The University of Colorado Denver (UCD), School of Public Health, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Center of Excellence in Eliminating Disparities (CEED) is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) REACH U.S. (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health across the U.S.) to serve as a national center of expertise related to implementing, coordinating, refining, and disseminating evidence-based public health programmatic activities to eliminate health disparities in diabetes and cardiovascular disease among American Indians and Alaska Natives. The primary goal of the UCD CEED REACH U.S. Project is to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) and their risk factors in urban American Indians and Alaska Natives. These disparities will be addressed through the implementation and expansion of a community-based curriculum—Honoring the Gift of Heart Health—among the 36 Urban Indian Health Programs of the Indian Health Service and through our support and guidance of urban Indian communities in pursing policy and environmental change designed to reduce diabetes and CVD risk among urban Indian populations.
2011 - 2012 Legacy Award Recipients:
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic - Oklahoma City, OK
Native Americans for Community Action, Inc. - Flagstaff, AZ
Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley - San Jose, CA
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