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The Center will work with American Indian tribes, tribal health care systems and tribal communities to enhance their capacity for all phases of health care delivery, including the conduct of health research. This work will occur through training built into each of our grants and the dissemination of research results, as well as more formal types of consultation.

This work is increasingly necessary and important as American Indian tribes assume control and governance of their health care systems. Both BHCAIH staff and subcontractors will perform this activity. (20% Center activity)


The Center has the long-term goal of providing research to tribes, tribal health care systems, and tribal communities in order that they may conduct their own research or unique planning activities to advance or build upon the Center's own goals. This activity will be non-political and will most likely be organized at a later date through a subsidiary foundation.

BHCAIH is presently preparing the establishment of its first student scholarships for promising reservation-based American Indian students. (10% Center activity)

To contribute to the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health, please contact Cindy Pfaff at cpfaff@bhcaih.org

For more information regarding contribution please contact Dr. Jeffrey Henderson at jhenderson@bhcaih.org


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