American Indians/Alaska Natives

Health Disparities Research Center

American Indians/Alaska Natives

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Alaska Native Knowledge Network: ANKN has been established to assist Native people, government agencies, educators and the general public in gaining access to the knowledge base that Alaska Natives have acquired through cumulative experience over millennia.

American Indian and Alaska Native U.S. Census Data Links:

Arctic Health: The Arctic Health website is a central source for information on diverse aspects of the Arctic environment and the health of northern peoples. The site gives access to evaluated health information from hundreds of local, state, national, and international agencies, as well as from professional societies and universities.

Association of American Indian Physicians: The mission of the AAIP is to pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing principles and restoring the balance of mind, body, and spirit.

Indian Health Service: The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Intercultural Cancer Council – American Indians/Alaska Natives & Cancer Fact Sheet: The ICC promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.

Kaiser Family Foundation – A Profile of American Indians and Alaska Natives and Their Health Coverage:

MedlinePlus – Native-American Health:

Native American Cancer Research: The Native American Cancer Research organization implements cancer primary prevention, secondary prevention, risk reduction, screening (early detection), education, training, research, diagnoses, control, treatment, support, quality of life, and / or studies of cancer among Native Americans.

National Indian Council on Aging: The National Indian Council On Aging, Inc. (NICOA) is a non-profit organization that advocates for improved, comprehensive health and social services for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.

National Indian Health Board: The National Health Board (NIHB) is an organization providing health care advocacy services, facilitates Tribal budget consolation and provides timely information and other services to all Tribal Governments. Whether Tribes operate their own health care delivery systems or receive health care directly from the Indian Health Services (IHS), NIHB is their advocate. NIHB also conducts research, provides policy analysis, program assessment and development, national and regional meeting planning, training, technical assistance programs and project management. It also serves as conduit to open opportunities for the advancement of American Indian and Alaska Native health care with other national and international organizations, foundations, and corporations.

National Library of Medicine – American Indian Health:

National Network of Libraries of Medicine:

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board’s Northwest Tribal Registry Project: The Registry Project works with state health bodies to correct racial misclassification thereby increasing the quality of disease surveillance data for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Spirit of EAGLES Native American Programs: The focus of the SoE Community Networks Program is to increase community-based participatory research opportunities addressing culturally relevant education, training, and research. The long-term goal is to reduce cancer health disparities by maintaining and expanding tribal community networks and coalitions established by the SoE.

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research – American Indian and Alaska Native Cancer Fact Sheet: Drawing on expert cancer prevention knowledge, this fact sheet is designed to provide information to AIAN community and tribal members on how to reduce their risk of developing cancer.

U.S. Census Bureau – The American Community Survey, American Indians and Alaska Natives 2004:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:

Urban Indian Health Institute: In July 2000, the Urban Indian Health Institute was established as a division within the Seattle Indian Health Board, a community health center targeting urban American Indians and Alaska Natives. The mission of UIHI is to support the health and well-being of Urban Indian communities through information, scientific inquiry, and technology.




Updated July 2017