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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North American Indians Medicine & Life Sciences
Community-Based Participatory Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Food Medicine & Life Sciences
Vegetables Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Fruit Medicine & Life Sciences
Food Supply Medicine & Life Sciences
Exercise Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2000 2019

  • 39 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

Community-Based Participatory Research
North American Indians
Vegetables
Fruit
Environmental Policy
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Community-Based Participatory Research
North American Indians
Social Support
Exercise
Pets

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
North American Indians
Child Care
Practice Guidelines
Food
Education