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CAICH provides a variety of services to researchers, American Indian communities, and the greater Kansas City community.  Each year, CAICH members spend over 2,000 hours working directly in American Indian communities.

Training Opportunities

CAICH is pleased to provide trainings about different aspects of American Indian history and cultures, as well as working with local, regional, and national Native communities. We will provide topic-specific trainings if requested for anyone at KUMC or elsewhere. If you are interested in having a cultural or in-service trainings, please contact Mr. Jason Hale, CAICH Assistant Director for Community Engagement and Education.

Volunteer Opportunities

CAICH sponsors and co-sponsors a variety of events throughout the year that are often require reliable volunteers to be successful.

  • The American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance (AIHREA) holds two powwows per year. The Our Nations' Energies Health and Wellness Powwow is held every May at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) and the Etkwagēk Mawttėshnowėn "Fall Gathering" Powwow and Community Research Forum is held annually on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in November.  For more information and to sign up as a volunteer for these events, visit the AIHREA website.
  • CAICH frequently provides primary care health screenings and health education at local, American Indian focused events.  To get involved or learn more information, contact Mr. Jason Hale at
  • A variety of events including film screenings and panel discussion are held at KUMC during American Indian Heritage Month (November).
  • In association with AIHREA, CAICH also sponsors the American Indian Art and Culture Extravaganza at JCCC during the holiday season.
Last modified: Jan 09, 2020
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Mailing Address:

Mailstop 1030
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160

Physical Address:

4125 Rainbow Blvd.
2nd Floor
Kansas City, KS 66160

Main phone: 913-588-0866
Toll-free: 855-55-CAICH (or 855-552-2424)
Fax: 855-315-0055