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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 27, Issue 1

In the new issue, authors explore an interesting range of topics related to AI/AN health across the lifespan, including: :
  • An evaluation of an after-school prevention program for AI youth, with a focus on the importance of partner-researcher collaboration
  • An evaluation of community awareness of an underage drinking prevention campaign on rural California Indian reservations
  • An assessment of the risk and protective factors that influence AI/AN youth graduation expectations
  • Interviews with AI/AN people who inject drugs to better understand barriers and challenges to seeking care
  • The validation of the Cultural Connectedness Scale--California and measuring culture as a social determinant of mental health

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