THE CENTER FOR NATIVE HEALTH INC
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Arts & Culture
- Board Development
- Computers & Technology
Location25 WATER TOWER LNWHITTIER, NC 28789 United States
The mission of The Center for Native Health is the reduction of health disparities for Native communities through engagement in the preservation and respectful application of traditional knowledge.
Continuing CNH’s track record of carrying out successful projects and grants, in the past year alone CNH has been awarded over $1.1 million dollars in funding to strengthen and expand the MedCaT program in partnership with Wake Forest Medical, WCU and the EBCI. This program is close to celebrating ten years of successful stewardship of Native and 1st Gen Appalachian students into health fields through higher education. In addition, over the past twelve months CNH has hired a full-time staff member, a legal team, engaged in Board Training in collaboration with the National Paideia Institute, undertaken strategic planning and have secured close to 20K in donations. CNH is currently in the process of submitting over $100,000 in grant applications to support programming around the revitalization of Cherokee mothering practices, to develop a ᎠᏏᎾᏏ ᏃᎴ ᎠᏙᎴᏆᏍᎩ "asinasi nole adolegwasgi": Cherokee Potters Master Apprentice Program and to bring key stakeholders together to discuss land conservation and use across WNC. Land is life! Through these efforts we are deepening our belief in preserving and proliferating Cherokee culture to strengthen individual and community health. In addition, The Director of Programming has completed a NC Non-profit leadership certificate program and the Executive Director will be completing a Duke University Leadership in Non-Profit Certificate program in June 2022.