Providing technical assistance to Great Plains Area tribes and programs in responding to methamphetamine and other illicit drugs, suicide, and domestic violence.

  • GPTEC Core Activities

    Generating and supporting the use of tribal public health data, supporting surveillance activities for monitoring the health status of AI/ANs in the Great Plains, and responding to outbreaks and emergent tribal public health concerns.

    GPTEC Core Activities
  • Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country

    Providing technical assistance to Great Plains Area GHWIC programs in taking control of their health and wellness and reduce the burden of chronic disease and other health disparities.

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

    Promoting and supporting quality, effective management, collaboration, and use of data to enhance community-level response to Diabetes in the Great Plains Area.

    Diabetes Data Quality Project

    Utilizing evidence-based programming to promote youth empowerment, support community education and awareness, and prevent STIs and teen pregnancy.


Welcome to the Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center (GPTEC) Website!

GPTEC'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, GPTEC 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