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The California Department of Public Health Office of Health Equity has released the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) Statewide Evaluation Final Report. The report was produced by the Psychology Applied Research Center at Loyola Marymount University. Key findings from the Statewide Evaluation Final Report include: The CRDP increased access to mental health services and improved […]
The Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI) in partnership with the Research for Indigenous Social Action and Equity Center (RISE) and the Alliance for National Psychological Associations for Racial and Ethnic Equity published results of a national survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives (with a large sample of participants from California) assessing impacts of the […]
California Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) formed the first ever California Native American Legislative Caucus. Ramos (Serrano/Cahuilla), the first California Indian legislator in the state’s 170-year history, chairs the group. He has led bills and actions addressing Missing and Murdered Indigenous People, state consultation with tribes, removing offensive place […]
This two-day free virtual event featured local and nationally-recognized speakers including CDPH Deputy Director and Tribal Liaison Dr. Rohan Radhakrishna, Harvard professor Dr. Joseph Gone, and Two Spirit Lab’s Harlen Pruden; co-sponsored by Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing and California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission; https://twofeathers-nafs.org/event/native-youth-school-and-community-mental-health-conference/
Friendship House Association of American Indians CDEP lead Karen Waukazoo was featured in KQED’s Righnowish podcast episode, “You’re On Native Land” : The Cultural District Honoring Urban Native History” (published July 2022). Listen or read at: https://www.kqed.org/arts/13916457/youre-on-native-land-the-cultural-district-honoring-urban-native-history
“The Culture is Prevention Project: measuring cultural connectedness and providing evidence that culture is a social determinant of health for Native Americans,” (Masotti, Dennem, Bañuelos, et al.), further establishes the Cultural Connectedness Scale as a strengths-based assessment tool for Native health research and evaluation. BMC Public Health. 2023; 23: 741. Published online 2023 Apr 21. […]
The LGBTQ TA Center from CARS shared a new publication: Health Care Considerations for Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA Indigenous Communities. It is produced by the Fenway Institute in Boston, with contributions by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and others.
OAKLAND, Cailf. — Hundreds of Native Americans and non-Native Oaklanders attended a special ceremony to officially change the name of 31st Ave. in the Fruitvale neighborhood of East Oakland, Calif. to Waukazoo Way. The ceremony was in honor of the commitment of Executive Director of the Native American Health Center (NAHC) Martin (Marty) Waukazoo and his […]
The authors (Haozous, Lee, Soto 2021) examine the ethical issues underlying research with urban American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) through the lens of tribal sovereignty, and provide several recommendations to guide institutional policies regarding research with urban AI/ANs that honors Indigenous data sovereignty, including consultation, partnership with community advisory boards, employment of data use […]
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CALIFORNIA REDUCING DISPARITIES PROJECT PHASE 2
The California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity has rolled out the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP), Phase II. The Mental Health Services Act of 2004 funded CRDP to reduce or eliminate mental health disparities and improve mental health for five populations in California: African American; Asian Pacific Islander (API); Latino/a; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) and Native Americans (Native Californians and other American Indians and Alaska Natives).
As Native American Technical Assistance Provider (NATAP), The PIRE team primarily works with the seven pilot projects with community-defined effective practices (CDEPs) that support California American Indian and Alaska Native communities. We work intensively with the pilot projects to promote strategic planning, effective implementation, rigorous evaluation, successful scaling-up, and ongoing sustainability.
Native American Grantees
- United American Indian Involvement – Los Angeles
- Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
- Friendship House Association of American Indians – San Francisco
- Indian Health Council – Valley Center
- Native American Health Center – Oakland
- Sonoma County Indian Health Project – Sonoma
- Two Feathers Native American Family Services, Big Lagoon Rancheria