Northwest Native American Research Center For Health (NW NARCH)

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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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Narch E-News

Our digital newsletter includes program highlights, interviews, trainee spotlights, professional opportunities, and other special features.

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Research Support Fellowships

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

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Research Support Fellowships

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

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NARCH Resource Library

Resources for AI/AN researchers

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Applied Biostatistics and Data Science

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

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Summer Research Training Institute

An intensive two-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 Native 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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About Us

Connect with one of the members of our team.

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Upcoming Events

End of Summer Research Training Institute Information Brochure

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NW NARCH End of Summer Research Training Institute Flyer

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Stay Connected

The NARCH email listserv is one of the main forms of communication we use. Please leave your name and email to stay connected to our program, as well as our most recent news and events.

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2020 Health Conference  Archive

The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention – IntroOverview – 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

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