Formed in 2005, the NIH AI/AN Health Communications and Information Work Group provides a forum for health education and communications staff from National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutes, Centers, and Offices to share strategies and effective communication approaches to develop and disseminate health information to American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Honoring Health: Resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives is a quarterly e-newsletter that features a different health topic in each issue and highlights resources, events, training, and grants and funding opportunities. It is produced by the NIAMS on behalf of the National Institutes of Health, the Indian Health Service, and the Administration for Community Living’s Administration on Aging. Subscribe to receive the newsletter.
New Health Newsletter for Native Americans Launched (NIH Record, November 20, 2015)
Dr. Deana Around Him is a postdoctoral fellow at the NIH Clinical Center. In this video she discusses her work on maternal and child health in American Indian communities.
Past Workshops and Presentations
- November 5, 2015 "SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Work: For and With Indian Country"
Sheila Cooper, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda
Healing Our Community through Narrative: The Power of Storytelling
- November 12, 2014 “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas”
Dr. Gabrielle Tayac, National Museum of the American Indian
- April 3, 2014
Dr. Dawn Satterfield, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Lawrence Agodoa, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- November 14, 2013
Dr. Ted Mala, Director of Tribal Relations, Southcentral Foundation
Brenda Manuelito and Carmella Rodriguez, nDigidreams, LLC