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Rural Tribal Health Organizations

Administration for Native Americans (ANA)
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
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Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)
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 Health.
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American Indian College Fund
Provides scholarship funds for American Indian students at qualified tribal colleges and universities.
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American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
Represents 37 tribal colleges in the U.S. and Canada through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.
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American Indian/Alaska Native National REC (AI/AN National REC)
American Indian/Alaska Native National Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) that helps health care providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)
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.
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Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
Provides services to American Indians, Indian Tribes, and Alaska natives through many programs and relationships.
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Bush Foundation
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.
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Center for American Indian Health (CAIH)
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.
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Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH)
Promotes the health and well-being of American Indians and Alaska Natives, of all ages, by pursuing research, training, continuing education, technical assistance, and information dissemination.
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Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health (CRCAIH)
Focuses on building tribal research infrastructure and transdisciplinary research teams in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Helps tribal communities and health professionals plan and perform research addressing the health issues of American Indians.
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Division of Indian and Native American Programs (DINAP)
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.
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First Nations Development Institute (FNDI)
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.
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HUD Office of Native American Programs (ONAP)
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.
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Indian Health Service (IHS)
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.
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Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health (IHS DBH)
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.
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Indians Into Medicine Program (INMED)
A University of North Dakota academic support program aiding American Indian students in their quest to serve the health care needs of native communities.
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Inter Tribal Council of Arizona American Indian Research Center for Health (AIRCH)
Encourages practical research to improve American Indian peoples' health status, as well as to increase the number of American Indians engaged in research within American Indian communities.
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Local Technical Assistance Program and Tribal Technical Assistance Program (LTAP/TTAP)
Composed of a network of 58 Centers - one in every state, Puerto Rico, and regional Centers serving tribal governments - that help improve their communities' roads and bridges by supplying them with training programs, an information clearinghouse, new and existing technology updates, personalized technical assistance, and newsletters.
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Midwest Assistance Program (MAP)
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.
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Morris K Udall and Stewart L Udall Foundation
Dedicated to educating Americans to preserve and protect their heritage through scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs focused on environmental and Native American issues.
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National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC)
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.
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National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)
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 industry.
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National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center (NCAI PRC)
Provides tribal leaders with information, research, and data to aid in policy decisions that best reflect the needs of their communities. Is the policy research center for the National Congress of American Indians.
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National Indian Child Care Association (NICCA)
Advocates quality child care provision for Native American children.
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National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
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.
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National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)
Works for improved comprehensive health, social services, and economic well-being for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.
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National Indian Education Association (NIEA)
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.
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National Indian Health Board (NIHB)
Works to strength tribal management capabilities in health and human service delivery.
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National Indian Women's Health Resource Center (NIWHRC)
Provides training, advocacy, and programs to assist American Indian and Alaska Native women achieve optimal health and well being throughout their lifetime.
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National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC)
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.
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National Resource Center on Native American Aging (NRCNAA)
Addresses the needs of American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian elders. Works to identify and increase awareness of evolving Native elder health and social issues.
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National Society for American Indian Elderly (NSAIE)
Works to improve the quality of life for on-reservation and rural American Indian senior citizens by supporting a network of tribally established and administered services. Offers grants to tribal member organizations.
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Native American National Coalition of Mobile Health Clinics (MHCA - NAC)
Works with mobile health clinics to find solutions to the unique challenges of mobile healthcare delivery to Native American populations.
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Native American Research & Training Center (NARTC)
Serves as a resource in health related research and training for Native American communities nation-wide.
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Native American Research Centers on Health (NARCH)
Federally-funded research centers that conduct research and research training responsive to the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
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Native Research Network
Network of American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Canadian Aboriginal persons to promote and advocate for high quality research that is collaborative, supportive and builds capacity.
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NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD)
Works with National Cancer Institute divisions and National Institute of Health institutes and centers to promote research and training in cancer health disparities, including disparities based on geography, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other factors.
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Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB)
Works to assist Northwest tribes to improve the health status and quality of life of member tribes and Indian people in their delivery of culturally appropriate and holistic health care. A Native American Research Center on Health site.
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Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3)
Works to reduce and prevent chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes in Native children.
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Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Coordinates across federal agencies responsible to address alcohol and substance abuse issues, including DOI's (Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education), DOJ's (Office of Justice Programs, Office of Tribal Justice), HHS and other agencies in charge of assisting Indian Country to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's tribal communities.
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SBA Office of Native American Affairs
Works to ensure that 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.
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Holds jurisdiction to study the unique problems of American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples and to propose legislation to alleviate these difficulties.
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Special Education Program for Teachers and Administrators (SEPTA)
Works to develop and implement a comprehensive Special Education training program that enhances the professional development of Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and BIA grant school personnel.
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Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs)
Work to improve the health and well-being of AI/AN populations through a variety of activities including surveillance for disease conditions, epidemiological analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of surveillance data, investigation of disease outbreaks, and more. Supported by a partnership between the Indian Health Service (IHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Tribal Health Research Office (THRO)
Coordinates the 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.
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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.
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Zender Environmental Health and Research Group
Provides environmental program services for underserved tribal and isolated rural populations.
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Last Reviewed: 3/17/2016