Projects

This project expands upon our first core research project, the Tribal Visual Impairment Prevention Program, a community-based participatory research project, that was developed to provide preliminary information regarding the prevalence of eye diseases in Northwest American Indian/Alaska Native communities, to measure the quality of life benefits of providing eyeglasses; and to measure the impact of non-mydriatic cameras and telemedicine on preventing blindness from diabetic retinopathy.

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Our PRC, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, and a Northwest Tribe Office of Tribal Health have partnered to deliver the “Native STAND” curriculum to a cohort of students at the Tribal School.

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