Things To Do Indoors
The winter months can often find us spending more time inside than usual. With those New Year's resolutions, often including things like being more active or losing weight, we can get discouraged quickly. So here are a few tips to keep you busy and keep you on track... <Read More>
Spotlight On Joe Pacheco
Joseph Pacheco is an American Indian-Latino researcher at KUMC purusing a PhD in Health Policy. He serves as Program Manager for a web-based smoking cessation study (based on All Nations Breath Of Life) under the guidance of Dr. Won Choi and Dr. Christine Daley. Read more about CAICH members...
Education at CAICH
We believe that education is one of the most important things on which American Indian youth should focus. We also believe that it is how we will truly begin to address the health disparities that face Native people. In the photo above Jason Hale speaks with students at KUMC. <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.
Feb 09, 2018