Service – Tribal Epidemiology Centers









Tribal Epidemiology Centers are Indian Health Service division funded organizations that serve American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal and urban communities by managing public health information systems, investigating diseases of concern, managing disease prevention and control programs, responding to public health emergencies, and coordinating these activities with other public health authorities.

The mission of Tribal Epidemiology Centers is “To improve the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives by identification and understanding of health risks and inequities, strengthening public health capacity, and assisting in disease prevention and control.” There are currently 12 Tribal Epidemiology Centers throughout the United States, to learn more visit

This organization has numerous grant opportunities available. Be sure to check out their webpage to see if your community is eligible for any of these opportunities!

To visit the Tribal Epidemiology Centers visit their website at

TECs have 7 Core Functions: In consultation with and on the request of Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations, each service area epidemiology center established under this section* shall, with respect to the applicable service area, each TEC addresses these 7 Core Functions in its own unique way.