Research

Research


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A Community Approach to Enhancing Adolescent Health among Rural American Indians

The goal of this one-year study is to assess community readiness and obtain preliminary data to inform the development of a sexual and mental health program for AIAN adolescents. Readiness is the degree to which a community has the capacity and is prepared to take action on an issue and consists of six dimensions that...

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Capacity Building from the Inside Out: Adapting the CITI Ethics Certification Training Module “Assessing Risk and Benefits” for American Indian Community Researchers

http://iwri.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Consent-RETI-Stamped-Consent-form.pdf The overarching goal of the project is to strengthen research capacity and increase AIAN community involvement in NIH-funded research by developing and psychometrically validating a Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) training that is relevant, passable and accessible

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Caring for our Generations

This project explored maternal health behaviors, maternal substance use, risk factors for substance use during and after pregnancy, and protective factors that support healthy maternal behaviors. This study had five aims: 1) Conduct qualitative formative research with mothers aged 18-55, Native health providers, elder/traditional healers, and Native youth; 2) Conduct survey interviews with community members to establish baseline data related to maternal health outcomes, protective health behaviors, risk factors for substance use during and after pregnancy, and social support for mothers; 3) Develop a culturally-based intervention targeting adult AI mothers in the Northwest; 4) Translate and disseminate the findings to the tribe and prepare translational materials for community members and service providers; and 5) Expand research infrastructure at Lummi Tribal Health Clinic and increase research capacity in the tribal community.

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Caring for our Generations supplement: HIV/AIDS Supplement to Caring for our Generations

This project is a supplement to the Caring for Our Generations Project and explores risk and protective factors related to HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis-C, and other STIs.

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CBPR with Tribal Colleges-Universities: Alcohol Problems-Solutions More Info

This research project aims to conduct the first study of alcohol related problems at TCU and is the preliminary research needed to develop culturally appropriate and sustainable alcohol interventions at Northwest Indian College (NWIC) and other tribal colleges in the U.S. by using a community-based participatory research approach.

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Colville Tribes Youth Diversion Evaluation More Info

This was an evaluation of a tribally-administered youth diversion program

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Community Needs Assessment for Chlamydial Screening among Young American Indian Women Living in the Pacific Northwest

The goal of this study is to gather preliminary data to inform the development an intervention to increase chlamydial screening and treatment among AIAN women living on or near the reservation. The long-term goal of this work is to reduce the morbidity caused by chlamydia and decrease racial disparities in the burden of chlamydia among...

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Developing a Computer-Based Intervention to Prevent HIV among Native American MSM

The project initiated the development of an online HIV preventive intervention for substance-using Native American MSM. Incorporating a social networking peer component, it was designed to provide a culturally grounded intervention that facilitates positive sexual health behaviors, decreases substance use and HIV risk behaviors, and provides the peer support that may best address the men’s...

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ETHICS: Ethics Training for Health in Indigenous Communities Study

ETHICS aims to help ensure tribal community researchers have all the tools necessary to conduct ethical research, and includes a national tribal cultural adaptation of the CITI human subjects training that is relevant and makes sense in the settings in which they work.

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Growing Our Own Students and Faculty

This was an innovative NARCH-funded (IHS/NIH) training program that addresses the isolation experienced by many tribal faculty, staff, and students as they seek higher education and professional careers, and ties the educational process to development of research partnerships aimed at addressing health disparities.

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