Caring, loving relationships as the foundation, and primary funding source of NHI.
The Native Health Initiative (NHI) is achieving health equity through Loving Service (the human-to-human element of wanting to serve others) with Indigenous Communities.
NHI is a community-driven partnership working toward health equity through Loving Service. We value the Indigenous wisdom and knowledge of our communities.
NHI operates on four, community-generated principles:
1. Educating future health care providers on the health inequities facing Indigenous communities, promoting cultural sensitivity;
2. Providing concrete and fostering sustainable community-driven health projects;
3. Supporting students and host communities to engage in meaningful cultural exchange; and
4. Empowering Indigenous youth through mentoring and leadership capacity building
“We know our project made a big difference in our community because people had the positivity to encourage and support our event.” – May the 4thBe with Youth Event, Youth Leader
“Running Medicine has given my family life again.” - Danielle Kie
“Community Asset Mapping has helped me be a positive supervisor toward my staff.” – Navajo workshop participant