The Native Health Initiative (NHI) was created in 2005 as a partnership between health profession students and Indigenous communities to address health inequities, using the framework of health equity and loving service to guide our work. The partnership began in North Carolina, now primarily in New Mexico.



Further your learning about Indigenous/American Indian Health

 2020 Indigenous Health Leadership Institute (IHLI), April 3rd - 5th, 2020. **DUE BY February 21st**

A 3-day Institute, learning about the Indigenous/Native American Indian health perspective. APPLY TODAY:.


2020 Summer Health Justice Internship (SHJI), Tentative: June 6th - July 26th  **DUE By March 5th**

A 5-week internship working with urban/rural Indigenous communities in New Mexico on community health projects.


If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Shannon Fleg at or by phone 505-340-5656

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2019 Gratitude RUN

Join us for our FREE 2019 GRATITUDE RUN(click for more info)! 

 The Gratitude Run/Walk/Bike – NHI’s Signature Event It is everything that NHI and you stand for – building community, indigenous culture, and mind/body/spirit wellness. 

We are accepting Donations and Contributions for  the Native Health Initiative (NHI) and we invite you to support our  love-grounded service work to our Indigenous and NM communities for holistic wellness.

Various Sponsorship Levels, and other monetory donatiosn accepted. PLEASE contact Shannon Fleg, NHI’s Partnership Director by October 15th, 2019 – 

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

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Breathe Tradition, Not Addiction/Tar Wars TRAINING

Interested in teaching youth and  community on prevention of Commercial Tobacco Products.

Time: 12-1pm

Where: UNM HSC Domenici Education Wing, RM 1735


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