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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 25, Issue ​2

The new issue ofAmerican Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research is now available! The current issue features work of researchers from across the country and examines:
  • Characteristics of binge drinking among AI adolescents
  • Demographic, social, and mental health aspects of AI/AN adolescents in Hawai‘i
  • Behaviors affecting cardiovascular health in AI/ANs in relation with place-based historical trauma
  • Physical activity habits of Navajo cancer survivors and barriers to physical activity
  • A review of postpartum depression screening tools and the appropriateness for use with AI/AN women

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