Projects

Toddler Overweight and Tooth Decay Prevention (TOTS) to Tweens is a follow up study to The TOTS Study (Toddler Obesity and Tooth Decay Study), an early childhood obesity and oral caries prevention program in Northwest American Indian communities.

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History of Native CARS Study

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.

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Mission

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.

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