Behavioral and Mental Health Research in the Arctic Conference - June 2009

On June 2-3, 2009 at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Fogarty International Center (FIC), U.S. Arctic Research Commission (USARC), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and NIH institutes/centers (NCRR, NIDA, NIAAA, and NIMH), together with other State, local and tribal organizations, U.S. and foreign researchers, conducted a behavioral and mental health conference.

The goals of this conference were to:

  1. Discuss behavioral and mental health issues that are currently facing pan-Arctic communities;
  2. Review the status of ongoing research in these fields;
  3. Identify and discuss new research opportunities; and
  4. Initiate a process to develop a long-term plan to conduct future research in these areas.

The U.S. component of this plan will be presented as a formal report to IARPC for adoption and implementation.