CRST 2017Spotlight On CAICH

Acoma Pueblo Butterfly Dancers

 The Acoma Pueblo Butterfly Dancers will demonstrate their dance style at Johnson County Community College on Friday, Nov. 17th and at the Etkwagek Mawtteshnowen | Fall Gathering Powwow on Saturday, Nov. 28th. Check out the AIHREA Newsletter for more information...<Read More>

Spotlight On Ryan Goeckner

Ryan first became familiar with the Center for American Indian Community Health (CAICH) through Dr. Sean M. Daley at the Center for American Indian Studies while attending Johnson County Community College. Volunteering with the Center and taking several of Dr. Daley's classes sparked his interest...   <Read More>

Information for Researchers

The Center for American Indian Community Health (CAICH) is made up of four Cores that provide services for researchers who want to work with American Indian communities, including the Administrative & Community Engagement Core, the Education Core, the Environmental Health Core, and the Methods Core.   <Read More>

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 mission is to improve the physical, mental, spiritual, and cultural health of American Indian communities and individuals throughout Kansas, the region, and the nation through collaborative research, education, and service.  Our vision is health equity and equality for all American Indians.

CAICH serves multiple purposes for both KUMC and the American Indian communities we serve.  First and foremost, we strive to bring together researchers and American Indian communities for the purpose of conducting quality community-based participatory research to reduce health disparities.  Community-based participatory research is mandated by the majority of American Indian communities for anyone wishing to conduct research with them.  We provide significant assistance to researchers who do not have the experience or connections in the community that we have.  Second, we enhance the image of KUMC in American Indian communities locally, regionally, and nationally through culturally appropriate programs and provision of services.  Third, we increase the number of American Indians entering the health professions and health research careers through educational pipelining activities.  Fourth, we provide services to American Indian communities locally, regionally, and nationally to improve health, health literacy, and educational attainment.

Last modified: Jul 27, 2017
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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


  • Fall Gathering Powwow | Nov. 18, 2017 | Mayetta, KS | More info
  • 2nd Annual American Indian Culture & Art Extravaganza | Dec. 9, 2017 | Johnson County Community College | More info