Rural Tribal Health – Organizations
Administration for Native Americans
Promotes self-sufficiency for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native American Pacific Islanders, including Native Samoans. Provides discretionary grant funding for community based projects, training, and technical assistance
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Works to provide health services for all Alaska Natives.
Includes a medical center hospital, leads construction on
water and sanitation facilities across Alaska, and provides
recruiting services. A Native American Research Center on
Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center
Works with the 27 Native American tribes in the Indian Health Service (IHS) Albuquerque Area by developing research, surveillance, and training programs with a focus on behavioral health, healthy aging, injury prevention, and chronic disease management and prevention. Part of the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board.
American Indian Cancer Foundation
Addresses the cancer inequities found in Indigenous communities by offering a variety of programs and resources focused on eliminating the burden of cancer through improved access to prevention, early detection, treatment, and support for the survivor.
American Indian College Fund
Provides college bridge programs, scholarships, and student
support services for American Indian students that attend
or plan to attend qualified tribal colleges and
American Indian Public Health Resource Center
Offers culturally-responsive technical assistance through
public health services, education, research, and policy
development to address public health disparities among
tribes residing in North Dakota, the Northern Plains, and
the U.S. as a whole. Provides tribal nations, agencies, and
government entities with Indigenous Evaluation training and
Association of American Indian Physicians
Provides educational forums, workshops, and conferences in the medical disciplines for American Indian and Alaska Native physicians. Works to help students pursue a health profession career, thereby increasing the number of AI/AN medical professionals in the workforce.
An independent grantmaker focused on small communities, leadership, and diversity. Focused on the needs of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations in those states.
Capacity Building Center for Tribes
Provides products and tools, peer networking activities, and individualized expert consultations to tribal welfare programs. Services are provided at no cost for American Indian and Alaska Native child welfare programs that receive Title IV-B or IV-E funding.
Center for Indigenous Health
Works in partnership with American Indian and Alaska Native communities to raise the health status, self-sufficiency, and health leadership of Native people to the highest possible level.
Division of Indian and Native American Programs
Provides general information about the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Section 166 Indian and Native American Program, to enrich the lives of Indian and Native Americans, and to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency through employment and job training.
First Nations Development Institute
Works to strengthen American Indian economies and support healthy Native communities. Provides training tools, program models, and financial resources required for creating, strengthening, and retaining community-based Native nonprofit and tribal organizations.
HUD Office of Native American Programs
Provides administration of programs, including working closely with tribes and tribally designated housing entities to help address housing and community development issues. Part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Indian Health Service
Provides federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. Works to positively affect the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Administers scholarship and loan repayment programs for American Indian and Alaska Native health professionals. Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health
Serves as the primary source of national advocacy, policy development, management and administration of behavioral health, alcohol and substance abuse, and family violence prevention programs for American Indian and Alaska Native people. Works in partnership with tribes and tribal organizations.
Indians Into Medicine Program
A University of North Dakota academic support program aiding American Indian students in their quest to serve the health care needs of native communities.
Midwest Assistance Program
Helps rural communities and tribal nations in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. A partner with the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) which provides technical assistance to communities through its six regional partners and 200 rural development specialists at the state and local levels in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
National American Indian Housing Council
Promotes, supports, and upholds tribes and tribal housing agencies in their efforts to provide culturally-relevant, decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for Native people in American Indian communities and Alaska Native villages.
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
Develops an American Indian private sector which employs
Indian labor, increases the number of tribal and individual
Indian businesses, and positively impacts and involves
reservation communities by establishing business
relationships between Indian enterprises and private
National Congress of American Indians
Serves as a forum for consensus-based policy development
among its membership of over 250 tribal governments from
every region of the country. Informs the public and the
federal government on tribal self-government, treaty
rights, and a broad range of federal policy issues
affecting tribal governments.
National Indian Child Care Association
Promotes quality and culturally relevant child care and development, and supports tribal governments by providing leadership and advocacy on behalf of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
National Indian Child Welfare Association
Dedicated to the well-being of American Indian children and families. Works to address the issues of child abuse and neglect through training, research, public policy, and grassroots community development.
National Indian Education Association
Supports traditional Native American cultures, promotes
Native control of educational institutions, and improves
educational opportunities and wellness for American
Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
Serves as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC)
addressing violence and safety for Native women and their
children, within their homes and in their communities, both
on and off tribal lands. The Center works with American
Indian and Alaska Native Tribes, Native Hawaiians, and
Native organizations to build their capacity to respond to
National Native American AIDS Prevention Center
A network of concerned Native people promoting HIV Prevention education by and for Native Americans. Mission is to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS among American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, and to improve the quality of life for those infected. Provides current information on HIV/AIDS, statistics, events, resources, and links to other sites.
National Society for American Indian Elderly
Works to improve the quality of life for American Indian
senior citizens by supporting a network of tribally
established and administered services, with a specific
focus in preserving the legacy of those living on
reservations. Offers grants to tribal member organizations.
NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
Collaborates with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to
develop and promote basic, clinical, translational, and
population-based research regarding cancer health
disparities. Informs program direction and scientific
policy to strengthen cancer disparities research, diversity
training, women's health, and sexual and gender minority
SBA Office of Native American Affairs
Works to ensure American Indians, Native Alaskans, and Native Hawaiians seeking to create, develop and expand small businesses have full access to the resources of the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Seeds of Native Health
Supports organizations and programs that increase access to healthy food and improve the overall health and well-being of Native Americans (NAs). Funds the development of curriculum and education programs promoting NA nutrition at the local and national level, as well as research addressing the critical dietary challenges faced by Native communities.
Think Cultural Health
Provides information, resources, and educational opportunities for health professionals to learn culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Sponsored by the Office of Minority Health.
Tribal Epidemiology Centers
Work to improve the health and well-being of AI/AN populations through a variety of activities that include managing public health information systems, investigating diseases of concern, overseeing disease prevention and control programs, responding to public health emergencies, and coordinating these activities with other public health authorities. Supported by a partnership between the Indian Health Service (IHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute of Health (NIH), and Office of Minority Health (OMH).
Tribal Health Research Office
Coordinates the National Institute of Health (NIH) Tribal Advisory Committee and tribal health research across NIH, including the development of reports, tribal health research coordination, and leveraging resources to fund tribal health research.
Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Organized to design and deliver education, research, training, and technical assistance programs which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country, and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples.