Reducing the health inequities impacting Native people is imperative to our mission and vision. The Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP) supports the next generation of Native health professionals and creates fertile ground for growth and new ideas, while honoring Indigenous knowledge.
Recruiting the Next Generation
Greater Indigenous representation in the health professions is critical to improving Indigenous health. NACHP staff attend and host events for students interested in health careers.Pre-college
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Why This Work Matters
American Indians are deeply underrepresented in the health fields. We aim to change those numbers.
Physicians identify as AI/AN
Full–time med school faculty identify as AI/AN
Newly enrolled AI/AN medical students plan to practice in underserved communities
From the Association of American Medical College’s 2018 report: “Reshaping the Journey”
We Are Healers
We Are Healers is changing the narrative about Native Americans in medicine, by sharing inspiring stories of health professionals who identify as AI/AN, such as Erik Brodt, MD, the founder of NACHP.Erik Brodt's