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Kavan_Internship Presentation

  1. 1. Center for American Indian Community Health Klorissa Kavan
  2. 2. Center for American Indian Community Health (CAICH) • CAICH’s Focus: ▫ Reduce health disparities among American Indians through quality community-based participatory research (CPBR) ▫ Enhance opportunities for American Indian students to enter health professions though pipeline programs ▫ Three main points of focus:  Service  Education  Outreach
  3. 3. American Indian Health Research & Education Alliance (AIHREA) • Two main collaborators: ▫ CAICH ▫ Center for American Indian Studies (CAIS) • Education ▫ Cultural Education ▫ College Prep ▫ Grant Writing ▫ Health Education ▫ Health Literacy • Health ▫ Travelling Screening Clinic ▫ Suicide Prevention ▫ Healthy Homes ▫ Health Intervetions ▫ Smoking Cessation Programs
  4. 4. My Typical Day
  5. 5. Summary of Responsibilities • Grant Research • Contact organizations for funding and advertising • Compose a fact sheet • Conduct screening tests ▫ Gambling fMRI Study ▫ Snuff Out Smokeless ▫ PBP Nutrition ▫ Children’s Diabetes Risk Assessment • Data entry/cleaning • Current Events/Blog postings • Update social media ▫ #ThisDayInNDNHealth ▫ #AIHREAEvents ▫ #AIHREAHealth • Native 24/7 Transcription and Research Coding • Attend faculty meetings in the community and Career Fairs • Help at the AIHREA Powwow 2016
  6. 6. Community Outreach
  7. 7. AIHREA Powwow
  8. 8. Lessons Learned • Gained a greater understanding and appreciation for American Indian culture • Understanding health disparities specific to the American Indian population • Importance of CBPR on public health • Program intervention/implementation • Administering health screening tests • Understanding of the research process and timeline
  9. 9. My Recommendation?

Editor's Notes

  • CAIS: JCCC
    -The Center for American Indian Studies (CAIS) serves as a resource and advocate for American Indian and Alaska Native individuals and communities. We also act as a resource for JCCC students, faculty, staff and community members who are trying to better their understanding of these cultures, societies and ways of life. We welcome organizations academic institutes, Indian Nations, Indian communities and individuals (both Native and non-Native) who share our mission to seek to affect positive change in Indian country.
  • The circle is symbolic of equality, where no person is more prominent than any other person. Circle meetings ensured that all people were allowed to speak and the words spoken were accepted and respected on an equal basis. A circle around other Native American symbols signifies family ties, closeness & protection. The circle has no break and holds that which cannot be broken. The circle is an important symbol to Native American Indians. Gatherings in Pow-wows were organised in a series of circles. Dancing took place in the center of a circle formed by the drums and the audience. The concessions and encampment form another circle around the gathering. This is symbolic of the life cycle.

    One of the most powerful Native American symbols for wellness and creative problem solving is the circle or hoop. This symbol represents wholeness, health, and harmony with one’s self, family, community, nation, and universe.

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