahoma updated attendees on the Chickasaw Healthy Eating Environments Research Study (CHEERS).