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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.

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.

UW Psychiatry and Addictions Case Conference Series (UW PACC-ECHO)

Partnership for Native Health’s research center, the Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE) and University of Washington Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Integrated Care Training Program are pleased to offer free weekly case conference sessions for behavioral health practitioners.

UW Psychiatry and Addictions Case Conference series (UW PACC-ECHO) is a CME-accredited* program for providers who want to improve the mental health and addictions care for their patients.

The free weekly sessions are held every Thursday from 12:00pm-1:30pm PST via Zoom conference or telephone. You can register for the series here.

*CME credits currently not available in Alaska

NCARE Highlighted in Addiction Professional Magazine

Check out the latest issue of Addiction Professional Magazine to learn more about Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE) and CHOICES, one of NCARE’s emerging pilot projects.

You can find the full article here

Harm Reduction Talking Circles (HaRTC) for Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives with Alcohol Use Disorder Webinar

The Harm Reduction Talking Circles (HaRTC) project is a collaboration between researchers, patients, traditional healers, and the Seattle Indian Health Board to integrate a harm-reduction approach with the Native tradition of the talking circle. In this webinar, the project co-leaders, Drs. Lonnie Nelson and Susan Collins, discussed the project’s aims, development, and implementation.

Presentation slides can be viewed and downloaded here.