The Administrative Cores does the following:
- Provides an administrative structure that promotes excellence in research and research capacity-building specific to improving the health and well being of older adults in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
- Plans and carries out an interdisciplinary, 1culturally grounded, problem-oriented research program of major scientific and programmatic importance to the health status and functioning of older American Indians and Alaska Natives, with particular emphasis on understanding and improving:
a. quality of diabetic care;
b. delivery of clinical preventive services such as immunization;
c. cancer detection, treatment, and aftercare; and
d. smoking cessation.
- Structures and pursues career development opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native investigators through intensive mentorship within the applied health research program described herein.
- Disseminates the results of this work as a means of guiding the design, conduct, and interpretation of future research specific to understanding and reducing the health disparities that plague older adults in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
- Assists individuals, provider organizations, and other institutions of higher education in planning and implementing similar health research and in maximizing the relevance of its outcomes for application in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.