Public Health Resources and Links

Public Health Links: - is dedicated to connecting patients, students and professionals to the latest and most useful healthcare information and resources available. The site has resources on addiction, communication, emergency management, heart disease, cancer, infectious diseases, aging, environmental health, and many other topics.

CDC- Office of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
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The Office of Minority Health
Healthy Minorities, Healthier America

Just Move It
Just Move It is a national campaign to promote physical activity for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Use the Just Move It website to learn how to start an activity in your own community, share information about ongoing programs, contribute stories and enter information in Just Move It's calendar.



Influenza and Vaccination Social Marketing Materials
The National Indian Health Board has been serving on a multi-agency working group that was led by the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board to connect with community stakeholders and develop some social marketing materials targeting different sectors of Tribal communities (adults, youth, parents, service providers, etc.) to promote talking to service providers about acquiring a flu shot or any adult vaccine. The hope that these materials will help to break the barriers down between the community and provides and create a space for dialogue in which community members can make an informed decision if they would like to get a vaccine or not. These materials include posters, videos, and radio announcements. While some of the materials have been designed to be specific to the Northern Plains, the other materials are designed to be more general, and applicable to many different AI/AN communities. While they can be found in different locations, the majority of them have been posted here. Please use these materials in your communities, and let’s support community health through vaccinations.


IHS Online Search, Consultation and Reporting (OSCAR) System

The Indian Health Service is creating an inventory of Best (ie. Evidence-Based) Practice, Promising Practice, Local Effort (BP/PP/LE), Resources, and Policies occurring among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, schools, work sites, health centers/clinics, and hospitals.

The purpose of the inventory is to
  • Assist AI/AN communities in getting information and health services they need.
  • Form an IHS database of programs that can be easily accessed on the IHS website.
  • Be a resource of external and internal collaboration and communication.
  • Highlight the great work that occurs in the field.

The National Indian Health Board is pleased to provide a link for you to become acquainted and familiar with the OSCAR system.

Click here to visit the IHS Online Search, Consultation, and Reporting System.


Healthy People 2020

Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:
  • Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors.
  • Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions.
  • Measure the impact of prevention activities.

Introducing Healthy People 2020 continues in this tradition with the launch on December 2, 2010 of its ambitious, yet achievable, 10-year agenda for improving the Nation’s health. Healthy People 2020 is the result of a multiyear process that reflects input from a diverse group of individuals and organizations.


A society in which all people live long, healthy lives.


Healthy People 2020 strives to:
  • Identify nationwide health improvement priorities.
  • Increase public awareness and understanding of the determinants of health, disease, and disability and the opportunities for progress.
  • Provide measurable objectives and goals that are applicable at the national, State, and local levels.
  • Engage multiple sectors to take actions to strengthen policies and improve practices that are driven by the best available evidence and knowledge.
  • Identify critical research, evaluation, and data collection needs.


In our work to increase Tribal public health capacity and awareness in Indian Country, we work with a diverse group of partners and we look forward to the continued collaboration with the:


Public Health Inquiries:

Carolyn Angus-Hornbuckle, JD
Director of Public Health Policy and Programs

National Indian Health Board
910 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Phone: 202-507-4089
Washington, DC 20003
[email protected]