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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    NIH Funding Awarded to current NCRE Scholar

    Jan 3, 2021
    Dr. Evan White has ben awarded funding through the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to explore cultural protective factors among American Indians using a neuroscience approach.
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    New issue of AIANMHR available

    Nov 30, 2020
    The Centers are proud to announce a new issue of our journal, American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research. The authors in this issue come from institutions across the country to share research on a diverse range of topics related to AI/AN health.
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    NCRE Scholars Honored as Leaders in Their Communities

    Nov 16, 2020
    Two former NCRE Scholars are being honored this month for service to their communities. Alicia Mousseau, PhD (NCRE Scholars Cohort 1), was elected Oglala Sioux Tribe Vice President in the November elections, and Ashleigh Coser, PhD (NCRE Scholars Cohort 3), was named one of the 2020 award recipients of the “Native American 40 under 40.”
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