Our vision is to advance the boundaries of health equity research to create innovative interventions to support healthy aging in Indigenous and Rural populations.
The Mission of the Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team is to support an environment of team science to conduct community-based participatory action research on diabetes and dementia in Indigenous and rural communities with the aim of achieving health equity.
Interdisciplinary Team Science to Address Rural and Indigenous Health Disparities
The origin of the name, Memory Keepers” Medical Discovery Team is significant. In many Indigenous cultures, respected adults and elders are responsible for preserving sacred medicine bundles, songs and stories. In this spirit, the research we undertake to preserve brain health will enable American Indian and rural communities to continue to benefit from the wisdom of their older adults and elders far into the future.