National Tribal Healthy Homes
Assessment, Training &
Technical Assistance Support Center

National Partners

Shane Doyle
Curriculum and American Indian Cultural Consultant
Native Nexus Educational Consulting
PO Box 5103
Bozeman , MT 59717
Phone: (406) 209-0605

Native Nexus is an educational consulting company that specializes in the implementation of Indian Education for All in Montana public schools.  Native Nexus works with teachers and administrators to help bring accurate and meaningful Plains Indian curriculum into Montana schools and classrooms.  Shane Doyle, a member of the Crow Tribe with over 10 years teaching experience and a Masters Degree in Native American Studies, is the founder of Native Nexus.  Shane works closely with his wife Megkian, who holds a MS in Curriculum and Instruction.  Both Shane and Megkian are currently Doctoral candidates in Curriclum and Instruction at MSU-Bozeman.

Lawrence (Larry) Gallagher
Operations Specialist and HUD Region VIII Energy Task Force Coordinator
U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Helena Field Office
7 West 6th Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-447-1480 / Fax: 406-449-5052

Environmental hazards in the home harm millions of children each year. In 1999, in response to a Congressional Directive over concerns about child environmental health, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched its Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) to protect children and their families from housing-related health and safety hazards. HUD has developed a new draft Healthy Homes Strategic plan that lays out the next steps our office will take to advance the healthy homes agenda nationwide.  

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
Michael Hahn

1516 P. Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 466-7767

NCAI began with 100 members and now includes 250 members from tribes throughout the U.S. Now serving as the major national tribal government organization, NCAI is positioned to monitor federal policy and coordinated efforts to inform federal decisions that affect tribal government interests. Now as in the past, NCAI serves to secure rights and benefits of all AIs; to enlighten the public toward the better understanding of the Indian people; to preserve rights under Indian treaties or agreements with the United States; and to promote the common welfare of the AIs and Alaska Natives (ANs).
Current Issues and activities of the NCAI include:
** Protection of programs and services to benefit Indian families, specifically targeting Indian youth and elders;
** Promotion and support of Indian education, including Head Start, elementary, post-secondary and adult education;
** Enhancement of Indian health care, including prevention of juvenile substance abuse, HIV-AIDS prevention and other major diseases;
** Support of environmental protection and natural resources management;
** Protection of Indian cultural resources and religious freedom rights;
** Promotion of the Rights of Indian economic opportunity both on and off reservations, including securing programs to provide incentives for economic development and the attraction of private capital to Indian Country; and,
** Protection of the Rights of all Indian people to decent, safe and affordable housing.

Enterprise Community Partners National Rural & Native American Initiative
Rose Marquez

2976 Rodeo Park Drive East
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 216-0928 / Fax: (505) 428-2351

Enterprise Community Partners' Rural and Native American Initiative provides resources and solutions to address the serious housing and economic development needs of rural America. The Initiative is divided between two components: Native American Program and the Rural Program. The Native American Program focuses its support on Native American communities, which have a distinct set of needs from rural America. The Rural Program focuses its support on non-native rural communities throughout the country. Through its Native American Program, Enterprise works with tribes to create healthy, safe, affordable housing and to increase opportunities for economic advancement. We collaborate with national and local organizations to provide environmentally sound solutions for affordable housing production and preservation and community development in Native American communities. Enterprise brings its extensive experience in green and sustainable development, supportive housing and use of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit to Native communities.

National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC)
John D. Seignemartin

Florida Field Office
2784 Pebble Beach Drive
Navarre, FL 32566
Phone: (850) 939-4256
National Office: 900 2nd Street NE, Suite 107 Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: (202) 789-1754 / Fax: (202) 789-1758

The National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) was founded in 1974 as a 501(c)(3) corporation. NAIHC is the only national organization representing the housing interests of Native people who reside in Indian communities, Alaska Native Villages, and on native Hawaiian Home Lands. The NAIHC is composed of 271 members representing 463 tribes and housing organizations. NAIHC also has associate and individual members and organizations that support our mission. NAIHC is guided by a 10-member Board of Directors representing Native housing entities in nine geographical regions throughout the United States. NAIHC promotes and supports Native housing entities in their efforts to provide culturally relevant and quality affordable housing on behalf of Native people. NAIHC services to its members and the general public include:
** Advocacy for housing opportunities and increased funding for Native American housing and community development programs;
** Training in many areas of Native housing management;
** On-site technical assistance for Native housing professionals; and,
** Research and information services related to Native housing issues and programs.

Healthy Homes Partnership Program
Laura Booth

Alabama Cooperative Extension System (National Coordination Office)
Auburn University
219 B Duncan Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
Phone: (334) 844-5638 / Fax: (334) 844-9022

USDA/HUD Healthy Homes Partnership Program - Alabama Cooperative Extension System National Coordination Office at Auburn University. The Healthy Homes Initiative builds upon the activities of USDA/NIFA and HUD that address housing-based health and safety risks. Its network of state coordinators have partnered with state agencies, medical professionals, schools, and community groups to educate families on home health hazards. A number of resources have been produced to support this effort including the popular Help Yourself to a Healthy Homes booklet.  

Fort Peck Tribes - Indian Health Service
Kenneth Smoker, Jr.

PO Box 1027
Poplar, MT 59255
Phone: (406) 768-3383 / Fax: (406) 768-3383

The function of this office is Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. By creating a partnership with Tribal Healthy homes, it will assist families and healthcare providers in decreasing the health disparities on Reservations.  
National Center for Healthy Housing
Susan Aceti

10320 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 500
Columbia, MD 21044
Phone: (443) 539-4153 / Fax: (443) 539-4150

The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in Columbia, Maryland, dedicated to creating healthy and safe homes for children through practical and proven steps. NCHH has over 16 years of experience conducting applied research, program evaluation, technical assistance, training, and outreach, focused on reducing health consequences of indoor exposures.

University of Washington School of Public Health
Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
Charles D. (Chuck) Treser

E-179 Health Sciences Center, DEOHS
Box 357234
Seattle, WA 98195-7234
Phone: (206) 616-2097 / Fax: (206) 543-9616

University of Washington School of Public Health's Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) is a partner in the National Center for Healthy Housing's National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network. The Northwest Center's mission is to work with local, state and tribal officials to improve the health status of residents in the six states in the northwest region of the country.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Environmental Health Program
Randolph Runs After, MPH, REHS

PO Box 1388
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
Phone: 605-9664-6190 / Fax: 605-964-1062

The Tribal Environmental Health Program of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is committed to the promotion of healthy housing and the facilitation of healthful living conditions that allow the continuation of life in a healthy manner for all tribal peoples. Partnerships that will bring these aspects to fruition in a positive manner are essential and need to be pursued to maximize all resources that can make a difference in this important endeavor.

University of Montana Environmental Studies Program & School of Public & Community Health Sciences
Robin Saha

University of Montana
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812-4320
Phone: 216-235-7699 / Fax: 406-243-6090

I am the collaborating partner for the Blackfeet Child Asthma and Healthy Homes Partnership Project, an NIH-funded community-based participatory research (CBPR) pilot project of the Center for Native Health Partnerships. The goal of the pilot project is to design and test a child asthma intervention involving housing improvements, health education and clinical treatment. Community partners include the Indian Health Service, Blackfeet Community College and Blackfeet Housing.

East Central University Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences
Pat Bohan

1100 E. 14 th Street PMB Q2
Ada, OK 74820
Phone: (580) 559-5658

East Central University Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences East Central University has served as a Training Partner in the National Center for Healthy Housing's National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network and is currently the only program aimed at AIs housing. ECU is currently working to increase the understanding of the relationship between housing and health.

Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board
Maylynn Warne

1770 Rand Road
Rapid City, SD, 57701
Phone: 605-721-1922 x. 112/ Fax: 605-721-1932

Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board
Karen A. Workman

1770 Rand Road
Rapid City, SD, 57701
Phone: 605-721-1922 / Fax: 605-721-1932

The stated policy of the Indian Health Service is to encourage and increase Indian participation in every phase of the program; planning, operating, and evaluating service at all levels. The Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairmen's Health Board is established in order to provide the Indian people of the Aberdeen Area with a formal representative Board as a means of communicating and participation with the Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service and other health agencies and organizations on health matters. In pursuing this policy, the Board's objectives are:
To improve the effectiveness of the Indian Health program through responsible participation of the Indian people making decisions about their health services, in order to improve their health status;
** To assist the Indian Health Service in establishing program priorities and in distributing existing resources;
** To advise and assist the Director, Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service, in developing long-range program plans;
** To represent the Indian interests and desires at all levels for health related programs;
** To assist in development of Indian responsibility for community activities affecting health;
** To assist member tribes in the development of health programs that will be beneficial to the Tribes;
** To establish participation in any meetings that will provide clear and concise information to the Tribes; and,
** To represent the organization and member tribes in the Congress of the United States at any hearings and at National Organization meetings regarding health issues and care.

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