Tribes and Indian Organizations1
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) maintains a Tribal Directory, which includes contact information for federally-recognized tribes.
Tribal Epidemiology Centers
Tribal Epidemiology Centers are a critical element of the CDC/Indian Health Service partnership as they improve the health and well-being of American Indian/Alaska Native 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 maintains a map and directory for Tribal Epidemiology Centers
- More information is available through the IHS Division of Epidemiology & Disease Prevention, National Office
Native American Research Centers for Health
The Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) initiative supports partnerships between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes or tribally-based organizations and institutions that conduct intensive academic-level biomedical, behavioral and health services research. The NARCH program provides opportunities for conducting research, research training and faculty development to meet the needs of AI/AN communities. As a developmental process, tribes and tribal organizations are able to build a research infrastructure, including a core component for capacity building and the possibility of reducing the many health disparities prevalent in AI/AN communities.
Indian Organizations that Focus on Public Health
(Note: This list is not all-inclusive)
- Acoma-Canoncito-Laguna Service Unit
- Alamo Navajo Chapter
- Alaska Native Health Board
- Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc.
- All Indian Pueblo Council, Inc.
- California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc.
- Chinle Service Unit Health Board
- Crownpoint Service Unit Health Board
- Eight Northern Indian Pueblos
- Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos, Inc.
- Ft. Defiance Service Unit Health Board
- Gallup SU Health Board
- Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center
- Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc.
- Indian Health Board of Billings, Inc.
- Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.
- Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Inc.
- Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc.
- Inter-Tribal Health Care Center
- Kayenta Service Unit Board
- Lake County Health Consortium, Inc.
- Minneapolis Indian Health Board Inc.
- Montana-Wyoming Area Indian Health Board
- National Indian Health Board
- Native Research Network, Inc.
- Navajo Area Indian Health Service
- Navajo Nation Council
- Northern Cheyenne Board of Health
- Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
- Oklahoma City Area Inter-Tribal Health Board
- Seattle Indian Health Board
- Shiprock Service Unit Health Board
- Southern Colorado Ute Health Board
- Southern Indian Health Council, Inc.
- Tuba City Service Unit Health Board
- United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
- Winslow Service Unit Health Board
1 “Indian Organizations: 1) Those federally-recognized tribally constituted entities that have been designated by their governing body. 2) Any regional or national organizations whose board is comprised of Federally-recognized Indian Tribes and elected/appointed Tribal leaders. 3) Native-serving organizations, including urban Indian organizations and rural Indian organizations.” [CDC/ATSDR Tribal Consultation Policy (revised 2012), pg. 8].