Native American populations (American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian) are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, oral disease, and HIV infection. DCCPS is committed to better understanding these health disparities and addressing them through research and interventions.
Featured Initiatives and Resources
Native American Cancer Control Literature Database
Search the database for published scientific literature on cancer control-related topics focused on Native American communities including American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations populations.
Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (IRINAH)
Learn about the IRINAH, a network of principal investigators and partners funded by NIH to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health-promotion and disease-prevention interventions in Native American populations.