About the Association of American Indian Physicians
In 1971, fourteen American Indian and Alaska Native physicians endeavored to improve the overall health of their communities and the Association of American Indian Physicians was born. AAIP pursues excellence in Native American health care, champions medical education and honors traditional healing principles. Programs directly address widely acknowledged disparities in American Indian and Alaska Native health.
AAIP is a federally recognized non-profit with 501(c)3 status and its membership is made up of American Indian and Alaska Native physicians licensed to practice medicine in the United States. AAIP also offers affiliate level membership opportunities for individuals who are not American Indian or Alaska Native physicians.
Some of the programs and projects that AAIP is associated with include:
- Morehouse School of Medicine’s National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) Project – To disseminate cultural and inquisitively appropriate information, to identify and engage disproportionately impacted communities, to nuture existing and develop new partnerships, to leverage technology to connect communities to resources, to monitor and evaluate, to apply broad and comprehensive dissemination methods.
- Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) – To participate as a member of the Advisory Committee to provide guidance to stakeholders and project partners in the selection and implementation of interventions to address COVID 19 vaccine hesitancy.
A major goal of AAIP is to motivate American Indian and Alaskan Native students to remain in the academic pipeline and to pursue a career in the health professions and/or biomedical research, thereby increasing the number of American Indian and Alaskan Native medical professionals in the workforce.
For more information, see aaip.org.