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Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health


The mission for the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH) is to promote the health and well-being of American Indians and Alaska Natives, of all ages, by pursuing research, training, continuing education, technical assistance, and information dissemination within a biopsychosocial framework that recognizes the unique cultural contexts of this special population.

New Journal Issue​​​

Volume 26, Issue 1

The new issue of American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research is now available! The current issue features work from researchers across the country and includes:
  • A program evaluation of the 34-year-old Remember the Removal Program for Cherokee youth

  • An analysis of sources of stress among American Indian adults with type 2 diabetes

  • An exploration of Navajo healers' perspectives on commercial tobacco use in ceremonial settings

  • An examination of Through the Diamond Threshold, a community-based training program for treatment of substance use disorders with American Indians​

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