(Est. 1981) promotes equal opportunity and access for indigenous North American peoples to health care, provides a supportive entry into APHA and disseminates information about major native health issues and programs. The AIANNH Caucus also works with APHA to promote policy beneficial to Native health needs to assure quality care and equal access.
Nancy Bill, MPH, CHES, USPHS
Kamahanahokulani Farrar, MHRM
Lillian Tom Orme, PhD, MPH, RN
Treasurer and Operations
Deana Around Him, Sc.M.
|Newsletter Editor and Website
Meghan Jernigan, MPH
Audrey Solimon, MPH
Become a Member of the Caucus
There are two types of individual membership within the AIANNHC, official memberships and associate memberships. Official members are individuals who are members of the American Public Health Association (APHA) as well as members of the AIANNHC. Associate members are those individuals who are not members of APHA, but wish to be involved with the AIANNHC.
Students may participate as either official student members or as associate student members. Organizations may participate as official or associate members. All official and associate members must complete a membership questionnaire and pay an annual fee to be set by the Caucus for newsletters and other mailings and materials. Membership includes both Natives and non-Natives and the annual fee is due at the beginning of each fiscal year (October 1).
The AI/AN/NH Caucus provides a focal point within the American Public Health Association for persons having particular interest in the theory, practice, or research in American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian health issues.
We serve as a mechanism for linking APHA to other organizations having interests in American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian health issues.
The Caucus strengthens the professional development of interested APHA members through networking and information sharing and provides a forum for the analysis,
interpretation and recommendations of current research that has implications for
American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian health.
The Caucus advocates for quality public health care, policies, and programs in American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities and setting and provides to APHA and others, professional consultation on American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian health matters.