Center of Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (CIIHE)


The Center of Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (CIIHE) will begin in Fall 2021. For this two-year project, CIHRP is partnering with Osage Nation, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, the Southcentral Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska and the Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


This project will focus on building community research capacity through education, training, research, evaluation and dissemination with the goal of restoring Indigenous food systems and traditional food practices to promote healthy eating and reduce diet-related health disparities. 

Funding Information

Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
Grant Number: 1CPIMP211317
Principal Investigator: Dr. Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, DrPH, MPH