CHPPR personnel provide training in primary prevention and brief behavioral interventions for students
in health-related training programs within the School of Medicine and the Department of Psychology.
In addition, predoctoral and postdoctoral training positions within CHPPR provide students and fellows
with supervised training experiences.
CHPPR personnel also provide training in brief interventions for behavior change to health care providers
and clinic support staff in community clinics. These interventions can cover dependence on tobacco,
alcohol and other substances as well as physical activity and dietary changes. Training is offered via
a three-part series that is uniquely tailored for each health-care clinic.
To learn more about our services to health care providers or CHPPR’s teaching mission please contact
us at (701) 777-4046 or email
Related Programs and Projects
Enhanced Prenatal Care (EPC) Program
The aim of good prenatal care is to detect any potential problems early, to prevent them if possible,
and to direct the woman to appropriate treatment if necessary. The availability of good prenatal care
has played a part in reducing maternal death rates and miscarriages as well as birth defects, low birth
weight, and other preventable infant problems. The EPC program evaluated an intervention intended to
improve clinic-based prenatal care for Native American women by adding health promotion and preventive
health components. All Native American women presenting for prenatal care through the IHS clinic on
the Ft. Berthold Reservation of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation in North Dakota were eligible
to enroll for the enhanced services (funded by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control).