Researchers working with Indigenous communities to better deliver heart-health information – Brock News

March 16, 2023

In the weeks leading up to a heart attack, most people experience classic symptoms that if recognized and treated, can prevent the attack from happening.

While this and other heart-health information is readily accessible to the public, that is not the case in many Indigenous communities, says a Brock University research team.

“We need to educate our people on heart disease because it is pretty rampant in Indigenous communities,” says Michelle Bomberry, Research Assistant in the Heart Innovation Research Program and current PhD student at Brock University.

“With all the literature and educational resources out there, something is still missing,” she says. “We’re trying to find out how to get the message across; it’s a paradigm shift that we need to do with our entire community.”

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