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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.”

 

 

March 14th: World Kidney Day

Unmanaged diabetes and hypertension can lead to chronic kidney disease. March 14th is World Kidney Day and this year’s theme is Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere! Check out this social media toolkit from World Kidney Day that provides information about World Kidney Day and how to promote #worldkidneyday online. Additional resources can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

The video and presentation slides from our latest webinar, Contingency Management as a Tool for Alcohol Use Disorders among American Indian and Alaska Native People, with Dr. Michael McDonell are now available to view. The presentation from this event as well as our previous webinars can also be viewed here.

 

Click here to view and download presentation slides

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

Join us on February 19th, 12 – 1pm PST for our next webinar in the NCARE Series.

Although American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities have some of the highest alcohol abstinence prevalence rates compared to the general U.S. population, alcohol-related health inequities disproportionately impact AI/AN communities. Despite the need for evidence-based treatment options, little is known about effective alcohol treatments for AI/AN people. In this webinar we will discuss 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. The CM intervention has been implemented in alignment with existing cultural and community practices and with Elders and community leaders as champions of the intervention. The CM intervention provides rewards that are culturally tailored, specific and practical.

This webinar is free, but registration is required.

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Psychiatry and Addictions Case Conference Series

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