Office of the Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies & Economic Development

Exploratory Center of Excellence: The Center for American Indian Resilience (CAIR)

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American Indians have succeeded in the face of adversity.  Yet their successes and paths of resilience largely have been ignored by public health and health research communities.  The goal of this Exloratory Center of Excellence, "The Center for American Indian Resilience (CAIR)," is to reduce health disparities by identifying, assessing, and applying teaching models of resilience associated with positive health outcomes in American Indians.  This effort will build upon existing community-academic partnerships and expand the capacity and competence of Northern Arizona University (NAU), University of Arizona (UA), and Diné College independently and collectively to conduct resilience health sciences research that addresses health disparities.