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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
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Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs)

Tribal Epidemiology Centers are Indian Health Service, division funded organizations who serve American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal and urban communities by managing public health information systems, investigating diseases of concern, managing disease prevention and control programs, responding to public health emergencies, and coordinating these activities with other public health authorities.


To improve the health of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) by:
  • Identifying and understanding health problems and disease risks
  • Strengthening public health capacity
  • Developing solutions for disease prevention and control


  • Increased awareness about Public Health needs in Indian Country
  • Strengthening Capacity & the Practice of Public Health in Indian Country
  • High Level, Responsive Expertise on Public Health Subject matter & methods
  • Integrating Public Health Practice into IHS/Tribal Clinical &Health Services
  • Continuous Public Health Strategy & Innovation
  • Expanded & Enhanced Strategic Partnerships
  • Network of Proactive, Responsive to TECs or Tribes & Regions

Indian Health Service
Division of Epidemiology & Disease Prevention
801 Thompson Ave
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-443-0092
Fax: 301-443-0114