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 Seeks Qualified Candidate

    Feb 3, 2021
    The Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health is seeking a Senior Professional Research Assistant to work on two unique projects related to Native health.
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    Fear, distrust overshadow vaccine decision for some hard-hit communities

    Jan 19, 2021
    Many ColoradoSPH faculty and leaders participated in a recent virtual town hall event that hosted a deep discussion on the skepticism of the COVID-19 vaccine in Black, Hispanic/Latinx and American Indian/Alaska Native communities. Although diverse communities bear the biggest burden of the pandemic, they grapple with fear and distrust.
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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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