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Project Update: AI STOMP

The American Indians Stop Smoking by Mobile Phone (AI STOMP) project has finished recruitment, with 346 participants from five states enrolling in the study. » 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.

 

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Recordings of previous webinars can be found here.

Webinar: Engaging Native Hawaiians & Pacific Islanders and Activating Communities to Take Steps (ENACTS)

Join us for the next webinar in the Native-Controlling Hypertension And Risk Through Technology (Native-CHART) Series Engaging Native Hawaiians & Pacific Islanders and Activating Communities to Take Steps (ENACTS) with Dr. Ka’imi Sinclair.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Compared to Whites, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop these conditions. While medication can help control blood pressure, it is often not enough. Eating foods low in sodium/salt and high in potassium can help lower blood pressure. The goal of the Engaging Native Hawaiians & Pacific Islanders and Activating Communities to Take Steps (ENACTS) study is to teach NHPIs how to better manage their blood pressure by choosing and eating foods lower in sodium/salt and higher in potassium.

Dr. Ka`imi Sinclair will discuss the ENACTS study, including how its educational curriculum was developed and how participants were recruited.

The webinar will be April 2nd from 11-12 PST. The event is free, but registration is required.

 

Native Children’s Research Exchange (NCRE) 2019

The Native Children’s Research Exchange (NCRE) 2019 conference will be held on September 12th and 13th with an opening reception on Wednesday September 11th.

Visit the NCRE conference website to:

Tribal Early Childhood Research Center Summer Institute Scholarship Applications Available

Scholarship applications are open for the Tribal Early Childhood Research Center Summer Institute at Johns Hopkins University!

The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center will host a Summer Institute from July 15-19, 2019 at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for American Indian Health. The TRC Summer Institute provides graduate level coursework and mentorship to students interested in pursuing research and/or evaluation related to American Indian and Alaska Native early childhood programs such as Head Start, Home Visiting, and Child Care.  In addition to completing the 2-credit Early Childhood Research with Tribal Communities course, TRC Summer Institute participants will meet with core faculty for targeted mentoring and will learn more about the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health’s graduate public health degree and certificate programs.

To learn more about the Summer Institute and apply, visit the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health websiteScholarship application materials  are due May 1, 2019.

Partnerships for Native Health Founding Director Receives 2019 Faculty Women of Distinction Award

Dedra Buchwald, M.D., Professor of Medicine in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University and Director of the Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health, has received the 2019 Faculty Woman of Distinction Award. Dr. Buchwald will accept the award in March during National Women’s History Month.

The annual Washington State University Women of Distinction Awards celebrate “the achievements and contributions of women to the academic and local community, and to our society.”