Injury Prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities


Each tribal community in Indian country is unique with its own set of traditions, languages, practices, connections to elders, and social ties. Native communities work with the support of CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center) to prevent injuries, the leading cause of death for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) between the ages of 1 and 54.

The Injury Center partners with and supports native communities, federally recognized tribes, Tribal Epidemiology Centers,external icon tribal organizations, and Indian Health Serviceexternal icon to improve health and wellness.


CDC is working with partners to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) by promoting safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.


CDC provides funding to improve opioid surveillance and address the opioid crisis in tribal communities


CDC is working with tribes to reduce risk and increase protective factors to prevent suicide among American Indians and Alaska Natives.


Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of unintentional injury death for Proven strategies to reduce motor vehicle injuries and deaths can be successfully tailored to tribal communities or Vehicle Safety


The Star Collection books features and celebrates feeling connected to culture and community and having positive relationships with others that are safe, stable, and nurturing.

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Violence Against AIAN People

CDC works to understand and address Missing or Murdered Indigenous Peoplespdf icon issues by sharing data and violence prevention efforts.

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Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) is the largest, most comprehensive tribal health organization in the United States. The organization puts creativity and innovation at the forefront of its programming to serve over 160,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people across a vast geographic area.

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49 Days of Ceremony

Any visitor to the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board’s (NPAIHB) websiteexternal icon is greeted with this statement: “We know that there is much work to be done to improve the health status in Indian Country, but we do not shy away from the challenge.”

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