The Committee on Native American Child Health (CONACH) develops policies and programs that improve the health of Native American children. The CONACH members are committed to increasing awareness of the major health problems facing Native American children, and monitoring legislation affecting Native American child health. The CONACH also conducts pediatric consultation visits to Indian Health Service (IHS) and tribal health facilities, and works to strengthen ties with tribes throughout the United States.
NICHD Healthy Native Babies Project
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s (NICHD) Healthy Native Babies Project, an outreach component of the Safe to Sleep campaign, strives to understand the possible causes for SIDS-related disparities and find ways to further reduce the SIDS rates in Native communities. This innovative and collaborative project released its Workbook Packet in 2011, the first of several outreach tools meant to help local programs working in American Indian/Alaska Native communities to share safe sleep and other health messages. You can learn more about the project and the packet here.
Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Reducing the Risk of SIDS
This safe sleep brochure provides information on reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) as part of the Healthy Native Babies Project for American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) parents and caregivers.
For more information on sleep position for babies, reducing the risk of SIDS, or the Healthy Native Babies Project, contact the Safe to Sleep campaign at: 1-800-505-CRIB (2742) (TTY: 1-888-320-6942)
Mail: 31 Center Drive, 31/2A32, Bethesda, MD 20892
Let's Move! In Indian Country
Let's Move! in Indian Country is a comprehensive initiative dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.
Tribal Child Care and Development Fund: Guide for New Administrators
The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)1, a federal block grant for States, Tribes, and Territories, is a key resource to help increase the availability, affordability, and quality of child care services. With Child Care and Development Funds, tribal CCDF administrators can support low-income families, families receiving temporary public assistance, and those transitioning from public assistance in obtaining child care services so they may work, attend training, or participate in educational activities.
National Center on Tribal Child Care Implementation and Innovation (NTC)
The Tribal Child Care Technical Assistance Center provides targeted technical assistance services to more than 500 Tribes. Services provided include a toll-free information and referral line; a website offering information on tribal child care programs; and onsite and regional technical assistance activities.
National Indian Child Care Association (NICCA)
The mission of National Indian Child Care Association is to unify tribes and tribal organizations to promote high quality, culturally relevant child care and development. The National Indian Child Care Association will provide leadership, support, and communication on behalf of Native American children, families, and communities.
Tribal Early Childhood Research Center
The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center (TRC) seeks to partner with American Indian and Alaska Native communities, programs, practitioners, and researchers to advance research into young children’s development and early childhood programs and to facilitate the translation of research findings to inform early childhood practice with American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.