American Indian/Alaska Native NPA Caucus

There are 567 federally recognized tribes and an estimated 5.2 million American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) living in the United States. American Indians and Alaska Natives are resilient and rich in culture with strong family and community relationships. However, AI/ANs are disproportionately affected by social determinants, such as education, housing and food security, which can result in poor health outcomes. Health conditions faced by AI/ANs include obesity, diabetes, oral disease, cardiovascular disease as well as mental and behavioral health issues.

The NPA is engaging in dialogue with tribal governments, tribal health departments/agencies and AI/AN organizations to address AI/AN issues. By working with the Regional Health Equity Councils (RHECs), an AI/AN NPA Caucus, Federal Interagency Health Equity Team and other partners, the NPA is providing support and resources to address AI/AN health disparities.



In the Spotlight

  • Tribal Epidemiology Centers Strengthen the Public Health Capacity of Communities Through the years, American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations have been underrepresented in the data surveillance that informs health decisions at the federal, state, tribal and local level ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2016, 7:04 AM by NPA RHEC
  • Native CDFIs Providing Hope via Financial Literacy, Economic Opportunity In the language of the tribal Native American group, the Lakota, there is no traditional word for money. That makes the work of the Four Bands Community Fund, a nonprofit ...
    Posted May 16, 2016, 5:25 AM by NPA RHEC
  • Affordable Care Act Messaging for American Indians and Alaska Natives The Affordable Care Act offers many opportunities to American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) who lack health insurance coverage. The National Indian Health Board, American Indian Health & Family Services ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2016, 2:10 PM by NPA RHEC
  • Public Health Accreditation Webinars Are you interested in learning all about Public Health Accreditation? With funding from the Office of Minority Health-National Partnership for Action, The National Indian Health Board and Association of ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2016, 2:08 PM by NPA RHEC
  • Tribal Epidemiology Centers Webinar On February 23, 2015, the American Indian and Alaska Native Health Equity Caucus hosted the webinar Tribal Epidemiology Centers: Addressing American Indian and Alaska Native Health Disparities. The webinar provided ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2016, 2:06 PM by NPA RHEC
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