Seven Directions is a member of the National Network of Public Health Institutes. Public health institutes work with a range of multi-sector and multi-disciplinary partners towards a shared mission that creates conditions leading to improved health. Seven Directions aims to support the tribal and urban Indian public health system in much the same manner, but in a way that embodies Indigenous knowledge, practices and approaches to wellness.
In 2011, Red Star Innovations launched a project to examine the role a Tribal PHI might play in improving health among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. This project was borne from the recognition that Tribal and urban Indian communities could benefit from a centralized source of technical expertise, knowledge and resources in public health. Download the document below to learn more.