Tribal governments have played a central role in advocating for the improvement of health care among American Indians and Alaska Natives. This partnership with Tribal governments is key and a foundation of the National Indian Health Board.
With 565 federally recognized tribes, each tribe is represented by Area Health Boards or when there is an area without an Area Health Board, a NIHB representative is chosen which communicates with the tribes of that area.
The mission of the NIHB is to advocate on behalf of all Tribal governments and American Indians/Alaska Natives in their efforts to provide quality health care. As part of this advocacy, we are committed to providing timely, factual, and valuable information on the Indian health care system to AI/AN, tribes, tribal governments and policy makers. This tribal resource center has been established to provide tribes with the resources and tools to effectively engage in fulfilling the mission of NIHB.