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Center for American Indian Community Health

The Center for American Indian Community Health (CAICH), 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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Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas
Annual Pow wow

Aug. 29-31, Horton, Kan.

Community Research Forum
and Contest Pow wow

Nov. 8, Douglas County Fairgrounds,
Lawrence, Kan.

Details and more events here

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Read more about our efforts
to improve the health of
American Indians:

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Your donation allows us to continue as a vital resource for American Indians with these programs:

Last modified: Jan 27, 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