Our Mission

Housed at the NPAIHB Tribal EpiCenter, the NW NARCH program is part of a national research and science education program that includes input from tribes, tribal organizations, and universities.

Our Vision

Our main goal is to improve tribal health by increasing the numbers of tribal people who are engaged in biomedical and social science research and who can bring the benefits of academic research into their communities.

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Tribal Researchers' Cancer Control Fellowship Program

Designed to increase research capacities and build research skills among AI/AN researchers who will design and implement cancer-related research projects within their tribal communities.

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Research Support Fellowships for American Indian & Alaska Native Undergraduate & Graduate Students

Financial support for undergraduate and graduate AI/AN students conducting research in the biomedical and social sciences.

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Evaluating our Effectiveness in Improving Asthma Care for Children & Adolescents

Assessing the success of community interventions intended to reduce asthma attacks in the homes of AI/AN families.

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Applied Biostatistics and Data Science for American Indians & Alaska Natives

Specialized training for AI/AN health professionals and students seeking to enhance their quantitative skills.

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Summer Research Training Institute for American Indian & Alaska Native Health Professionals and Students

An intensive three-week summer research training program designed for health professionals and students interested in tribal health issues.

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Internship Program

Paid summer internships for AI/AN science students at NPAIHB or another approved site.

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Public Health Research Academy for Tribal High School Students

Introducing junior and senior AI/AN high school students to the diverse world of public health sciences and public health research.

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2020 Health Conference  Archive

The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention – Intro   Overview – Jani Ingram, Professor, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, Northern Arizona University

Utilizing Electronic Health Records (EHR) Alerts to Improve Child Passenger Safety in Northwest Tribal Communities – Candice Jiménez, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Raising Healthy Native Youth: AI/AN Inclusive Pathways for Adolescent Health – Michelle Singer, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

How the ANTHC is Developing Immersive Holograms to Promote Substance Use Dialogue in Alaska Native Communities – Tim Collins, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

NTP I: Community Action Board – Charene Alexander, Northwest Indian College

Community -> Research -> Action: a NARCH Example – Bill Freeman, Northwest Indian College

“It’s Time for a Change, I Need to, I Have to”: Turning Points in Recovery from Substance Misuse among Individuals with the Lived Experience of Homelessness in Anchorage, Alaska  Alicia Marvin, University of Alaska Anchorage

Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center – Victoria Warren-Mears, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium – Timothy Thomas, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

California Tribal Epidemiology Center – Vanesscia Cresci, California Rural Indian Health Board

University of Washington – Karina Walters, University of Washington

Alaska Native Patient and Provider Perspectives on the Multi-target Stool DNA Test Compared with Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer Screening – Diana Redwood, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Alaska Native Epidemiology Center

Gynecologic Cancer Incidence and Mortality among American Indian/Alaska Native Women in the Pacific Northwest, 1996-2016 – Mercedes Weisenberger, Oregon Health and Science University

Native Spirit Boys & Girls Club: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Culturally- grounded After-school Program for American Indian Youth in an Urban Setting – Amanda Hunter, University of Arizona

Exploring Methodologies of Decolonizing and Indigenizing Research Methods – Danica Brown, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Developing a Study of Colorectal Cancer Risk and Protective Factors among Alaska Native People Using a Community Based Participatory Research Framework – Sarah Nash & Diana Redwood, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Establishment of an Oral Health surveillance System in Western Alaska Using the Electronic Dental Record – Timothy Thomas, Director of Clinical and Research Services Department in the Division of Community Health Services, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Indigenized Colville Tribal Research – Randall Gottfriedson, SimHayKin Jack, and Kookguma Scumhist Jack, Colville Confederated Tribes

Thomas Becker, PI
tbecker@npaihb.org
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Ashley Thomas, Senior ProgramManager
athomas@npaihb.org

 

Grazia Cunningham, Project Manager
gcunningham@npaihb.org

 

Reshell Livingston, Asthma Project Coordinator
asthma@npaihb.org

 

Rochelle Fassler, NW Narch Project Coordinator

rfassler@npaihb.org

NW NARCH is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Numbers S06GM127164, S06GM123543, S06GM145214 and S06GM141002.