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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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 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
- 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
- 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.