In order to highlight pockets of excellence across the country, the NNED selects a partner organization to highlight once a month. Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc. has been selected as the Partner of the Month for November in celebration of National Native American Heritage Month.
Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc. (AAIHB) is an Indian-owned and operated nonprofit organization that serves tribal communities in New Mexico, southern Colorado, and west Texas. They offer diverse health promotion and prevention educations programs, as well as specialized public health services. Their goal is to positively impact the health and well-being of the communities they serve.
The programs and services that are currently offered include:
- Intergenerational Intertribal (I2) Positive Solutions for Native Health – This program aims to decrease suicide and substance misuse among American Indian youth, through age 24, who have been impacted by trauma.
- Southwest Tribal Institutional Review Board – The primary purpose of an institutional review board (IRB) is to protect the rights and welfare of people who participate in research activities.
- STD/HIV/AIDS Prevention & Education Program – The intent of this program is to provide education, training services & technical assistance to the seven tribal communities to which AAIHB provides direct services.
- The Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center – The Center provides technical support to all 27 Tribes in the Indian Health Service Albuquerque Area and offers various public health programs.
- Audiology Program – This program provides hearing testing and hearing aid services to Tribal communities in New Mexico and Southern Colorado.
- The Southwest Tribal Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH) – The Southwest Tribal NARCH supports partnerships between Southwest tribes/tribal organizations and academic institutions to conduct public health research.
Learn more about the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc. and the variety of programs they offer that advocate on behalf of American Indians through the delivery of quality health care services, which honor spiritual and cultural values.
View a list of previous NNED Partners of the Month.