Tribal Chronic Disease Prevention | CDC Role and Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works with and supports American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, tribal organizations, and Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TEC) to promote health, prevent disease, reduce health disparities, and strengthen connections to culture and lifeways that improve health and wellness.

CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) supports public health approaches to improve the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives through four action areas or domains: epidemiology and surveillance, environmental approaches, health care system interventions, and community programs linked to clinical services. By working with Native people, governments, and organizations, NCCDPHP seeks to support and reinforce healthy behaviors and practices.