Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy

Organization profile

organization profile

The Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy brings together scientific collaborators, Indigenous knowledge holders, and community leaders to eliminate health disparities and cultivate health and wellness with Indigenous communities. These efforts are grounded in the principles of community-based participatory research and traditional Indigenous worldviews that emphasize equity, co-learning, and the interconnected and holistic nature of the health. The Center builds upon and extends the mission of Oklahoma State University to improve the health of Oklahoma’s most underserved populations. The Center efforts are focused in three primary areas: 1) Reconnection – the recognition and strengthening of Indigenous knowledge and practices that foster wellness; 2) Education – the provision of pipeline programs that are culturally-grounded as well as scientifically rigorous to develop the next generation of health sciences professionals working with Indigenous communities; and 3) Training – the development of cross-cultural and equitable learning opportunities that bring university and community partners together to address training needs within both settings so as to foster long-term, collaborative and co-learning relationships between Indigenous Nations and Oklahoma State University.

organization profile

The Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy brings together scientific collaborators, Indigenous knowledge holders, and community leaders to eliminate health disparities and cultivate health and wellness with Indigenous communities. These efforts are grounded in the principles of community-based participatory research and traditional Indigenous worldviews that emphasize equity, co-learning, and the interconnected and holistic nature of the health. The Center builds upon and extends the mission of Oklahoma State University to improve the health of Oklahoma’s most underserved populations. The Center efforts are focused in three primary areas: 1) Reconnection – the recognition and strengthening of Indigenous knowledge and practices that foster wellness; 2) Education – the provision of pipeline programs that are culturally-grounded as well as scientifically rigorous to develop the next generation of health sciences professionals working with Indigenous communities; and 3) Training – the development of cross-cultural and equitable learning opportunities that bring university and community partners together to address training needs within both settings so as to foster long-term, collaborative and co-learning relationships between Indigenous Nations and Oklahoma State University.

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    Research Output

    • 57 Citations
    • 3 h-Index
    • 8 Article
    • 2 Review article

    A healthy retail intervention in native American convenience stores:The THRIVE community-based participatory research study

    Jernigan, V. B. B., Salvatore, A. L., Williams, M., Wetherill, M., Taniguchi, T., Jacob, T., Cannady, T., Grammar, M., Standridge, J., Fox, J., Owens, J. A. T., Spiegel, J., Love, C., Teague, T. & Noonan, C., 1 Jan 2019, In : American Journal of Public Health. 109, 1, p. 132-139 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Social Support and Physical Activity Among American Indians in Oklahoma: Results From a Community-based Participatory Research Study

    Salvatore, A. L., Noonan, C. J., Williams, M. B., Wetherill, M. S., Jacob, T., Cannady, T. K., Standridge, J., Grammar, M., Fox, J., Wiley, A., Spiegel, J. & Jernigan, V. B. B., 1 Jun 2019, In : Journal of Rural Health. 35, 3, p. 374-384 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    The development of child and adult care food program best-practice menu and training for Native American head start programs: The FRESH study

    Sisson, S. B., Sleet, K., Rickman, R., Love, C., Williams, M. & Jernigan, V. B. B., 1 Jun 2019, In : Preventive Medicine Reports. 14, 100880.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access