Improving Health Information, Health Services, and Health Resources
for American Indians in California.


The California Tribal Epidemiology Center (CTEC) was established in 2005 to assist in collecting and interpreting health information for American Indians/Alaska Natives (AIAN) in California. CTEC receives core funding from the Indian Health Services and operates on other grants and contracts to provide a full complement of staff. Our mission is "To improve American Indian health in California to the highest level by engaging American Indian communities in collecting and interpreting health information to establish health priorities, monitor health status, and develop effective public health services that respect cultural values and traditions of the communities."