American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) are at substantial risk of diabetes. They exhibit rates of diabetes often greater than other citizens; they suffer serious, debilitating complications thereof; a disproportionate share of their scarce health care resources are consumed by a small percentage of patients with diabetes. A growing body of knowledge about evidence-based policies, programs and practices promises to redress these disparities. The Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Diabetes Translation Research: 1) Provides an administrative structure that promotes diabetes-related translational research capacity. Its Pilot and Feasibility Program supports small-scale, innovative projects; the Enrichment program offers related training, technical assistance, and consultation to investigators and key stakeholders; 2) Sustains and expands a Research Base of funded faculty whose research either directly targets diabetes prevention and treatment or is translational in nature with clear potential for application to diabetes translational research; 3) Supports a Translational Research Core that offers resources in community engagement, cultural adaptation of intervention, health literacy, health technologies, dissemination and implementation science, and sustainability to advance a multidisciplinary, culturally grounded, problem-oriented translational research program of major scientific and programmatic importance; 4) Serves as a National Resource Core for other investigators pursuing diabetes translational research with AI/AN communities; and 5) Establishes a Health Disparities Population Core that promotes the dissemination of lessons learned in this Center's areas of expertise to other rural, underserved, and under-represent racial/ethnic populations.

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Center Overview: Project Narrative American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) exhibit high rates of diabetes and serious, debilitating comorbidities, the treatment of which consumes a large share of increasingly scarce health care resources. This Center promotes research and builds capacity that promises to redress these disparities.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30DK092923-10
Application #
10003215
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZDK1)
Program Officer
Thornton, Pamela L
Project Start
2012-05-01
Project End
2021-07-31
Budget Start
2020-08-01
Budget End
2021-07-31
Support Year
10
Fiscal Year
2020
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Colorado Denver
Department
Public Health & Prev Medicine
Type
Schools of Public Health
DUNS #
041096314
City
Aurora
State
CO
Country
United States
Zip Code
80045
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