AIHEC announces behavioral health funding opportunities for TCUs

Dec 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web Exclusive

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) has announced that it will fund behavioral health research opportunities for AIHEC-affiliated tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). The initiative stems from AIHEC’s Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) project, which seeks to cultivate and support tribally-controlled, community-based research programs that develop intervention strategies and models to improve behavioral health in tribal communities served by TCUs. Five to seven TCUs will receive up to $90,000 in funding per year for two years to participate in the initiative.

Native peoples in North America suffer from disproportionately high rates of alcohol and substance abuse, homicide, suicide, and unintentional injuries. AIHEC seeks to establish a network of trained Native scholars, students, and health care professionals to remedy these disparities, with TCUs leading the way. The application deadline for this research opportunity is January 27, 2014. For more information on the initiative and to download an application form, please visit:  http://stem.aihec.org or contact Deborah His Horse is Thunder at: dhishorseisthunder@aihec.org or (701) 527-3913.

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