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In 1996, four Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) were established through the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act with Indian Health Service (IHS) funding to provide American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) people access to data and improve disease surveillance for Tribes, Tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations..
The SPTHB Oklahoma Area Tribal Epidemiology Center remains dedicated to providing public health guidance and technical assistance to the Tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian clinics we serve in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. We remain open and committed to protecting our Native communities. Please, inform us what you and your tribe/tribal organization/urban Indian clinic needs are during this pandemic by clicking the link below for a quick survey.
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To gain a better understanding of the health needs in our Native communities, SPTHB–OKTEC is asking you to complete this secure 5-10-minute Tribal Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (TBRFSS). Click the button below for more info and to complete Survey Phase 2 by Friday, July 31st, 2020.
The Southern Plains Tribal Health Board is dedicated to serving the tribal nations of the Southern Plains by improving health outcomes for American Indians through partnerships, advocacy, education, and training.
The Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (SPTHB) serves the 44 federally recognized American Indian Tribes in Kansas (4), Oklahoma (39), and Texas (1) and reach out to urban Indian health centers in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Wichita, and Dallas. The SPTHB serves the largest Indian Health Service (IHS) user-population area in the United States.