The Native Cancer Information Resource Center and Learning Exchange (Native CIRCLE) is a resource center providing cancer- and non-cancer-related materials to health care professionals and lay people involved in the education, care and treatment of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Culturally appropriate educational materials are essential tools for community outreach. The American Indian/Alaska Native Cancer Information Resource Center and Learning Exchange ("Native CIRCLE"), established in 1999, within the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center provides, stimulates, develops, maintains and disseminates culturally appropriate cancer, diabetes and health and wellness materials for American Indian/Alaska Native educators, providers and students. Movies and print materials sent to CIRCLE from around Indian country are reviewed by the medical director (Judith Salmon Kaur, M.D.) for medical accuracy, modified if necessary, and made available for distribution to health care and community settings.