After two years of grassroots work, CANHR’s Ellen Lopez, along with Freda Williams of Fairbanks Native Association, are establishing a Fairbanks area Alaska Native Cancer Survivor Group for cancer survivors and their loved ones.
The Alaska Native Stroke Registry represented an important project to investigate the prevalence of vascular disease in Alaska, as well as a chance to develop culturally appropriate stroke prevention and intervention programs for Alaska Native populations.
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.
Despite Alaska Native (AN) peoples having worse alcohol outcomes and a distinct history that has strongly shaped beliefs about alcohol, research has not examined attitudes toward alcohol treatment among AN people who may benefit from intervention.
Many aspects of health are related to diet, but those relationships are hard to detect because diet is difficult to measure accurately.
Children's Healthy Living (CHL) Program for Remote Underserved Minority Populations in the Pacific Region
Arctic Horizons is a multi-institution collaboration that aims to provide the Arctic social science research community an opportunity to reassess the goals, potentials, and needs in the diverse disciplinary and trans-disciplinary currents of social science research in the circumpolar North for the next decade.
Collaborative Research: IPY: Negotiating Pathways to Adulthood: Social Change and Indigenous Culture in Five Circumpolar Communities
Contemporary dynamics of rapid social change have dramatically affected the political, cultural, and economic systems of circumpolar Indigenous people. This study explores community responses to this social transition through life experiences of young people with a shared genealogy and language group.
Community Adaptations and Knowledge Sharing in Alaska and Siberia: Utilizing Indigenous Research Methodologies
From colonialism to climate, indigenous people in the Arctic continue to experience threats to their overall survival and sustainability and must continually innovate and adopt new strategies for social persistence, adaptation and transformation in the face of global change.
The traditional diet of Yup’ik people living Southwest Alaska is rich in marine mammals, fish, and other subsistence foods that are part of an active “hunting and gathering” lifestyle. However, their diet is transitioning to increased consumption of highly processed market foods along with a shift to a more sedentary lifestyle.