Last Reviewed: Dec. 17, 2009
Last Modified: Dec. 17, 2009
Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities (OMHD)
Indian & Alaska Native (AI/AN)
Tribal epidemiology centers are a critical element of the CDC/Indian
Health Service (IHS) partnership to improve the health and well-being of
AI/AN populations. Activities include surveillance for disease
conditions, epidemiological analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of
surveillance data, investigation of disease outbreaks, development and
implementation of epidemiological studies, development and implementation
of disease control and prevention programs, and coordination of activities
with other public health authorities in the region.
Indian Health Service (IHS), Division of Epidemiology & Disease
The centers are as follow:
Map of All U.S. Tribal Epi Centers
Alaska Native Tribal
Epidemiology Center (ANTEC)
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)
the ability of Alaska Native health provider agencies to assess long-term
changes in the health status of Alaska's native people.
Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (AASTEC)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Collaborates with 27 Southwestern American Indian Tribes to
provide health-related research, surveillance, and training to
improve the quality of life of American Indians.
California Tribal Epidemiology Center (CTEC)
California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. (CRIHB)
Serves to improve American Indian health in
California to the highest level by engaging American Indian
communities in collecting and interpreting health information to
establish health priorities, monitor health status, and develop
effective public health services that respect cultural values and
traditions of the communities.
Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) Tribal Epidemiology Center
Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
Supports tribal communities in Michigan,
Minnesota and Wisconsin in their efforts to improve health by
assisting with data needs through partnership development, community
based research, education and technical assistance.
Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona
Tribal Epidemiology Center (ITCA TEC)
Develops Tribally directed epidemiology and public health services
that enable Tribes' to assess individual and community health
status, improve ability to plan, conduct and manage their local
public health services for their communities in coordination with
other health authorities.
Serves more than 42
tribes in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah.
Epidemiology Center (NTEC)
P.O. Box 1390;
(FedEx: Tribal Administration Building #2, Downstairs);
Window Rock, Arizona
Phone: (928) 871-6254
FAX: (928) 871-6255
Director: Deborah Klaus, Ph.D.
Tribal Epidemiology Center (NPTEC)
Tribal Chairman Health Board
Rapid City, South
Provides leadership, technical assistance, support, and advocacy
to Northern Plains tribal nations and communities in order to
eliminate the disparities in health that currently exist for tribal
people of the area.
Tribal Epidemiology Center (NWTEC)
Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB)
Serves the 40 federally recognized tribes who are its members plus the two urban
Indian organizations in Washington,
Oregon, and Idaho.
Rocky Mountain Tribal
Epidemiology Center (RMTEC)
Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center (SPITEC)
City Area Inter-Tribal Health Board (OCAITHB)
PO Box 57377
(FedEx: 3625 NW 56th Street, 73112-4559);
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Office Phone (405)951-6004, ext.104
Office Fax (405)951-3902
Acting Director: Courtney Bingham, MPH
United South and Eastern
Tribes, Inc. (USET)
Tribal Epidemiology Center
Serves tribes up and
down the east coast, including those in Alabama, South Carolina,
Maine, and Pennsylvania.
Contact USET TEC
Urban Indian Health
Institute Tribal Epidemiology Center (UIHI TEC)
eleven tribal epidemiology centers, the UIHI focuses on the
nationwide urban American Indian/Alaskan native population while the
other ten serve tribes regionally.