Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Epidemiology Center

It's hard to believe GLITEC's new director, Christina Pacheco, has now been with us for more than six months! And Kristin Hill has exchanged final goodbyes. Grace Schmitz has also been with us now for over half a year, directing Bemidji Area Ready to End Tobacco (BARECT). And Kara Schurman has rounded her first year as director of the newly-renamed Great Lakes Area Tribal Health Board. Our summer fellows from the Hubert Humphrey Institute, Nfamara and Oyudari have come and gone. Isaiah Brokenleg has said farewell also, and set out to complete his Master of Divinity in California. We will soon welcome a new director for the BALAC program. Check back for more info.

The national Tribal Epidemiology Center Consortium has launched a new website here.

The GLITEC Gazette will be arriving in mailboxes the fourth week in August. Please look for it, and if you're not receiving it but would like to, please contact the Epi Center and we'll add you to our list. Back issues can be accessed through the Publications page.

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

Summer 2016 Newsletter

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