Cancer screening among Native American women with intellectual disabilities
Improving shared decision-making for this population
This study will be a collaborative effort between Northern Arizona University and tribal groups and/or Native serving organizations. NAU is currently seeking potential partners and will be completing outreach to identify co-researchers in the coming year. Project activities will include: speaking with American Indian women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their family caregivers, their health providers, and tribal community leaders about barriers and facilitators for accessing breast and cervical cancer screenings, and exploring the feasibility of culturally adapting an existing evidence-based program encouraging breast and cervical cancer screening among women with intellectual and developmental disabilities titled Women Be Healthy 2. Results of this study will be used to inform future, larger-scale research projects in collaboration with partners.
This research has been supported by the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (U54CA143925) in partnership with Dr. Julie Armin at the University of Arizona’s Cancer Center.
Interested in collaborating on this project? Contact Heather Williamson for more information on CHER project collaboration.