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.
From 'Garden Warriors' to 'Good Seeds': Food Sovereignty and American Indian Gardening Projects
Matarākau: Reflections on Māori Healing Traditions in Taranaki, May 1 and 3, 2017, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This project works to reclaim the stories of the elders of the Taranaki region in regard to traditional healing practices surrounding traditional healing. Join us as Dr. Leonie Pihama, from the University of Waikato in New Zealand, shares information about her research. She specializes in Kaupapa Maori theory and research methodology and is currently Principal Investigator for three Health Research Council projects.
- Monday, May 1, 2017, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Ellie and Tom Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop. View flyer.
- Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Powless Cultural Center (AICHO), 212 W 2nd Street. View flyer
Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities: Strength through Tradition and Science, September 21-24, 2017 in Niagra Falls, New York
All who work with American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) community-based health promotion and disease prevention are welcome to join. This conference will present products, technologies and programs to community members, advocates, researchers, clinicians, and other health service providers working with Native populations.
Michelle Johnson-Jennings was featured in the KUMD story
"Journey of Wellness in Indian Country - harnessing the power of stories." Stream story
New Gift Will Support Work to Advance Indian Nutritional Health
Center Receives Part of $1 Million Gift from Shakopee Mdewakanton. Read more on RICH Center gift
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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.
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