Under the Native American Public Health Act (NAPHA), Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 71-7616 through 71-7622, the Nebraska Legislature has found that “members of Nebraska’s federally recognized Native American tribes are not receiving adequate basic public health services, especially in the areas of education and prevention,” and that “public health infrastructure focusing on health education and preventative health measures for Native Americans must be addressed.”
NMRC will be conducting the "Nebraska Panhandle Native American Health Resources and Asset Map" throughout the 2019 - 2020 NAPHA contract years and we will hold Ten Native American Focus Groups, two in Cherry County, two in Sheridan County, two in Dawes County, two in Box Butte County and two in Scottsbluff County. Our goal for this project will be to gather information from each focus group in each of the five Counties that comprise the largest percentage of Native American populations here in the Panhandle and identify Assets and Resources Available to American Indian populations.