Welcome [back] to the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health's (CRCAIH) blog! We realize it has been a while since we've written any blog posts and one of our New Year's resolutions is to expand our communication approaches. Chances are you already know a little bit about CRCAIH but if you have no idea what it is (or how to pronounce the acronym) or just need a little refresher, I invite you to check out the about section. Here you will find CRCAIH's history, cores, partners, and so much more. One thing that is often confusing to people is how CRCAIH is intertwined in Sanford Research; this is an important part of CRCAIH's story, so it's worth clarification. Sanford Research is home to the Population Health Group, which leads CRCAIH. The Population Health Group is comprised of about 20 people and seven of them are involved in CRCAIH. We are honored that CRCAIH is a platform that builds collaborations across organizations, so you will find CRCAIH is much more than Sanford Research.
We have had many discussions about what this blog will be, and we ultimately want it to be a place where we talk about important topics, introduce new ideas, and inspire discussion. We will work to bring in guest writers and highlight key people involved in CRCAIH and shed some light on other exciting things happening in the Population Health Group at Sanford Research.
So what exactly are some of the topics we will discuss? Hot topics in research, public health, American Indian health, rural health, research ethics, Tribal IRBs, disseminating research results, and digital storytelling are some of the topics on queue for this blog. If you have expertise or ideas on these topics or other topics you absolutely want to see covered, please let us know!
The next couple of posts will provide a closer look at the 2018 Population Health Research Summit, which is April 17-18 in Sioux Falls, SD; register here if you haven't yet! We have a great line-up of speakers, workshops, and FOOD. Our theme this year is Finding Your Narrative. Confused about what that means? I'll shed some light on that next time.
By: Michaela Seiber, MPH
CRCAIH Regulatory Knowledge Core
I will be your fearless blog leader and sincerely look forward to feedback, questions, suggestions for topics, cat pictures, and anyone interested in possibly being a guest writer.