Tribal and non-tribal rural communities in Montana suffer from severe health disparities. The mission of the Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIRHE) is to reduce health disparities across the state through community-based participatory research that is considerate of and consistent with local cultures.

Since early 2015, CAIRHE has supported three primary research projects. For more about each project, click on the links below or use the drop-down navigation menu on the left side of the page.

 

Kinion

Research Project

Project Leader Elizabeth Kinion, Ed.D., MSN, FAAN; MSU College of Nursing

Rink

Research Project

Project Leader Elizabeth Rink, Ph.D., MSW; MSU Department of Health and Human Development

Simonds

Research Project

Project Leader Vanessa Simonds, Sc.D.; MSU Department of Health and Human Development