Loloma, Yá’át’ééh, Skugtash, Greetings
The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) is the collaboration between The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC), Northern Arizona University (NAU), The National Institutes of Health (NIH), and The National Cancer Institute (NCI). The Partnership is funded under parallel grants, U54CA143924 (UACC) and U54CA143925 (NAU).
The mission is to alleviate the unequal burden of cancer among Native Americans of the Southwest through research, training, and community outreach programs in collaboration with the communities we serve.
Programs are designed to facilitate the entry of Native Americans into biomedical research. Research projects include laboratory and community-based participatory cancer research focusing on the needs and interests of the communities we serve. All programs involving communities originate in those communities and are developed and implemented in partnership with NACP students and faculty.
Our Developmental Core will foster and support culturally-appropriate research capacity at our institutions both through research projects and through faculty recruitment and development.
We will honor the culture of the Native American communities we serve by providing opportunities to integrate their values, beliefs and needs into every aspect of the NACP.
We will increase the number of culturally competent biomedical researchers and health workers by increasing the number of Native American students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty trained in cancer prevention, cancer control, and cancer-related health care policy through our Training Core.
The NACP provides a unique and valuable opportunity for collaboration with investigators and the Native American communities to address their health concerns related to cancer as well as providing advanced training programs for Native American students entering undergraduate and graduate research