Pilot Study: Cancer Screening among American Indian Women Experiencing Intellectual Disabilities
This study will be a collaborative effort with tribal groups and/or Native serving organizations. We are currently seeking potential partners and will be completing outreach to identify co-researchers this coming year. The project activities will include: speaking with American Indian women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their family caregivers, their health providers, and tribal community leaders about barriers and facilitators for accessing breast and cervical cancer screenings; and exploring the feasibility of culturally adapting an existing evidence-based program encouraging breast and cervical cancer screening among women with intellectual and developmental disabilities titled Women Be Healthy 2. Results of this study will be used to inform future, larger-scale research projects in collaboration with partners.
Interested in collaborating on this project? Please email Heather.Williamson@nau.edu
This research has been supported by the Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (U54CA143925) in partnership with Dr. Julie Armin at the University of Arizona’s Cancer Center.