Native American Health Care Resources
American Indian Health Resources
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Native American Child Health
    The Committee on Native American Child Health (CONACH) develops policies and programs that improve the health of Native American children.
  • American Indian and Alaskan Native Maternal Child Health
    The Indian Health Service Maternal Child Health Portal provides information to Indian Health Service providers and consumers about American Indian and Alaska Native women and children.
  • CJ Foundation for SIDS
    The CJ Foundation has American Indian specific Brochures and Posters available to be downloaded (in PDF format).
  • Healthy People American Indian and Alaska Native Gateway
    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has launched a "Health for All" Americans agenda as part of its efforts to meet the Healthy People 2010 objectives issued by the Federal Government in January 2000. This NHLBI link offers American Indian specific cardiovascular disease resources.
  • Healthy People Primary Prevention Focus Areas
    The Indian Health Service offers a list of Primary Prevention Focus Areas, that serve as a roadmap of American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) communities need for assessing current health status, designing and implementing programs to improve health, and evaluating the effectiveness of these programs.
  • Minority Women's Health > American Indians/Alaska Natives
    Here you will find the National Women's Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women's Health, Minority Women's Health Resources for American Indians/Alaska Natives.
  • National Indian Council on Aging 
  • The National Indian Council On Aging, Inc. (NICOA), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1976 by members of the National Tribal Chairmen’s Association that called for a national organization to advocate for improved, comprehensive health and social services to American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.
  • National Indian Women's Health Resource Center
    The National Indian Women's Health Resource Center (NIWHRC), is a national non-profit organization whose mission is "To assist American Indian and Alaska Native women achieve optimal health and well being throughout their lifetime." In 1993, the Director of Indian Health Service assembled a group of Indian women, recognized as leaders in the health field, to serve on a Steering Committee and to advise IHS on the health needs of Indian women.
  • National Library of Medicine American Indian Health
    An information portal for issues affecting American Indian Health.
  • National Native American AIDS Prevention Center
    The National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) helps organizations that serve Native communities to plan, develop and manage HIV/AIDS prevention, intervention, care and treatment programs.
  • Native Health Database
    The Native Health Database contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations.
  • Native-American Health: Medline Plus
    On this Medline Plus page, you'll find links to health issues that affect Native-Americans.
  • One Sky Center
    The American Indian Alaskan Native National Resource Center for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
  • The Native Circle
    The American Indian / Alaska Native Cancer Information Resource Center and Learning Exchange (Native CIRCLE) exists to stimulate, develop, maintain, and disseminate culturally appropriate cancer information materials for American Indian / Alaska Native educators, healthcare leaders, and students.
Health Resources for American Indian Youth
  • United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc.
    The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. offers fitness and nutrition links as well as information on Native youth campaigns to fight childhood obesity.
  • Urban Native Youth Association
    UNYA is a registered not-for-profit society with the Province of BC and a federally registered charitable organization. UNYA offers downloadable health tips for Native youth.
International Indigenous Health Groups
  • Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association Ltd
    AIDA is a not-for-profit, non-government organization dedicated to the pursuit of leadership, partnership & scholarship in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, education and workforce.
  • 'Ahahui o na Kauka
    'Ahahui o nā Kauka, the Association of Native Hawaiian Physicians, is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1998.
  • Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada
    A voluntary association of First Nations, Inuit and Métis medical students, residents and physicians, with members learning and working all across Canada.
  • Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa
    The Maori Medical Practitioners Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
National Indian Organizations
  • National Congress of American Indians
    The National Congress of American Indians is positioned to monitor federal policy and coordinated efforts to inform federal decisions that affect tribal government interests.
  • National Council of Urban Indian Health
    The National Council of Urban Indian Health supports and develops quality accessible health care programs for all American Indian and Alaska Natives living in urban communities through advocacy, training, education, and leadership development.
  • National Indian Council On Aging, Inc.
    The National Indian Council On Aging, Inc. was formed to advocate for improved, comprehensive health and social services to American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.
  • National Indian Health Board
    The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) represents Tribal governments—both those that operate their own health care delivery systems through contracting and compacting, and those receiving health care directly from the Indian Health Service (IHS).
Federal Health Agency Links
  • Department of Health and Human Services
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency charged with protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
    The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.
  • Indian Health Service
    Visit the Indian Health Service web site for information on this federal health program for American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
  • National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    The mission of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) is to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities.
  • Office of Minority Health
    The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), focuses attention, programs and funding on promoting a life in the community with jobs, homes and meaningful relationships with family and friends for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders.
Health Career Resources
  • AAMC: Tomorrow's Doctors
    Explore a career in medicine by visiting the Association of American Medical Colleges web page of resources for future physicians.
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
    The American Indian Science and Engineering Society mission is to increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines.
  • Changing the Faces of Medicine
    Discover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine. The individuals featured here provide an intriguing glimpse of the broader community of women doctors who are making a difference.
  • NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education
    The Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) is responsible for ensuring that the biomedical research experiences of trainees in the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) are as rewarding as possible. The NIH IRP offers programs for high school and college students, recent college graduates, graduate students, professional students, and postdoctoral and clinical fellows.
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
    SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership.
Health Information
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Online Health Information
    CDC.gov is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people’s health. CDC applies research and findings to improve people’s daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies. Working with states and other partners, CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with personnel stationed in more than 25 foreign countries.
  • Doctor Finder
    Use the Medline Plus directory list to locate physicians and other health care providers in your area.
  • Medline Plus: Interactive Health Tutorials
    The Medline Plus Interactive Health Tutorials provide simplified medical information through the use of animations, narration and graphics for patients to better understand their medical conditions.
  • National Library of Medicine Health Information Resources
    Use the National Library of Medicine Health Information to find reliable information on health topics, current health news, and related resources.
Health Professional Resources
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
    The American Academy of Family Physicians is the national association of family doctors.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
  • American Medical Association
    The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.
  • American Psychiatric Association
    The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide.
  • American Public Health Association
    The American Public Health Association represents a broad array of health professionals and others who care about their own health and the health of their communities.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a non-profit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation's largest philanthropies, plays a powerful role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S.
  • Mayo Clinic - Spirit of EAGLES
    This AI/AN Leadership Initiative on Cancer addresses comprehensive tribal cancer control through partnerships with The Network for Cancer Control Research among AI/AN populations, tribes, multiple cancer centers, Cancer Information Services, and the American Cancer Society.
  • Medscape
    Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools.
  • National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association
    The National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association (NANAINA) is founded upon its predecessor organization, the American Indian Nurses Association and later, the American Indian Alaska Native Nurses Association.
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health. The Institute supports much of the clinical research on the diseases of internal medicine and related subspecialty fields, as well as many basic science disciplines.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is to reduce the burden of neurological disease - a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine
    The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.
 

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