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Health Translations

Keywords: health translations, health informatics, medical information

In our study of people with diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease in Flint, Michigan, we found people actively trying to manage their health in the face of poverty, potentially violent conditions, high stress, and a distrust of institutionalized medicine. More specifically, we observed people translating the health information they're handed into the context of their everyday lives - creating local strategies for chronic illness management.

Health Translations

In our study of people with diabetes, high blood pressure, and kidney disease in Flint, Michigan, we found people actively trying to manage their health in the face of poverty, potentially violent conditions, high stress, and a distrust of institutionalized medicine. More specifically, we observed people translating the health information they're handed into the context of their everyday lives - creating local strategies for chronic illness management.