Center for Native American Health

MSC07 4246
1001 Medical Arts Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Physical Location:
Integrity Building
2nd Floor

Phone: (505) 272-4100
Fax: (505) 272-6019

Center for Native American Health Mission and Vision

Vision

Envisioning a healthy productive world for Indigenous people through equity and action.

Mission

The mission of UNM HSC Center for Native American Health (CNAH) is to respectfully engage Indigenous communities, students, staff, faculty, and affiliated allies in sustainable public health and workforce development capacity-building initiatives that have measurable goals and outcomes.

Engagement Principle

Promoting culturally-centered approaches to public health with Indigenous populations.

Background

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC) values community-based solutions for achieving health equity. The creation of the UNM HSC IIKD on August 1, 2013, was conceived as an effort to engage Indigenous communities and peoples in achieving well-being according to their own self-determination and core value systems.

The IIKD promotes Indigenous well-being through education (including training and technical assistance), and research for public health development. IIKD's missions include

  • Education - Expanding learners' capacities to weave multiple worldviews into the science and art of education.
  • Research - Engaging Indigenous leadership and knowledge in the discovery of local solutions.
  • Service - Promoting and practicing Indigenous values in service to communities and campus and creating pathways to Indigenous self-determination through social and programmatic innovations.