American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders Enrichment Initiative

The American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AI/AN-NHPI) Enrichment Initiative will encourage community-driven, scientifically rigorous, intervention-based research. This research will address disparities in social and structural determinants of health that are impacting the prevention and the management of chronic diseases and emerging public health threats in these populations. Projects will create sustainable research infrastructures that foster healthy and resilient communities.

The AI/AN NHPI Enrichment Initiative was established to engage entities with expertise, capacity, and demonstrable achievements in community engagement and outreach within AI/AN NH/PI communities. The role of this initiative is critical to the success of CEAL to ensure that these communities directly benefit from research discoveries and assist in understanding optimal approaches to addressing health inequities.