Membership Types

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The Center for American Indian Community Health is always ready to accept new members.  Though we are based in the School of Medicine, we accept members from all KUMC and KU campuses, as well as other regional institutes of higher education.  Anyone who has an interest in improving the health of American Indian communities is welcome to become a part of our team.  Consider joining today!

Types of Membership

Faculty Members

Full Member:

  • Faculty appointment at KUMC or a partner/collaborative college or university
  • Evidence of American Indian focused scholarship:
    • Key personnel on a funded American Indian focused grant in the last 3 years

– OR –

    • Authorship on at least one peer-reviewed American Indian focused journal article in the last 3 years

– OR –

    • Course Director/Instructor for an American Indian focused course in the last 3 years

Associate Member:

  • Faculty appointment at KUMC or a partner/collaborative college or university
  • Interest in improving health disparities in the American Indian community

Staff Members

Full Member:

  • Staff appointment at KUMC or a partner/collaborative college or university
  • Staff member on an American Indian focused project at least 60% time
  • Authorship on at least one peer-reviewed American Indian focused journal article in the last 3 years OR authorship on at least one American Indian focused scientific poster or oral presentation in the last 3 years
  • Work full-time at the annual health and wellness pow wow (this is waived for the first year of membership; new members are asked to work the event during the first year of membership)
  • Work at a minimum of 2 additional events in the American Indian community per year (this is waived for the first year of membership; new members are asked to work the 2 events during the first year of membership)

Associate Member:

  • Staff appointment at KUMC or a partner/collaborative college or university
  • Interest in improving health disparities in the American Indian community
  • Work part-time at the annual health and wellness pow wow (this is waived for the first year of membership; new members are asked to work the event during the first year of membership)
  • Work at a minimum of 1 additional event in the American Indian community per year (this is waived for the first year of membership; new members are asked to work 1 event during the first year of membership)

Affiliate Members

  • Does not need affiliation with a college or university
  • Must be nominated by a full or associate member of CAICH
  • Voted on by the Executive Committee of CAICH

 Benefits of Membership

Free to Members:

  • Ability to apply for CAICH small grant mechanisms
  • Ability to apply for travel funds to conferences to present research focused on American Indians
  • Ability to apply for funds for community events to assist with research agenda or provide outreach to American Indian communities
  • Assistance with grant submission and collection of Just-in-Time information for American Indian focused projects
  • Use of CAICH Community Advisory Boards for project planning, implementation, and dissemination of results
  • Assistance with understanding and maintaining compliance and human subjects research issues in American Indian communities, including necessary permissions, letters of support, etc.
  • Advertisement and dissemination of research, service, and educational opportunities and results through our website, newsletters, annual reports, Community Research Forums and other events, and partner organizations (as approved by partners)
  • Possibility of student help for projects through CAICH Scholars in the MPH program (depends on student availability and interest)
  • Possibility of summer student intern help for projects (depends on student availability and interest)
  • Regular updates on current events in Indian Country

Fee-for-Service:

Please Note:  Our fee-for-service items are available to anyone, regardless of membership.  CAICH members receive a discount.  Our fee schedule is currently under revision and will be available shortly.

  • CBPR study design
  • Transcription and qualitative data analysis
  • Database design, data entry, and data cleaning (through the Department of Biostatistics)
  • Statistical analysis (through the Department of Biostatistics)
  • Recruitment assistance in American Indian communities
  • Poster printing
  • Collection of Healthy Homes assessment data
  • Laboratory analysis of Healthy Homes assessment data (through the Children’s Mercy Hospital Allergy and Immunology Laboratory)

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Last modified: Feb 08, 2017
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Membership Application

For more information on membership, please contact:

Shelley Bointy, MSW, Assistant Director for Administrative Affairs

1-913-588-2708

mbointy@kumc.edu

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