The Culture is Prevention Project: Measuring Culture As a Social Determinant of Mental Health for Native/Indigenous Peoples


This journal article focuses on Phase 4 of the Culture is Prevention Project, where the Cultural Connectedness Scale – California (CCSCA) was validated with a sample of 344 Indigenous adults in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. It was found that the CCS-CA is a valid and reliable strength-based instrument, and the conclusion that culture is a social determinant of mental health/well-being for Indigenous/Native peoples is supported.

 Related Topics

Card image

Card image
Social Determinants of Health

Card image
Native Americans and First Nations

Card image
Indigenous Knowledge

Data & Metrics

Collage of images of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with teal, olive green, golden yellow, and burnt orange transparent overlays. Bold white text on charcoal background at the top reads
BIPOC Health Equity Library
Published on 09/27/2022
Photo of an Indigenous person holding a drum. Behind them is a scene of a lake and forested mountains.
Indigenous Knowledge Library
Published on 08/04/2022