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Center for American Indian Resilience

UA Part of $6M Statewide Investigation of American Indian Health

Under a new $6 million federal grant, UA public health researchers are part of a major, statewide investigation of American Indian health.  

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Hualapai youth enjoying the Colorado River.

Public health researchers at the University of Arizona, along with reserchers at two other higher education institutions in the state, have earned a $6 million grant to investigate health issues in American Indian communities.

The National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities awarded the five-year grant to a statewide team of researchers from the UA, Northern Arizona University and Diné College to establish the Center for American Indian Resilience, also known as CAIR.

The collaborative team will study why some American Indian communities facing high rates of chronic disease and poverty seem to thrive despite adversity.

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CAIR Conference, Aug 7 & 8

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***Registration for the CAIR conference is now closed; on-site registration is not available***

The Center for American Indian Resilience Conference is August 7 & 8 at the Diamond Casino and Hotel in Tucson. The theme for the gathering is “Sharing Our Strengths and Stories of Resilience.” Guest speakers will address resilience in indigenous communities with topics ranging from exploration of resiliency in academia, cultural wisdom and community practice. The conference hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m daily. Registration is free.

The Keynote speakers are John Molina, MD, former chief executive officer of the Phoenix Indian Medical Center and Spero Manson, PhD, a distinguished professor in the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado. 

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