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This project expands upon our first core research project, the Tribal Visual Impairment Prevention Program, a community-based participatory research project, that was developed to provide preliminary information regarding the prevalence of eye diseases in Northwest American Indian/Alaska Native communities, to measure the quality of life benefits of providing eyeglasses; and to measure the impact of non-mydriatic cameras and telemedicine on preventing blindness from diabetic retinopathy.
Our Center, in partnership with the NPAIHB Northwest Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Program (NTCCP) developed a draft AI/AN colorectal cancer screening toolkit to pilot in Northwest Tribal communities.
The purpose of this study is to use community-based participatory research to investigate what men and women of Mexican origin believe about the Pap smear, to conduct a survey examining the relationship between beliefs, acculturation, and screening, and to pilot-test an intervention to increase cervical cancer screening.
Visual impairment and blindness are important public health problems. In 1990, the aggregated cost of blindness to the federal budget in the United States was approximately US$ 4.1 billion.
Our PRC, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, and a Northwest Tribe Office of Tribal Health have partnered to deliver the “Native STAND” curriculum to a cohort of students at the Tribal School.
Hearing loss has been estimated to be 2-4 times more prevalent among Native Americans. In tribal communities, hearing has special importance for the passing of knowledge through the oral tradition.