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Caring Contacts: A Strength-Based Suicide Prevention Trial In 4 Native Communities Project Update

Phase 2 of the Caring Contacts study is now underway, and all sites are actively enrolling participants. In Phase 2, we have applied the cultural adaptation feedback gathered in Phase 1 and are conducting a randomized, controlled clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of the culturally tailored Caring Contacts intervention. With the cultural adaptation of the study intervention, one of our aims is to increase social connectedness with study participants, with the goal of decreasing suicidal ideation and attempts.

Prevention Of Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy (AEP) In American Indian Communities: A Pre-Conception Approach Webinar Available

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.

The webinar was presented on May 13th as part of the Native Center for Alcohol Research Education (NCARE) Webinar Series.

Presentation slides can be viewed and downloaded here.

Research Center Update: NAD-RCMAR

NAD-RCMAR funds social and behavioral pilot studies that advance the field through its Research Education Program, a career development program that provides early- to mid-career investigators the skills and mentorship to better advance Alzheimer’s disease research. » More ...

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Update

The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s Outreach, Recruitment, and Education Core (ADRC ORE) participated in two major events in 2018: the 39th Annual Yakama Elders Luncheon held in Toppenish, WA, in May, and the National Indian Council on Aging’s biennial elder’s conference held in Temecula, CA, in September. » More ...

Project Update: Rhythm And Timing Exercises

The Rhythm and Timing Exercises for Cerebrovascular Disease in Older American Indians study is in its final project year. The study has about 75% of its required research cohort, and recruitment should finish this year. In April, Principal Investigator Lonnie Nelson and Research Coordinator Trevor Slaney will visit one of the research sites to discuss the importance of research in collaboration with Native communities and explain how the study engages the community.

Upcoming Webinar: Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy Prevention in American Indian Communities: A New Randomized Controlled Trial of a Preconceptual Approach

Join us Monday, May 13th, 2019, 12PM-1PM PDT for the next webinar in the Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE) Series, Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy Prevention in American Indian Communities: A New Randomized Controlled Trial of a Preconceptual Approach with Drs. Michelle Sarche and Jessica Hanson.

This presentation will explain the importance of a preconceptual approach to alcohol-exposed pregnancy prevention, detailing efforts to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancy in American Indian communities in particular. It will illustrate 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.

This webinar is free but registration is required.

Please register here.

 

Research Center Update: Native-CHART

In November, Native-CHART held its 3rd Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Center investigators and staff, community action board members, and Satellite Center leads met to discuss the study’s progress. All field work and outreach has begun for the three community-based interventions, with the support of the Cores and the modifications that were discussed at the Annual Meeting. Native-CHART has launched its fourth year with new momentum, ready to tackle research questions and publish new data.

Upcoming Webinar: Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy Prevention In American Indian Communities: A New Randomized Controlled Trial Of A Preconceptual Approach

Join us Monday, May 13th, 2019, 12PM-1PM PDT for the next webinar in the Native Center for Alcohol Research and Education (NCARE) Series, Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy Prevention in American Indian Communities: A New Randomized Controlled Trial of a Preconceptual Approach with Drs. Michelle Sarche and Jessica Hanson.

This presentation will explain the importance of a preconceptual approach to alcohol-exposed pregnancy prevention, detailing efforts to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancy in American Indian communities in particular. It will illustrate 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.

This webinar is free but registration is required.

Please register here.

Engaging Native Hawaiians & Pacific Islanders And Activating Communities To Take Steps (ENACTS) Webinar and Presentation Available

In this webinar, Dr. Ka’imi Sinclair discussed the project, “Engaging Native Hawaiians & Pacific Islanders and Activating Communities to Take Steps (ENACTS).” The event was live on Wednesday, April 2, 2019 and was presented as part of the Native-Controlling Hypertension And Risk Through Technology (Native-CHART) Webinar Series.

 

Click here to view and download the webinar slides

 

Recordings of previous webinars can be found here.