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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 3

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 multi-method study examining the potential relationship between sense of coherence and historical trauma among AI youth
  • An examination of the factor structure of the Psychological  Sense of School Membership scale in two samples of AI adolescents
  • Evaluation of an evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment intervention used in three AI health clinics in Minnesota
  • A study looking at differences for in-hospital mortality, length of stay, and discharge disposition between rural and urban AI/ANs

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