Yaa'teeh and Aloha, greetings from the Council on Indigenous Health!
The Council on Indigenous Health is a group of ASHA members committed to protecting and promoting the health and well-being of students from indigenous groups, such as American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiian, and others.
The Council's diverse membership includes school board members, traditional practitioners, IHS administrators, and educators at all levels.
In addition, Council membership includes community members, parents, volunteers, and service providers to indigenous people.
Benefits of Council Membership
- Development of culturally relevant school health model.
- Advocate for policy development and change at the local, state, national, and international level.
- Receive the latest research in regards to best practice models.
- Keep abreast on latest funding releases, addressing the needs of Indigenous people.
- Attend the ASHA Annual Conference at a discounted rate.
- Be part of a ready-made network of fellow professionals to share ideas, solicit advice, and/or share materials.
- Develop professional relationships and share in leadership opportunities.
- Collaborate with other indigenous entities/organizations.
- Increase participation of grassroots individuals and rural populations.
- Increase the current level of indigenous involvement participation in ASHA fuctions and programs.
- Increase membership of indigenous peoples within ASHA.
- Ensure that ASHA minority members experience greater social and professional growth that will enhance their survival within the Association.
- Market and incorporate multicultural education and diversity programs into functions and services of ASHA.
- Contribute to ASHA's strategic plan.
Regina L. Morgan
School Health Education Specialist
Northern Navajo Medical Center
NNMC Health Promotion Program
PO Box 160
Shiprock, NM 87420-0160
- Vice Chair
Telletha Valenski, BS
PO Box 160
Shiprock, NM 87420
School Wellness Coordinator
Jamez Mountain Schools
Lybrook Elementary/Middle School
PO Box 24
Counselor, NM 87018
2009 Council on Indigenous Health Symposium
2008 Council on Indigenous Health Symposium
2007 Council on Indigenous Health Symposium
Indigenous Culture and Language Affect on Health of Indigenous Youth
Articles of Interest Published in the Journal of School Health
Managing Asthma in Schools: Lessons Learned and Recommendations
Indigenous Council Listserv
To better communicate and share information with colleagues, ASHA Sections and Councils have organized "Members Only" Listservs specific to their interest or issue-focused topic in school health. As a member of the Council on Indigenous Health, you are encouraged to share information via the various Listservs.
To subscribe to the Council on Indigenous Health listserv, send an email to: email@example.com
In the body of the message, type:
SUBSCRIBE insertname of listserv-L[Your name]
For example, to join the Research Council listserv, you would enter:
SUBSCRIBE ASHAINDIGENOUSHLTHCNCL-L[Jane Begay]
The ASHA listservs are monitored and available only to ASHA members.
To send a message, click on the link below. This will connect you to an email. Simply enter your Subject and Message, and click send. The email that will be sent will be transmitted from you so please remember to include your e-signature if you would like responses sent directly back to you.
Members of the American School Health Association receive a print and online subscription to the Journal of School Health with their membership. ASHA members must access the online edition through the Members-Only section of the ASHA website.
Non-members can access issues of the Journal of School Health via the Wiley InterScience, Inc.,
Non-members wishing to become an ASHA member can complete the online Membership Application or contact the ASHA National Office at 330-678-1601 (phone); 330-678-1601 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org (email). Professional Membership is $130 (includes print and online editions); Basic Membership is $75 (includes online edition only); and Student Membership is $40 (includes print and online editions).
For additional ASHA information, contact:
American School Health Association
4340 East West Highway, Suite 403
Bethesda, Maryland 20814