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We work to raise the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives by recruiting and educating Native American medical students, increasing awareness of American Indian health care issues, and conducting research that serves the health interests of Native American communities.



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Whether you're just starting to explore career options or you're on the homestretch toward reaching your goals, we're here to support your journey. We provide high-quality educational programs for all academic levels.

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The Center of American Indian and Minority Health was founded on the principle of self-determination. It arose from suggestions of the Native people of Minnesota. We have maintained Native leadership by hiring Native American directors and by establishing an American Indian Advisory Board. Not only have we made a tremendous impact in developing Native American physicians, pharmacists, and health professionals, we've also provided Minnesota with American Indian leadership in many other health fields, such as the Native youth alliance and the American Indian Cancer Foundation. —Mary J. Owen, M.D., Director, Center of American Indian and Minority Health