Center for Alaska Native Health Research
Institute of Arctic Biology
205 Arctic Health Research Building


Phone: 907-474-5528

1-888-470-5576 toll-free within Alaska 

Fax: 907-474-5700


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Respect, Responsibility, Reciprocity

CANHR Mission

"Building relationships and research-based knowledge to improve the health of Alaska Native people."

Prevention and reduction of health disparities

CANHR seeks new knowledge through basic and applied research that can lead to understanding, preventing, and reducing health disparities in indigenous communities.

Cultural processes awareness

The center’s researchers study how cultural variables influence the understanding of disease expression in Alaska Native people so that research findings and intervention are valid and culturally appropriate.

Community-based participatory research framework

CANHR researchers work closely with, and take significant direction from, indigenous communities. Tribal community members become co-researchers.

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