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The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a tribally managed and operated nonprofit organization responsible for providing certain statewide health services for Alaska Natives. In particular their HIV/AIDS program cares for many patients across Alaska including remote villages and lands. The HIV/AIDS Clinic and staff are located both in and near the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
A 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization serving the health, social service, and cultural needs of Native Americans residing in New York City. In 1991, AICH instituted the HIV/AIDS Project to provide HIV related services through outreach, referral and case management. Site features calendar of events, descriptions of AICH services, and resource list including Native American Leadership Commission on Health & AIDS (NALCHA) News.
These guidelines were jointly produced by the Rural Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention (RCAP) and the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAPPC) in 2004. The guidelines provide background and technical information specific to working with Native American communities to prevent HIV/AIDS.
Indigenous Peoples Task Force (formally Minnesota American Indian AIDS Task Force) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. The vision is to "Strengthen and Enhance the Health and Education of Native People". We also provide education services to prevent the transmission of HIV and to provide direct services to Native Americans and their family members living with HIV.
In Arizona, American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN) are affected by sexually transmitted diseases (STD) at a disproportionate rate compared to other ethnic groups. With the second highest Chlamydia and Gonorrhea rates, the likelihood of HIV transmission increases among the AI/AN population. Tribes are in need of culturally appropriate evidence-based models to implement in their programs. Such models reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS, increase condom use, and change behavioral norms.
In collaboration with the Hopi Tribe, San Carlos Apache Tribe, and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, ITCA is adapted and implemented the Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics about AIDS (SISTA) Project with American Indian women who are at high risk of contracting STIs. The new curriuclum is now called the Native American Sisters Informing Sisters: Talking, Educating, and Reducing Risk (NA SISTER). These two-hour multi-sessions are provided in a two-day seminar presented by facilitators in a community-based setting.
Established to provide primary health care, behavioral health and ancillary services to the urban, non-reservation Native Americans residing within the greater metropolitan Phoenix area.
Provides health education materials for a variety of health issues including HIV/AIDS. Located on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, NAWHERC was the first resource center located on a reservation in the US. Site includes action alerts.
Advocating for quality, accessible healthcare for American Indians and Alaska Natives living in Urban communities.
The UNM Center for Native American Health has a long-standing partnership with the UNM HSC Library and the Native Health Database. "The Native Health Database contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations. The database provides information for the benefit, use, and education of organizations and individuals with an interest in health-related issues, programs, and initiatives regarding North American indigenous peoples.
Administers the HIV/AIDS Health Promotion and Education Cooperation Agreement Project which is funded by the Office of Minority Health. The goal of this project is to raise awareness and educate American Indian families of the risk factors associated and contributing to the contraction of HIV/AIDS by providing culturally appropriate health education materials and trainings on how to reduce an individual and communities risk of becoming infected.
To address the impact of HIV/AIDS on American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians through culturally appropriate advocacy, research, education, and policy development in support of healthy Indigenous people.
"In A Sacred Manner We Shall Live" -- Project Red Talon (PRT) is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PRT is responsible for providing HIV/STD prevention education, training, technical assistance, capacity building, and resource materials to federally recognized American Indian tribes in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Site includes overviews of major health issues/concerns facing American Indians, Tribal profiles, resource list and information about the Portland Area Indian Health Service Institutional Review Board.
The Northwest AIDS Education and Training Center (NWAETC), located at the University of Washington, offers HIV treatment education, clinical consultation, capacity building, and technical assistance to health care professionals and agencies in Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon.
(Formerly Body Positive) continues commitment to building awareness locally and regionally. It deals in areas of research, prevention, education and wellness for people affected by HIV/AIDS. This nonprofit organization delivers all three services in what it coins as an "individual health, individual help" model. It provides the public with knowledge to prevent this disease while providing critical resources to help individuals live long and well with HIV. Since inception, the organization has grown in scope to address the shift in reported cases of HIV/AIDS that have erupted among minority women, adult men as well as youth.