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2017 CTEC Summer Research Assistant Program

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The California Tribal Epidemiology Center (CTEC) kicked off the 2017 Summer Research Assistant Program with an orientation in Sacramento, CA, on June 15.


This year, CTEC staff will mentor 3 students working at Tribal and Urban Indian Health Programs in Northern and Central California.


Students’ work will be guided by epidemiologic and evaluation-related projects the Health Programs would like assistance with over the summer.

Summer Research Assistant Program

NPR: Montana Lacks Addiction Resources

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From Montana Public Radio: 2 Sisters Try To Tackle Drug Use At A Montana Indian Reservation


There’s a narrative about the methamphetamine epidemic in Montana that says the state tackled it in the 2000s, yet now it’s back with a vengeance because of super labs and drug cartels in Mexico. But here on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, it never really went away.


This article appeared on NPR’s Health Shots.

Read the full article here.

UIHI Health Data Literacy Training

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Module 1: Conceptualizing Diabetes Data

Join the Urban Indian Health Institute’s (UIHI’s) Demystifying Data project for a webinar on “Conceptualizing Diabetes Data.” The first in a series of two training sessions focused on using health data.


This webinar will walk participants through the process of selecting your data from multiple public sources and exporting it.


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An overview of other considerations when working with data such as limitations and uses of imperfect data will be included. This training is designed for individuals with a beginner level of using health data or those with a more intermediate level of understanding who want a refresher on accessing and downloading publicly available data.

May 24, 2017, 10 a.m. Pacific

Please register by Wednesday, May 19, 2017 to receive access instructions. Email Joshua Smith, UIHI Project Coordinator, your full name, email, title and organization name to register.

Save the Date for Module 2: Preparing and Presenting Diabetes Data May 31, 2017 at 10 a.m. Pacific.