Research for Indigenous Community Health (RICH) Center
Providing Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations with Indigenous Entities
The RICH Center 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.
Are you working for Indigenous health through food or nutrition?
Please take this 15-minute survey to tell us about your information needs.The RICH Center is building an online “knowledge repository” for information on food, nutrition, and Indigenous health. The Food Wisdom repository will offer a searchable database of experts, organizations, projects, and publications, accessed via a public website. It will provide information and networking resources drawn from academic, experiential, and community-based sources of knowledge and expertise.
Your input will help us make the repository more useful and accessible. Individual survey responses are anonymous. We’ll use survey data to make decisions about database content and website design.Please share the survey with others you know who are involved or interested in this work: https://z.umn.edu/InfoNeedsSurvey If you want to know more, or to stay updated on our progress, contact Julie Davis, Project Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or 218.726.7241
Michelle Johnson-Jennings was featured in the KUMD story
"Journey of Wellness in Indian Country - harnessing the power of stories." Stream story
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
Matarākau: Māori Healing Traditions in Taranaki
The RICH Center Vision
The RICH Center vision is to decrease American Indian health disparities and increase 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