Tribes and Indian Organizations¹
Federally Recognized Tribes
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) maintains a Tribal Leaders Directory that lists 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 (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, disease control, and prevention programs; and coordination of activities with other public health authorities in the region.
- Overview of Tribal Epidemiology Centers [PDF-434KB]
- The Tribal Epidemiology Center website maintains a map and directory for all 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 AI/AN tribes or tribally based organizations and institutions that conduct intensive academic-level biomedical, behavioral, and health services research. NARCH 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.
- Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board, Inc.
- 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].
- Page last reviewed: February 5, 2016
- Page last updated: February 5, 2016
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