This confluence of perceived need, high risk, and limited data in Native communities motivated Partnerships for Native Health to collaborate with Stanford University and the University of Colorado to better understand, intervene on, and mitigate ADRD-related health disparities experienced by AI/ANs and NHPIs. The NAD-RCMAR will work to:
- Assemble resources and provide mentorship to early-career underrepresented minority scientists for sustained careers in ADRD research, with a focus on AI/AN and NHPI populations;
- Recruit RCMAR scientists, especially those of AI/AN, NHPI, and other underrepresented minority backgrounds, to conduct social and behavioral pilot studies in ADRD research;
- Promote advances in ADRD research and increase the number of independent underrepresented minority researchers, with an emphasis on AI/AN and NHPI health faculty, who can address the health and well-being of AI/AN and NHPI elders, improve health disparities, and foster gains from the individual to the societal level.