The Center of American Indian and Minority Health is working to make a positive impact on American Indian and Alaska Native health. In partnership with
Native American communities, university experts, and nonprofit leaders, they accomplish this mission through education, research, and outreach. The
Center is based at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus and provides programming for students at all levels, including K-12, College/Pre
Med, and Med School.
According to the 2010 US Census, approximately 5.2 million self-identified American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) live in the U.S., of whom 2 million qualify for federal services.
“Native youth are the future and the voice of our tribal nations, which means we need to be at the table creating change and opportunities for our people! The need for education and a college degree is more important than ever."