In 2003, six Northwest tribes participated in the Northwest Tribal Safety Seat Project (led by Dr. Francine Romero, Principal Investigator) in 2003. From this 2003 observational survey, we learned that many American Indian and Alaska Native children age 8 and under were riding either unrestrained or improperly restrained in passenger vehicles.
The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board adapted and evaluated a CDC-recognized HIV prevention intervention for AI/AN teens and young adults 15-29 years old.
The project is supported by a grant from the Indian Health Service, issued through their Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) program.
The mission of the Center for Healthy Communities Prevention Research Center is to address health promotion and chronic disease prevention needs of tribal and other underserved regional communities through community-engaged research, and through training, dissemination, and evaluation activities.