Our Mission

Who we are

We work in partnership with American Indian and Alaska Native communities to improve the health status, self-sufficiency, and health leadership of Native people.

We work in partnership with tribal communities to design public health programs that raise the health status, self-sufficiency, and health leadership of Native people to the highest possible level.

Founded in 1991 and based in the Department of International Health of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health supports public health interventions designed for and by Native peoples. The Center has offices in tribal communities across Arizona and New Mexico as well as a Great Lakes Hub serving tribes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and along the shared border with Canada. With nearly 40 years of collaboration with Native American tribes, the Center supports public health interventions in more than 140 tribal communities in over 21 states. These partnerships have achieved landmark public health breakthroughs credited with saving milions of children’s lives worldwide.

Our holistic approach to improving health and wellbeing across the lifespan targets:

To learn more, browse our programs and explore the impact we've had with tribal communities for over 30 years. 

All photos by Ed Cunicelli.

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