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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

Welcome to CNAH

Welcome to CNAH

We are collaborative center at the UNM Health Sciences Center focused on Native American student and workforce development, community capacity building, and research.

Student Development

Student Development

CNAH supports Native students currently enrolled in health-related degree programs at the UNM HSC by providing individual support, mentorship, and related services.

Community Capacity Building

Community Capacity Building

Through our Institute for Indigenous Knowledge & Development, we assist Tribes, Pueblos, Nations and American Indian serving organizations in building their capacity for community health assessment.

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance

We provide technical assistance through contracts and academic service to tribal programs, academic institutions and departments, non-profit and community organizations, and students on Indigenous health topics using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach.

Center for Native American Health

Turtle LogoThe UNM HSC Center for Native American Health specializes in student and workforce development, community engagement, community-based participatory research (CBPR), community health assessment capacity building, program planning, and project management.

We partner with students, staff, faculty, community groups, organizations, and government agencies to develop sustainable solutions and creative pathways for improving the health and well-being of Indigenous people. CNAH approach focuses on community strengths such as local and unique knowledge, core cultural value systems, and health beliefs.

Recent News

Tribal Leaders’ Public Health Symposium
June 27, 2017
CNAH held the inaugural Tribal Leaders’ Public Health Symposium on July 26 and 27, focused on the theme “From Kernel to Corn Pollen.” Individuals representing American Indian Tribes, Pueblos, and Nations as well as AI-serving programs, registered as teams to attend the inaugural event. Read More...

SPA Student Visit
June 12, 2017
The Summer Policy Academy joins CNAH for a day of health education and future planning. Read More...