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Center for American Indian Community Health

The Center for American Indian Community Health (CAICH) began in 2010 as a National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities funded Exploratory Center of Excellence. Our goal is health equity and equality for American Indians. We believe to have a healthy community, all types of health must be included, including physical, mental and emotional, spiritual and cultural.

We use community-based participatory research, meaning we include community members in all aspects of our research and most of our research team is made up of American Indians. By doing this, we can make sure that we address the health issues that are most important to the community and that our programs are done in an appropriate and respectful way.

We work daily to develop and implement programs to close health disparities in rates of cancer, diabetes, cigarette smoking, and other important health issues. In the process, we are carful to honor and respect the unique cultural framework that is so important to a healthy lifestyle.




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AIHREA O.N.E. Pow Wow - May 7-8, 2016

Our Annual Pow Wow will be Saturday and Sunday, May 7th and 8th, at the JCCC Gymnasium in Overland Park, KS. Dance contests, health screenings, vendors and concessions. Free to the public.

Details and more events here

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Read more about American Indian health topics and efforts to improve the health of American Indians:

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Last modified: Nov 24, 2015
Contact Us

CAICH logoMailing Address:
Mailstop 1030
3901 Rainbow Blvd. 
Kansas City, KS  66160
Physical Address:
4125 Rainbow Blvd.
(second floor) 
Kansas City, KS 66160
Main phone: 913-588-0866
Toll-free: 855-55CAICH or 855-552-2424
Fax: 855-315-0055