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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 Logo 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 Logo 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 Logohealthfinder® for Native American Health
    Lots of government resources. Search Native American, American Indians and Alaska Native – each returns different results.

  • Indian Health Service Logo 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.

  • National Indian Health Board Logo 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.

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  • 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 Library of Medicine Logo 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 Center
    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.

  • Indian Health ServicePacific Northwest Region IHS Site

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Tribal Health Web Sites

Urban Health Web Sites

  • Seattle Indian Health Board Logo 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

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