Welcome to NPTEC Website!

Founded in September, 2003, the Northern Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center (NPTEC) is a program of the Great Plains Tribal Chairmenís Health Board (GPTCHB) and one of 13 tribal epidemiology centers funded by the IHS Epidemiology Division to assist in improving the health of American Indians and Alaskan Natives throughout the United States.

Our mission is to provide leadership, technical assistance, support, and advocacy to the 18 Aberdeen Area tribal nations and communities in order to eliminate the disparities in health that currently exist for tribal people of the four-state region of Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Our Goals

Please browse our website pages to find programs and resources that can benefit you and your community. We welcome feedback and suggestions on how we can better serve you and foster continuing partnership with your community.

Please contact us at:

Northern Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center 
Great Plains Tribal Chairmenís Health Board
1770 Rand Road, Rapid City, SD 57702
Tel. 605-721-1922 or 1-800-745-3466
Fax. 605-721-2876
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