Native Americans for Community Action, Inc. (NACA)
mission of NACA Inc. is to welcome, inform, nurture, empower and advocate for
Native people to create a healthy community based on harmony, respect and
indigenous values. NACA, located in
Flagstaff, AZ, is the only off-reservation urban Indian center in northern
Arizona and strives to offer the most comprehensive services available to its
clients while preserving Native American traditions, practices and other
cultural mores. NACA staff and programs work to assist clients in a way that is
sensitive and that addresses physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual
needs. Use of traditional healing practices and other culturally appropriate
activities help maintain and preserve our Native American heritage.
For more information,
call (928) 526-2968.
Arizona American Indian Men's Health Coalition (AZAIMHC)
The purpose of the AZAIMHC is to promote and
enhance the health of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) men. Inspired by the energy, insight and enthusiasm of Bill Ward, a community educator, cancer survivor and Vietnam War veteran, the Native Men's Health Network seeks to expand dialog about native men’s health. The AZAIMHC seeks to learn how best to promote men’s health in a way that respects the strengths and assets of the cultures and communities from which men come.
The Partnership for Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP)
The objective of NACP is to alleviate the unequal burden of cancer among Native
Americans of the Southwest through the Research, Training, and Outreach programs.
NACP programs and projects are jointly developed and implemented by Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona Cancer Center,
and the Hopi, Navajo, and Tohono O’odham tribes. The programs are
designed to facilitate the entry of Native Americans into bio medical research
and health care professions while engaging communities in research and training
relevant to their needs. The projects include laboratory, field-based, and
community-based participatory research. All programs and research projects
originate in the community in partnership with NACP students, staff, and
The goal of the Training Program is
to increase the number of Native American students entering careers in cancer
research and healthcare. Therefore, all research projects employ Native
American student researchers.
The Community Outreach Core of the partnership works to develop
community education programs and to conduct research for primary and secondary
cancer prevention in tribal communities.