Toddler Overweight and Tooth Decay Prevention (TOTS) to Tweens is a follow up study to The TOTS Study (Toddler Obesity and Tooth Decay Study), an early childhood obesity and oral caries prevention program in Northwest American Indian communities.
In 2003, six Northwest tribes participated in the Northwest Tribal Safety Seat Project (led by Dr. Francine Romero, Principal Investigator) in 2003. From this 2003 observational survey, we learned that many American Indian and Alaska Native children age 8 and under were riding either unrestrained or improperly restrained in passenger vehicles.
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board adapted and evaluated a CDC-recognized HIV prevention intervention for AI/AN teens and young adults 15-29 years old.
The project is supported by a grant from the Indian Health Service, issued through their Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) program.
The Oregon Community Cancer Research Collaborative (OR-CCRC) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is designed to address cancer prevention, early detection and survivorship needs of rural, American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) residents, as well as other underserved communities throughout the state. Needs related to cancer are met through community-based research, training, Dissemination & Implementation strategies and evaluation activities.