Community Engagement & Outreach Core

Main purpose

The main purpose of the Community Engagement and Outreach core is:

  • To influence and build local capacity in applying a resilience approach to American Indian (AI) health promotion, program design, and health policy.
  • To disseminate a culturally relevant health promotion and prevention of diseases, secondary conditions, and treatments to AI and urban communities.

Goals

  1. To strengthen, enhance, and expand existing community-academic partnerships and expand academic-academic alliances.
  2. To deepen our scientific knowledge of resilience and health.
  3. To translate this knowledge from research to practice to transform public health education, practice, and policy.

Recent Events

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Ha:san Preparatory and Leadership School: Resilience Through Culture

 

Indigenous Pride Health Workers with CAIR Bridges to Baccalaureate Summer Intern 

On June 20, Darold Joseph, CAIR Doctoral Research Assistant and Amber Poleviyuma, CAIR Bridges to Baccalaureate summer intern, met with youth participating in the Indigenous Pride Health Workers (IPHW) program from the Hopi Health Care Center. The IPHW program exposes high school students to professional health careers with the aim that they will eventually return to serve their people on the reservation. In their meeting on the Northern Arizona University Campus, the IPHW youth received words of encouragement and engaged in a discussion about resiliency and health with Mr. Joseph. Ms. Poleviyuma, shared her research project titled, “Examining The Relationships Between Health Care Professionals and Hopi Patients Diagnosed with Cancer and Their Families”. One student shared his experience of how his grandmother's hospitalization motivated him to pursue a career as a trauma surgeon and give back to his community.

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CAIR Bridges to Baccalaureate summer intern Amber Poleviyuma (right) presenting to the IPHW.
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Indigenous Pride Health Workers from the Hopi Health Care Center with CAIR Bridges to Baccalaureate student Amber Poleviyuma (left).

The 25th Native Health Research Conference: Resiliency the Science of Strength

The CAIR students along with several CAIR members attended the conference on June 1st – June 6th at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown.  

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Elison Allen (CAIR student worker) and Kory Kluge (CAIR Student Intern) by their poster "Traditional Ways are Healthier Ways"
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Rory Jimerson (CAIR Student Worker) and Marissa Haring (CAIR Student Worker with their poster "Finding Resiliency in Oral Health and Obesity Interventions for Native American Youth"

Hopi ManUp Men's Health Conference

CAIR students attended and presented at the Hopi ManUp Men's Health Conference at the Hopi Veterans Memorial Center in Kykotsmovi, AZ. on April 10th & 11th.

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Dylan Kaumaya (CAIR student intern), Marissa Adams (NACP Outreach Coordinator, ManUp Coordinator), Sean Begay (CAIR student worker) at CAIR booth at the ManUp Conference

CAIR Student Intern, Sean P. Begay accepted for Summer Internship at the National Institutes of Health, Center for Cancer Research

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Sean Paul Begay (Navajo/Filipino)

On January 15, I submitted a general application to the National Institutes of Health - Summer Internship Program.  Next, applicants must submit a supplemental application through different labs and research institutes such as the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the Center for Cancer Research (CCR).  The supplemental application involves a copy of the applicant's class transcripts, a specific reason why you are applying to that research branch, 2 recommendation letters and a copy of your financial background.  On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, I received notification from the Center for Cancer Research indicating that I was accepted to be one of their 2014 Cancer Research Interns.  Dirk de Heer, the adviser who assisted me with the application process, also told me that I was the first NAU undergraduatestudent to be accepted for their summer program!  According the CCR's brochure, in 2013, 48 applicants applied and only 15 were approved which translates to a 31% acceptance rate.  I am still waiting on 2 more internships that I applied for: Harvard University's Four Directions Summer Research Program and the NIH's Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases Summer Internship Program.  I will find out whether or not I received acceptance into these programs by mid-March.  I would like to thank the CAIR staff and student members as well as the CAIR's organizational allies for all their support! 

Note: April 2014  Sean also received a  summer scholarship to attend Harvard University’s Four Directions Summer Research Program.

Digital Story Projects

Like Father, Like Son

 

Watch Video: Like Father, Like Son

Video Accessibility Instructions:

These video instructions are located directy above a YouTube video. Hit the DOWN arrow key until you hear the words FLASH START. Once the screen reader is inside the FLASH OBJECT, hit the TAB key about 7 times until you hear PLAY BUTTON a second time. Hit the Spacebar key to play the video. You can then hit the Spacebar key again to pause the video. Feel free to hit TAB and TAB+SHIFT to listen to all the buttons in the FLASH OBJECT. Sometimes the PLAY button and the PAUSE button will be listed as an UNLABLED BUTTON.

American Indian Resilience: The Double Helix of Cultural Identity and Exercise

 

Watch Video: American Indian Resilience: The Double Helix of Cultural Identity and Excercise

Video Accessibility Instructions:

These video instructions are located directy above a YouTube video. Hit the DOWN arrow key until you hear the words FLASH START. Once the screen reader is inside the FLASH OBJECT, hit the TAB key about 7 times until you hear PLAY BUTTON a second time. Hit the Spacebar key to play the video. You can then hit the Spacebar key again to pause the video. Feel free to hit TAB and TAB+SHIFT to listen to all the buttons in the FLASH OBJECT. Sometimes the PLAY button and the PAUSE button will be listed as an UNLABLED BUTTON.

Nahongvita: to be Strong; to be Self-Empowered

 

Watch Video: Nahongvita

Video Accessibility Instructions:

These video instructions are located directy above a YouTube video. Hit the DOWN arrow key until you hear the words FLASH START. Once the screen reader is inside the FLASH OBJECT, hit the TAB key about 7 times until you hear PLAY BUTTON a second time. Hit the Spacebar key to play the video. You can then hit the Spacebar key again to pause the video. Feel free to hit TAB and TAB+SHIFT to listen to all the buttons in the FLASH OBJECT. Sometimes the PLAY button and the PAUSE button will be listed as an UNLABLED BUTTON.

Arizona American Indian Men's Health Research Forum

The Arizona American Indian Men's Health Coalition and the CAIR held a Tribal Health Professions Research Forum on February 7th, 2014 at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

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Arizona American Indian Men's Tribal Health Professions Research Forum, Phoenix Biomedical Campus, February 7th, 2014

Strengthening Community Health through Stories of Resilience

January 29, 2014

Northern Arizona University, Native American Cultural Center

2nd Annual Cultural Sustainability Expo & Farmer's Market

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Cultural Sustainability Expo & Farmer's Market flyer

Ha:san Prepetory Academic Showcase

The Community Engagement & Outreach (CE&O) team were invited to Ha:san Preparatory Academy to participate in both a student traditional story telling program and to judge student academic showcase projects. Ha:san faculty and staff provide exemplary resiliency building academic and traditional programs to their American Indian students.

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Poster for the Ha:san Preparatory Academic Showcase

Ha:san Traditional Coyote and Quail Story

 

Watch Video: Ha:san School Traditional Coyote and Quail Story

Video Accessibility Instructions:

These video instructions are located directy above a YouTube video. Hit the DOWN arrow key until you hear the words FLASH START. Once the screen reader is inside the FLASH OBJECT, hit the TAB key about 7 times until you hear PLAY BUTTON a second time. Hit the Spacebar key to play the video. You can then hit the Spacebar key again to pause the video. Feel free to hit TAB and TAB+SHIFT to listen to all the buttons in the FLASH OBJECT. Sometimes the PLAY button and the PAUSE button will be listed as an UNLABLED BUTTON.

Ha:san Academic Showcase Gallery