Lakita Maulson working with a patient

Indigenous Health

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 recruitment
Lauren talking to students
Tribal Partners Rotations in Tribal Clinics Indigenous Health and Wellness Day
We create collaborative relationships with Wisconsin’s tribes and develop programs that build awareness of Indigenous health issues.

Discussion Sparks Ideas

Michelle Johnson-Jennings

Distinguished Lecture Series

Our Distinguished Lecture Series brings in national experts for talks on issues affecting Native health.

Watch lectures

Megan Murphy-Belcaster, Medicine Talkers podcast guest for episode 3

Medicine Talkers Podcast

Medicine Talkers is a podcast about all things health through an Indigenous lens.

Listen to the podcast

Why This Work Matters

American Indians are deeply underrepresented in the health fields. We aim to change those numbers.


Physicians identify as AI/AN


Fulltime 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 story
Dr. Erik Brodt