Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center

To support Tribal communities in their efforts to improve health by assisting with data needs through partnership development, community based research, education and technical assistance.

What Is GLITECís Role?

The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center serves 34 Tribes,
three Service Units and four Urban Indian Health Programs. GLITEC is in its
twentieth year of operation, originating in 1996. Program advisement is provided
through each stateís Tribal Health Directorís Association. GLITEC staff strives
to support Tribal communities in their efforts to improve health by building
capacity to collect and use data while advocating on the local, state and
national levels to improve data quality. The following principles of operation
support GLITEC services:

  • Respect for Tribal authority and direction in service requests
  • Data confidentiality, protection and security
  • Tribal ownership of data
  • Establishing transparent, trusting relationships
  • Inclusion and representation

GLITEC has conducted or participated in numerous projects with the
American Indian/Alaska Native communities in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and
Chicago. GLITEC strives to be responsive to the needs and interests of the
communities; therefore, some projects are conducted area-wide, while others are
done with a consortium or group of communities, or with a single community. GLITEC
produces and disseminates an annual three-state American Indian/Alaska Native
health profile report, aggregating data by each state individually and in
combination. Tribe-specific profile reports are updated periodically and upon

Winter 2016 Newsletter

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P.O. Box 9
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Phone: 715-588-3324
Fax: 715-588-7900

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