Seven Directions is committed to transforming Indigenous public health practice to achieve a vision of wellness. That means thinking in the old ways to solve contemporary challenges.

Unite Voices

We unite voices with a shared vision for healthy and vibrant Native communities. We uncover opportunities to build organizational capacities by bridging diverse expertise with cultural wisdom. Join our community of practice to listen, grow, and share with other public health professionals dedicated to expanding wellness in Native communities.

Reclaim Our Health

Indigenous communities maintain a holistic view of health and healing. Health services are more impactful when they are grounded in the culture. We design sustainable systems that balance traditional knowledge with innovation to improve health.

Prioritize Indigenous Knowledge

Solutions to our health challenges are found at the community level. We uncover opportunities to revitalize and reaffirm Indigenous knowledge to better understand and address contemporary challenges.

Grow Our Own

Investing resources in growing our workforce and capacity among Tribal and Urban Indian communities and organizations is essential to improving health. By strengthening our internal capacity – the competencies, relationships, and resources – we increase our ability to make a difference.

The Seven Sacred Directions

The Seven Sacred Directions serve as an indigenous framework for presenting the strategic directions for the public health agenda.

What are the Seven Directions?