Washington State University’s Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH), advances community health through partnerships and collaboration. IREACH is comprised of various branches including the Partnerships for Native Health, Latinx Health, and Northwest Health Education and Research Outcomes Network. Partnerships for Native Health conducts community-centered research, provides training, education, and outreach to improve the health and quality of life of American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
Partnerships for Native Health (P4NH) is a research program. It is one of the largest research organizations in the nation devoted to the health and health care of American Indians and Alaska Natives. P4NH was formalized in 2009 with the mission of improving the health and well-being of American Indian, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders of all ages. Patnerships for Native Health is comprised currently of 4 research centers.
This center aims to better understand, intervene on, and mitigate the Alzheimer’s disease health disparities experienced by American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders by funding pilot studies through its career development program for early- to mid-career investigators.
This Center implements three intervention projects to control hypertension and reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease and stroke among American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
This Center seeks to mitigate and ultimately eliminate the alcohol-related health disparities experienced by American Indians and Alaska Natives by implementing sustainable culturally and locally adapted interventions.
This Center is a multi-component center engaged in developing effective approaches that use the tools of precision medicine to prevent, diagnose, and treat cognitive impairment, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease among American Indians and Alaska Natives.