The Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) and Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) grants are funded by the Indian Health Service’s Division of Behavioral Health to promote the development and … [Continue Reading]

  • NPTEC Core Activities

    NPTEC’s core activities are those that are included in the work plan accompanying our original Cooperative Agreement with the Indian Health Service’s Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention (DEDP). These include: … [Continue Reading]

    NPTEC Core Activities
  • Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

    Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) is a 5-year, $13 million per year initiative that works with tribes and tribal organizations to reduce … [Continue Reading]

    Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country
  • Diabetes Data Quality Project

    NPTEC is funded through funds from the Special Diabetes Project for Indians (SDPI) for FY2015-2016 to provide technical assistance and training to HIS, tribal, and urban (I/T/U) partners within the areas of diabetes data … [Continue Reading]

    Diabetes Data Quality Project

    Sexually Transmitted Infections Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (STITPPI) Program The Sexually Transmitted Infection/Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (STITPPI) Program promotes and supports community … [Continue Reading]


Welcome to the Northern Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center (NPTEC) Website!

NPTEC's mission is to provide leadership, technical assistance, support and advocacy for the 18 tribal nations and communities serviced by the Great Plains Area IHS in order to eliminate the disparities in health that currently exist for tribal peoples within the four-state region of South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. In consultation with and on the request of Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations, NPTEC is charged with:


  • Collecting data;
  • Evaluating data and programs;
  • Identifying health priorities along with tribes;
  • Improving health care delivery systems;
  • Providing epidemiologic technical assistance to tribes and tribal organizations;
  • Providing disease surveillance to tribes