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Ambler, Marjane – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2010
AIDS affects thousands of American Indians and Alaska Natives: They have the third highest rate of AIDS diagnosis in the United States, despite having the smallest population. To tackle this problem, the federal agency has provided capacity-building grants to seven tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) for an innovative, peer-to-peer initiative.…
Descriptors: Health Services, Pilot Projects, American Indians, Alaska Natives
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Ambler, Marjane – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2005
Reports on the creation of a public health degree at Dine College in Shiprock, New Mexico, the first degree of its kind at a "tribal college". Review of the work of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and the Centers for Disease Control, who developed the degree with the goal of increasing the number of American Indians in…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Health Promotion, Disease Control, Public Health
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Ambler, Marjane – Tribal College, 1999
Summarizes Dine College's (New Mexico) leading role in researching diabetes and other Navajo health problems, and its employment of students to help conduct research. States that because of an intimate understanding of their people, students can research topics that outside researchers would not or could not choose. (VWC)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Community Colleges, Diabetes