Who we are

The Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH) was established in 1986 and is the largest, most comprehensive, and longest standing program of its kind in the country. Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of American Indians and Alaska Natives, of all ages, by pursuing research, training, continuing education, technical assistance, and information dissemination within a biopsychosocial framework that recognizes the unique cultural contexts of this special population. CAIANH houses numerous projects funded by a wide range of private, state, and federal agencies, and partners with human service organizations in more than 200 urban, rural, and reservation communities.

What we do


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    CAIANH Hiring Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist

    Oct 18, 2021
    The Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist will serve as liaison to Denver Indian Health & Family Services for a COVID-related study and will support CAIANH's efforts to reach and engage Colorado's Native communities on a number of its other projects.
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    Temporary, Full-time Employment Opportunity Available

    Oct 17, 2021
    This full-time, temporary position will act as Project Coordinator on two research studies, with an anticipated start date of Nov. 15 through May 31, 2022.
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    AIANMHR publishes new issue of the journal

    Sep 28, 2021
    The Centers are proud to announce a new issue (Vol. 28, No. 2) of the journal, American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, featuring articles that use a variety of methodological approaches to research and offer important considerations when working with American Indian and Alaska Native peoples.
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