WATCH: Western Alaska Tribal Collaborative for Health: Four NIH-funded research projects, in partnership with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, combined data sets to better characterize the prevalence and incidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Yup’ik and Inupiaq people. This study engaged tribal groups and community representatives to help prioritize community needs and to inform future interventions and research direction.
Workforce Development: This grant allowed us to provide more in-depth training to our community-based research staff, new COBRE investigators, postdoctoral fellows, tribal health organizations and graduate research assistants on community-based participatory research methodology. The training helped new investigators compete successfully for NIH research funding and to design and conduct rigorous research that is both community-based and culturally sensitive.
Bert Boyer, Ph.D, Principal Investigator
NIH/National Center for Research Resources