The Oklahoma City Area Inter-Tribal Health Board (OCAITHB) is a non-profit organization based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The board was established in 1972 to provide a unified voice for the 43 federally recognized tribes located in the states of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.  Board membership includes representatives from the 12 service units in the Indian Health Service Oklahoma City Area.


Mission: A partnership of Oklahoma City Area tribes uniting to improve the health and quality of life of Native American communities through advocacy and education with federal, state and local entities while maintaining tribal sovereign rights.


Vision: The Oklahoma City Area Inter-Tribal Health Board will lead the way to improved quality of life for Native Americans through expanded partnerships with tribes and stakeholders.


Values: We provide competent services at all levels of the organization. We respect one another, recognize that our success depends upon the commitment, capabilities and diversity of our employees and Board members. We are ethical, respectful, accountable and transparent in our relationship with all stakeholders. We are committed to gaining knowledge. We encourage collaboration and inclusiveness.


Tribal Epidemiology Center

Best Practices Report

A collaboration between all Tribal Epidemiology Centers across the nation, including the Oklahoma Tribal Epidemiology Center, has created a report highlighting success of various TECís. The TECís as a group are working together for the betterment of the health of American Indian and Alaska Native people living in a variety of settings in the United States.

This report can be found HERE. (PDF Ė 4 MB)