IHART Community Web Sites

Community Links

Members of the IHART Native Community Advisory Expert Panel (NCAEP) are tribal leaders, elders, community leaders and activists. They represent a wide array of agencies and programs providing health and education services and support to Native Americans in the U.S. and Canada. Below are links to some of the community agencies represented by this incredible group of advisers.


  • The Canadian Aboriginal Aids Network (CAAN) – CAAN is a well-known not-for-profit coalition of individuals and organizations which provides leadership, support and advocacy for Aboriginal individuals living with and affected by HIV and AIDS, regardless of where they reside.
  • National Council of Urban Indian Health – The National Council of Urban Indian Health is a 501(c)(3), membership-based organization devoted to support and development of quality, accessible, and culturally sensitive health care programs for American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban communities. NCUIH fulfills its mission by serving as a resource center providing advocacy, education, training, and leadership for urban Indian health care providers.
  • Indigenous Peoples Task Force – Indigenous Peoples Task Force (IPTF) is a Native American provider of HIV education and direct services to the Native community in Minnesota. For over 20 years, IPTF has developed and implemented culturally appropriate programs to prevent further transmission of HIV, increase access to traditional and western medical services, and improve the quality of life for clients, families, and communities.
  • National Native American AIDS Prevention Center – NNAAPC supports a standing Community Advisory Council (CAC) that, as a diverse group of potential Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) consumers, provide input and review the contents of HIV/AIDS-related materials, pictorials, audiovisuals, questionnaires, survey instruments and educational sessions that NNAAPC may produce for program activities.
  • American Indian Community House – AICH provides an urban oasis for the Indigenous Peoples of the western hemisphere who are in the greater New York area, empowering them with skills and education in order to compete in 21st Century urban living. We strive to build bridges of cultural understanding and strengthen community ties.
  • Ti-Chee Native Aids Prevention Project – Ti-chee Native AIDS Prevention Project or T.N.A.P.P. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Charitable Faith-based Service Agency primarily designed for Native American people who are living with HIV/AIDS, their partners, and families.
  • National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center – NCAI leadership launched the Policy Research Center (PRC) in 2003 to pioneer a national tribal research center that would serve as a think tank focused on issues facing tribal communities. Guided by a diverse and distinguished advisory council, the PRC works with partners to provide the tools necessary to inform public policy debates with meaningful information.
  • National Indian Child Welfare Association – NICWA is a private, non-profit, membership organization based in Portland, Oregon. Its members include tribes, individuals—both Indian and non-Indian—and private organizations from around the United States concerned with American Indian child and family issues.
  • The Red Circle Project – The Red Circle Project (RCP) at AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) is currently the only HIV prevention program in Los Angeles County that specifically targets Native American Gay Men (known by the culturally specific term as Two-Spirit individuals).
  • National Native American AIDS Prevention Center Community Advisory Council – The National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) helps organizations that serve Native communities to plan, develop and manage HIV/AIDS prevention, intervention, care and treatment programs.
  • Project Red Talon – Project Red Talon (PRT) has provided training and technical assistance to tribes and tribal organizations throughout the U.S. on implementing and evaluating culturally appropriate sexual health and STD/HIV prevention programs since 1988. Project Red Talon works to delay sexual initiation, reduce sexual risk-taking, reduce STD/HIV infections and disparities, and achieve a more coordinated national and NW tribal response to STDs/HIV.
  • Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community is a federally recognized Indian tribe formally organized under federal reservation status in 1969. Tribal members are direct lineal descendants of Mdewakanton Dakota people who resided in villages near the banks of the lower Minnesota River.
  • The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians – ATNI is a nonprofit organization representing 57 Northwest tribal governments from Oregon, Idaho, Washington, southeast Alaska, Northern California and Western Montana.
  • National Indian Education Association – The mission of the National Indian Education Association is to support traditional Native cultures and values, to enable Native learners to become contributing members of their communities, to promote Native control of educational institutions and to improve educational opportunities and resources for American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians throughout the United States.