Contact CNAH

Phone: (505) 272-4100
Fax: (505) 272-6019

Mailing Address:
Department of Family & Community Medicine
MSC07 4246
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Mission and Vision


The Center for Native American Health aims to be New Mexico's best practice for Native American health workforce creation, health equity promotion, healthy communities support and development.

Mission Statement

The Center for Native American Health (CNAH) is the University of New Mexico's established organization for developing students, faculty, staff and community learners as Native Health professionals by applying the principles of tribal sovereignty, core values and collaboration in the institutional missions of research, education and service for improving Native American health and well-being.


  • Advance Native American student recruitment into health professions by providing student mentorship opportunities.
  • Address Native American student enrollment and retention efforts at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC).
  • Be a resource center for Native American research data, health education, and technical support for tribal communities and UNM HSC.
  • Facilitate partnerships between the UNM HSC and New Mexico's 22 Native American tribes to address tribal health priority needs.