IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is working with medical providers around the country to reform addiction treatment for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The school's Department of Public Health was recently awarded a nearly $3.4 million grant to establish the National American Indian and Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center.
The center aims to replace protocols in substance abuse treatment centers with practices developed for American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Iowa has a small population of both groups, and much of the work will take place through webinars with professionals around the country.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen (http://icp-c.com/YSFe4i ) reports it is one of four centers in the country that will do research and train providers to work with groups of underserved populations.
Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/