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Setting the foundation for NIH tribal health research

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Focusing on American Indian and Alaska Native health research

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What We Do

Building research partnerships for healthy Tribal Nations

The NIH Tribal Health Research Office is dedicated to building research partnerships for healthy Tribal Nations. In all we do, we acknowledge the enduring hope, resiliency, wisdom, and strengths of American Indian and Alaska Native communities across the country.

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In the News

June 13, 2024

Tribal Health Research Office Seeks Health Science/Social Science Policy Analyst

The Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) in the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Health Science/Social Science Policy Analyst candidate to join the THRO team. The open period for applications is June 24, 2024, to June 28, 2024. 

June 13, 2024

Tribal Health Research Office Seeks Senior Health Science/Social Science Policy Analyst

The Tribal Health Research Office (THRO) in the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Senior Health Science/Social Science Policy Analyst candidate to join the THRO team. The open period for applications is June 24, 2024, to June 28, 2024.

June 6, 2024

The 14th Annual Native American Healthcare Conference

The 14th Annual Native American Healthcare Conference will be hosted on June 18–19, 2024, at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, CA. Tribal Leaders and healthcare leadership are invited to attend to engage with industry experts on topics like preventive care, mental health, wellness, and other issues that impact AI/AN health. Learn more and register.

May 22, 2024

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Initiative for Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Cancer Outcomes, May 22, 2022, at 2:00p.m. ET

The National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), part of NIH under the Department of Health and Human Services, requests input on an Initiative for Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Cancer Outcomes. The initiative will support efforts including research, education, outreach, and clinical access to improve the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancers in culturally respectful and practical ways among American Indians and Alaska Natives, particularly those living in rural communities.

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