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India Ornelas Weeds Out Cancer Risks with Garden Project

Posted: 3/13/2017 (CSDE in the News)

India Ornelas, CSDE Affiliate and Assistant Professor of Health Services at UW, was recently profiled for her gardening project, a seemingly unconventional approach to improving population health. The initiative–Yeego Gardening–teaches gardening to Navajo communities in hopes of weaving the practice into the community fabric. In turn, gardening¬†will improve activity levels and diet, cutting risk factors for cancer. You can read more about the project below.

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