Creating the Framework for Tribal Research Partnerships” is the theme of the second annual New Mexico Tribal Health Research Summit, scheduled for June 25-26 at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12thstreet, NW in Albuquerque.

Goals of the conference are to:

· continue the development of culturally appropriate research capacity within Native American communities;

· learn and understand the effects of governmental and university policies on the health and well-being of Native American communities as it pertains to research in Native American Tribal communities;

· Identify basic principles for a meaningful Native American community research partnership that focuses on community assets, health needs and priorities identified by communities, and provision of sustainability.

The conference is designed to be of interest to tribal community members and leaders as well as researchers, students and governmental agency planners and staffers. There is no cost but participants are asked to fax a registration form to the Center for Native American Health (505) 272-6019. For more information on the conference, call the Center for Native American Health at (505) 272-4100 or email atcnah@salud.unm.edu.


Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322