Center for Alaska Native Health Research
Institute of Arctic Biology
205 Arctic Health Research Building


Phone: 907-474-5528

1-888-470-5576 toll-free within Alaska 

Fax: 907-474-5700

Yup'ik Experiences of Stress and Coping

Yup’ik communities have voiced concern about the prevalence of stress and its effects on health. This project developed a way of assessing stress in a Yup’ik cultural context and, more importantly, how Yup’ik people find healthy ways of coping with stress.

The goal of the project was to better understand stress and coping in Yup’ik communities to inform culturally grounded stress-reduction interventions.

Inna Rivkin, Ph.D., Project Leader
NIH, National Center for Research Resources 
under the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence Program

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