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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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