Native American Research Center for Health
The Native American Research for Health (NARCH) is a grant mechanism funded by the Indian Health Service, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, and other NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices. NARCH initiative provides an opportunity for Tribes and Tribal organizations, like BHCAIH, to collaborate with Tribal communities and academic institutions to address relevant health concerns through research.
Over the years, BHCAIH has received NARCH funding to collaborate with the Lakota Tribes of South Dakota and the Rapid City Tribal communities. Examples of NARCH Projects include:
· Understanding the contextual issues of traditional Lakota healing
· Development of culturally relevant smoking cessation intervention for American Indian women who have experienced intimate partner violence
· Development of culturally relevant smoke-free advocacy intervention
For more information about NARCH https://www.nigms.nih.gov/Research/DRCB/NARCH