AIHEC Health Initiative
|AIHEC Health Initiatives are educational programs that work hand in hand with Tribal Colleges/Universities to nurture future healthcare professionals who will empower tribal nations to meet the health needs of their communities. AIHEC Health Initiatives support the engagement of TCU students and provide avenues of success in cultivating tribal ownership of the research process and strengthened Tribal communities through innovative health initiatives. Activities are driven by student first approaches weaving resiliency, culture, academic equity, and practices that respect Tribal sovereignty and nation building.|
The Indian Health Service (IHS) launched the National Native Health Research Training Initiative (NNHRTI) in 2017 to promote Tribally driven research activity through educational and training opportunities that will build capacity and disseminate new and best practices for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) health research. The primary goal of the annual NNHRT initiative is to contribute toward the growth of a Native health research community that is dedicated to honoring tribal decision-making processes, building trust through tribal community participation and guided by tribal cultural knowledge and values. The five-year initiative was sponsored by the IHS and hosted by AIHEC and the Native Research Network (NRN).