Research for Indigenous Community Health (RICH) Center
The RICH Center: Providing Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations with Indigenous Entities
RICH aims to provide an interdisciplinary center for research collaborations with Indigenous entities. RICH further aims to foster scholarly works that will identify health barriers and protective factors to increase healthcare equity for Indigenous patients.
Register Now for First Nations' 2016 L.E.A.D. Conference, September 27-29
Vendors & Exhibitors Wanted, Too!
The 21st Annual First Nations L.E.A.D. Institute Conference will be September 27-29, 2016, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Catoosa, Oklahoma. This is THE conference for Native American nonprofit professionals, tribal leaders and those who work in tribal organizations, tribal economic development pros, and anyone interested in Native American philanthropy or food sovereignty.
The RICH Center Goals
- To identify risk factors and other barriers to Indigenous health and implications for practice
- To develop collaborative relationships with MN and outlying academic entities, research partners, states, tribal communities and clinics
- To provide an interdisciplinary cohort of health researchers as a resource for tribal community health research
- To develop community-based research and grants in order to increase Indigenous health equity
The RICH Center Vision
Our vision is to decrease American Indian health disparities and increase American Indian health equity through culturally respectful and responsive research collaborations involving University of Minnesota researchers, university affiliates and interested tribal communities.