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American Indian & Alaska Native (AI/AN) Epidemiology Centers

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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 Prevention (DEDP), National Office

The centers are as follow:

Map of All U.S. Tribal Epi Centers

Red Arrow Alaska Native Tribal Epidemiology Center (ANTEC)
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)
Anchorage, Alaska
Enhances the ability of Alaska Native health provider agencies to assess long-term changes in the health status of Alaska's native people. Contact ANTEC
Red Arrow 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. Contact AASTEC
Red Arrow California Tribal Epidemiology Center (CTEC)
California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. (CRIHB)
Sacramento, California
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.  Contact CTEC
Red Arrow Great Lakes 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. Contact GLITEC
Red Arrow Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona Tribal Epidemiology Center (ITCA TEC)
Phoenix, Arizona
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.  Contact ITCA
Red Arrow Navajo Tribal Epidemiology Center (NTEC)
P.O. Box 1390;
(FedEx: Tribal Administration Building #2, Downstairs);
Window Rock, Arizona  86515
Phone: (928) 871-6254
FAX: (928) 871-6255
Director: Deborah Klaus, Ph.D.
Red Arrow Northern Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center (NPTEC)
Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairman Health Board
Rapid City, South Dakota
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. Contact NPTEC
Red Arrow Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center (NWTEC)
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB)
Portland, Oregon

Serves the 40 federally recognized tribes who are its members plus the two urban Indian organizations in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.  Contact NWTEC
Red Arrow Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center (RMTEC)
Montana/Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council
Billings, Montana
Contact RMTEC
Red Arrow Southern Plains Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center (SPITEC)
Oklahoma City Area Inter-Tribal Health Board (OCAITHB)
PO Box 57377
(FedEx: 3625 NW 56th Street, 73112-4559);
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73157-7377
Office Phone (405)951-6004, ext.104
Office Fax (405)951-3902
Acting Director: Courtney Bingham, MPH
Red Arrow United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) Tribal Epidemiology Center
Nashville Tennessee
Serves tribes up and down the east coast, including those in Alabama, South Carolina, Maine, and Pennsylvania.  Contact USET TEC
Red Arrow Urban Indian Health Institute Tribal Epidemiology Center (UIHI TEC)
Seattle, Washington
One of eleven tribal epidemiology centers, the UIHI focuses on the nationwide urban American Indian/Alaskan native population while the other ten serve tribes regionally.  Contact UIHI

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