These are all of the resources that the IWRI Center for Indigenous Health Research(CIHR) has developed through years of community-based participatory research. Here you will find Data Sharing and Ownership Agreements, examples of Approval Letters, example Surveys, Sampling Frames, and some of our dissemination methods. We hope that these can aid you in work to improve the health and wellness of our indigenous people.
Strengthening tribal community members’ and tribal leaders’ use of science to inform policy development and ability to develop meaningful research infrastructure is essential to addressing health disparities in AI/AN communities. If you are a tribal community member or ally, here you will find the tools used by CIHR to increase capacity for power sharing in research, build opportunities for culturally-centered intervention development, create collaborative knowledge, and provide a forum for jointly constructed solutions to public health problems. IRB and DSOA, survey development etc.
For Tribal Colleges and Universities
Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) provide critical higher education opportunities for AI/AN students. If you are a TCU community member or local government partner interested in understanding and addressing the barriers to higher education for AI/AN, this page provides information on the methods and concepts utilized by CIHR’s partners in the Tribal Colleges and Universities Alcohol and Drug Problems and Solutions Study. You will find tools for Internal Review Boards and Data Sharing Ownership Agreements, survey development, recruitment, sampling, dissemination, and partnership building.
Many AI/AN communities have benefited minimally from research conducted in their communities and experienced difficult histories with the institutions of public health and medicine, and the mainstream institutions of higher education. If you are a college or university researcher interested in fostering research partnerships with tribal communities, here you will find capacity-building Community-Based Participatory Research tools utilized by CIHR for research, translation, dissemination, IRB and DSOA, survey development etc.