The National Indian Women's Health Resource Center (NIWHRC), is a national non-profit
organization whose mission is "To assist American Indian and Alaska Native women
achieve optimal health and well being throughout their lifetime." In 1993, the Director
of Indian Health Service assembled a group of Indian women, recognized as leaders
in the health field, to serve on a Steering Committee and to advise IHS on the health
needs of Indian women.
With the scope of the work to be accomplished the Steering
Committee decided to organize an independent organization to complete the tasks.
The members represent the twelve Areas of Indian Health Service: tribal, urban and
Indian Health Service operated programs. They are health providers, health planners,
health administrators, and elected tribal leaders that have a common concern with
the health status of Indian women. In addition elders, youth, young women, and males
have a representative on the board. Their strong commitment is based on their roots
in their communities.
To see a copy of the latest Form 990 "Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax" click here.
To see a copy of Form 1023 "Application for Tax Exempt Status" click here.