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National Urban American Indian & Alaska Native Cancer Coalition

The mission of the National Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Cancer Coalition is to reduce the burden of cancer among urban American Indian and Alaska Native communities nationwide. To achieve this mission, the Coalition seeks to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders with shared interests and goals. The Coalition will advance health systems change processes, identify culturally-tailored, evidence-based intervention practices, and set goals aimed at reducing cancer incidence among American Indian and Alaska Native people.

Coalition Members

The Coalition is divided into two groups. One group consists of all Coalition members. Members at this level will:

  • Attend Coalition meetings quarterly
  • Receive updates from the Advisory Committee
  • Provide input in the development and maintenance of the Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan
  • Identify workgroups and/or priority areas that you would like to be further involved in 

Any organization or individual interested in working to reduce the burden of cancer among urban American Indian and Alaska Native people may join the Coalition at no cost. Become a Member by completing the Coalition Member Intake Form.

Cancer Coalition Figure

The Coalition is divided into two groups: Members, and Advisory Committee led by an elected Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary. 

Advisory Committee Members

A group of 10-12 individuals will make up the Advisory Committee. Advisory Committee Members will:

  • Commit to serve a one-year term on the Committee
  • Be led by a Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary elected by Members of the Advisory Committee
  • Meet monthly via web-conference 

Advisory Committee Members will be selected by leadership, taken by nomination from current coalition members and/or appointed.

Coalition Meetings

To join the Coalition meeting, complete the above Coalition Member Intake Form. Once received AICAF staff will send meeting information. Please join us for our next meetings:

  • August 17, 2020
  • September 21, 2020
  • October 19, 2020
  • November 16, 2020

Previous Coalition Meeting Notes

To learn more about the National Urban American Indian and Alaska Native Cancer Coalition or if you have questions about the Intake Forms, please contact health@aicaf.org.