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Cultural Humility in Practice: Promoting an Inclusive Environment for Those We Serve

This webinar took place on June 9th, 2021, with Dr. Gary Ferguson.

As we work to address health equity, many of us strive to be culturally competent. Framing our efforts through the lens of cultural humility enriches our mission to be as inclusive as possible. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines cultural humility as “a life-long process of self-reflection and self-critique whereby the individual not only learns about another’s culture, but one starts with an examination of their own beliefs, and cultural identities.” In this talk, we will explore how to apply this perspective to the work we do in promoting healthy communities.

Dr. Ferguson, ND (Unangax/Aleut) serves as Faculty and Director of Outreach & Engagement at Washington State University’s Institute for Research and Education to Advance  Community Health (IREACH) located in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Presentation slides can be viewed and downloaded here.

Call for Applications for the NCARE Pilot Project Program

We are pleased to share our Call for Applications for the Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE) Pilot Project Program. Letters of Intent will be due May 28th, 2021 to native.care@wsu.edu.

This Call for Applications is aimed at promoting innovative research projects that focus on reducing the burden of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) in American Indian and Alaska Native communities (AI/AN) and that will subsequently lead to future external funding.

While preference will be given to junior investigators, mid-career and senior researchers who have not conducted alcohol intervention research in Native communities are eligible to apply.

Please refer to the Call for Applications page for eligibility criteria, full application details, and application forms.

 

The Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education

NCARE is supported by the National Institute On Alcohol Abuse And Alcoholism under Award Number P60AA026112

The Relationship between Prenatal Alcohol, SIDS and Stillbirth: The Safe Passage Study

On July 29, 2020, Dr. Amy Elliott and Ms. Jyoti Angal provided an overview of the study design, methods, and primary outcomes from the Safe Passage Study, the largest international prospective study of the relationship between prenatal alcohol exposure, stillbirth and sudden infant death syndrome. They highlighted unique cultural and ethical aspects of conducting research in American Indian communities and presented strategies for dissemination of results in scientific and non-scientific communities.

Dr. Elliott is Chief Clinical Resource Officer for Avera McKennon Hospital and a Professor/Co-division Chief in the Department of Pediatrics, University of South Dakota School of Medicine.
Ms. Angal is the Director of Clinical Research for the Avera Center for Pediatrics and Community Research and project director for the Safe Passage Study.

Presentation slides can be viewed and downloaded here.

WEBINAR – The Relationship between Prenatal Alcohol, SIDS and Stillbirth: The Safe Passage Study

This presentation provided an overview of the study design, methods, and primary outcomes from the Safe Passage Study – the largest international prospective study looking at the relationship between prenatal alcohol exposure, stillbirth and sudden infant death syndrome. Unique cultural and ethical aspects of conducting research in American Indian communities are highlighted. Finally, strategies for dissemination of results in scientific and non-scientific communities were presented.

Featuring Dr. Amy Elliott, Chief Clinical Resource Officer for Avera McKennon Hospital and a Professor/Co-division Chief in the Department of Pediatrics, University of South Dakota School of Medicine, and Ms. Jyoti Angal, the Director of Clinical Research for the Avera Center for Pediatrics and Community Research and project director for the Safe Passage Study

Wednesday, July 29 | Noon – 1 p.m. PDT

Call for Applications for the Pilot Project Program

We are pleased to share our Call for Applications for the Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE) Pilot Project Program. Letters of Intent will be due May 29th, 2020.

This Call for Applications is aimed at promoting innovative research projects that focus on reducing the burden of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) in American Indian and Alaska Native communities (AI/AN) and that will subsequently lead to future external funding.

While preference will be given to junior investigators, mid-career and senior researchers who have not conducted alcohol intervention research in Native communities are eligible to apply.

Please refer to the Call for Applications page for eligibility criteria, full application details, and application forms.

Transition to Recovery Webinar

In this webinar (presented October 30th, 2019), project members described the intervention including motivational interviewing sessions and the patient navigation support commonly provided to participants. In addition, they will discussed the challenges to facilitating transitions to recovery for particularly vulnerable consumers including those experiencing chronic homelessness.

Presentation slides can be viewed and downloaded here.

Pilot Project Grant Program: Call for Applications

In this webinar, presented on September 4th, 2019, Dr. McDonell reviewed applicant eligibility, requirements for the letter of intent and the grant application, and answered webinar attendee’s questions.

*2021 Applicants, please note:

  • An NCARE liaison is no longer required to apply
  • Project must be completed in 18 months or less
  • This is the final NCARE call for applications
  • LOI due May 28, 2021 to native.care@wsu.edu
  • Full application due July 30, 2021 to native.care@wsu.edu

Presentation slides can be viewed and downloaded here.

Pilot Project Grant Program: Call for Applications & Webinar

The Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE) Pilot Project Grant Program intends to fund and foster innovative research projects that focus on reducing the burden of alcohol use disorders in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The secondary intent of the Pilot Project Grant Program is to support and provide mentorship to junior investigators during the development of their novel approaches to improving the lives of American Indian and Alaska Native people.

This call for grant applications is to promote research projects that focus on reducing the burden of alcohol use disorders in AI/AN communities that will subsequently lead to future external funding. Preference will be given to junior investigators, although mid-career and senior researchers who have not conducted alcohol intervention research in Native communities are also eligible to apply.

Initial application materials must be submitted for first review by September 30, 2019, at 4:30PM PST.

For those interested in learning more about the NCARE Pilot Project Grant Program or the application process, we invite you to join Dr. Michael McDonell on our next webinar, Wednesday September 4, 2019 10:30-11:30AM PST. Dr. McDonell will review applicant eligibility as well as requirements for the letter of intent and the grant application, and will answer webinar attendees’ questions. Please Register Here

Prevention of Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy (AEP) in American Indian Communities: A Pre-conception Approach

In this webinar Drs. Michelle Sarche and Jessica Hanson explained the importance of a preconceptual approach to alcohol-exposed pregnancy prevention, detailing efforts to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancy in American Indian communities in particular. They discussed how these efforts have informed the design and implementation of a new randomized controlled trial of Native-Changing High-risk Alcohol Use and Increasing Contraception Effectiveness Study (Native CHOICES) (an adaptation of CHOICES) with one Northern Plains American Indian community.

Presentation slides can be viewed and downloaded here.

Contingency Management as a Tool for Alcohol Use Disorders among American Indian and Alaska Native People Webinar

Presented February 19th, 2019

In this webinar Dr. Michael McDonell discussed contingency management as a treatment for alcohol use disorders. Contingency management (CM) is an intervention in which tangible reinforcers (rewards) are provided when a patient demonstrates abstinence assessed by urine drug tests. Two projects evaluating CM as a tool for intervening in alcohol use disorders among AI/AN people are currently ongoing.

Presentation slides can be viewed and downloaded here.