Native American | Alaska Native | Tribal | Urban
Tribal Health Resources
Numerous governmental and tribal agencies exist that provide
culturally appropriate information, education, training, research and services
to American Indian and Alaska Natives and advocate for the needs of Indian
people. Approaches vary and may incorporate Western medicine and traditional
healing practices, but all are aimed at raising the health and well-being
of AI/AN peoples to the highest possible level.
Native American Resources
American Indian Health
This web resource on American Indian Health, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine, is designed to bring together health and medical
resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, and research. Links are provided here to
an assortment of documents, web sites, databases, and other resources.
Association of American Indian Physicians
AAIP is dedicated to pursuing excellence in Native American health care by promoting
education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing practices and
restoring the balance of mind, body, and spirit. AAIP members are very active in medical
education, cross cultural training between western and traditional medicine,
and assisting Indian communities.
- Association of Native American Medical Students
ANAMS represents Native American graduate stusents throughout the United States and Canada and is comprised of students enrolled in
medical school or allied health professions including dentistry, veterinary, optometry, podiatry and pharmacy. ANAMS provides support
and resource networking and seeks to increase the number of Native American students in the health professions.
- Center for American Indian Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
The Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health's mission is to research, design and implement partnerships with tribes.
healthfinder® for Native American Health
Lots of government resources. Search Native American, American Indians and Alaska Native – each returns different results.
Indian Health Service
This federal agency is responsible for delivering direct health care services to the nations federally-recognized American Indians and
Alaska Natives tribes. The site includes links to education and employment opportunities, news and policy issues.
Michigan Inter-Tribal Council
A consortium of Michigan's federally-recognized tribes.
- National Indian Health Board
A listing of Regional and Area Indian Health Boards.
National Library of Medicine's History of Healthcare for Native American Indians
The exhibit focuses on the administration of healthcare to Native American recipients by the United States Government. It examines
the evolution of government responsibility and its transfer through the Departments of War, the Interior, and Health, Education, and
Welfare, now the Department of Health and Human Services. Items exhibited comprise, mainly, collections of the National Library of
Medicine. These are supplemented by loaned items from the Dickinson College Library's Special Collections. Also displayed are
photographic and textual reproductions of materials from the National Archives and Records Administration, the National
Anthropological Archives of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Cumberland County Historical Society in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
- National Native American AIDS Prevention Center
NNAAPC was founded in 1987 as a network of concerned Native people to support and speak publicly on the need for HIV prevention and
education by and for Native people. The organization's mission is to stop the spread of HIV and related diseases among American
Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians and to improve the quality of life for people in these communities affected by HIV/AIDS.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Easy-to-Read Health and Medical Sites
Online resources for health and medical information in an "easy-to-read" format.
- Native Elder Healthcare Resource Center at the University of Colorado Health Science
A national resource center for older American Indian and Alaska Natives with special emphasis on culturally competent health care.
- Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAHIB)
Assists Northwest tribes in improving the health status and quality of life of member tribes and Indian people in their delivery
of culturally appropriate and holistic health care.
- Pacific Northwest Region IHS Site
Alaska Native Resources
Tribal Health Web Sites
- Health Web Page of Cherokee Nation
The health web page of the Official site of the Cherokee Nation. Provides a list of health services, clinics, and numerous health
- Health Web Page of Cheyenne-Arapaho Nation
The health web page of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Nation. Provides information on tribal health education, vocational rehab, diabetes
wellness, and a substance abuse program.
- Health Page of the Choctaw Nation
Offers information on Residential treatment for Women and Children, and other programs that provide necessary materials to
accompany the Native people in their everyday lives.
- Health Page of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Offers basic information on the motives of the health clinic, and some of the things that they offer.
- Health Page of the Passamaquoddy Tribe
Provides the mission of the health clinic, hours of operation, medical records, and patient registration.
- Health Page of the Seneca Nation
Offers information on the health department, and provides an index of numbers of the health centers.
- Health Page of the Wampanoag Tribe
Offers information about their insurance counseling, community nurse services, and community health outreach.
- Health Page of the White Mountain Apache
Offers a phone list of the different services in their health department.
- Health Page of the Wichita People
Offers brief information on their health program, and a photo of their clinic.
Urban Health Web Sites
Seattle Indian Health Board
A community health center that serves the healthcare needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives living in the greater Seattle/King
County region of western Washington. Also sponsors the
Urban Indian Health Institute, which maintains nationwide data on health
surveillance, research, and policy issues affecting the health status of urban American Indians and Alaska Natives.
- Urban Indian Health Institute