The Center on Native Elder Health Disparities (CNEHD) is a 5-year, program project grant funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research on Quality and is designated as one of the nine Excellence Centers to Eliminate Ethnic/Racial Health Disparities.
This center 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 through developing, testing, and disseminating innovative strategies by which to reduce health disparities within this special population.
The work of the center is organized in terms of 4 core components and 4 research projects. The core components include: an Administrative Core, a Community Liaison Core, an Investigator Development Core, and a Methods/Data Analysis Core. The research projects include: Diabetes Care, Immunization, Smoking Cessation, and Cancer Screening and Prevention.