Navajo Epidemiology Center

Navajo Department of Health

Last website updated: October 29th, 2018

Ya'at'eeh (Welcome)

The Navajo Epidemiology Center (NEC) was established in 2005 to manage Navajo Nation's public health information systems, investigate diseases and injuries of concern, provide data and reports to help health programs effectively manage programs, respond to public health emergencies, and coordinate these activities with other public health authorities. The NEC’s primary objectives are: data collection, analysis and interpretation; health surveillance; disease control and prevention; and data sharing.

Mission Statement

To contribute to Hozho of Dine People by monitoring health status, maintaining disease surveillance, conducting health research, conducting disease outbreak investigation, reporting health data, providing technical assistance, and identifying priority health concerns.

Vision Statement

Empowering Dine People to achieve Hozho through naalniih naalkaah (epidemiology - disease surveillance).



Cancer Among the Navajo, 2005-2013-CLICK BELOW

Healthy Dine Nation Act "Junk Food Tax" Implementation Study, 2016-2018-CLICK BELOW


PSA for Hantavirus

PSA for Zika Virus

PSA for Pertussis (Navajo)

PSA for Pertussis (English)

Navajo Population Profile

The Navajo Population Profile aims to provide an accurate picture of the Navajo population throughout the United States and to identify  target or at risk sub-population(s) when assessing the health status of the Navajo people. The goal is to improve the health status of the Navajo people on the Navajo Nation, in border towns, metropolitan areas, and throughout the United States. To view full report click here...
(Click on an agency below for more information)

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Tribal Epidemiology Centers

There are 12 Tribal Epidemiology Centers (TECs) throughout the United States. The map below shows the 12 TECs and regions they represent.
(Click on TEC site for more information).

Rocky Mountain Northern Plains Great Lakes United South & Eastern Tribes Oklahoma Area Albuquerque Area Southwest Navajo Epidemiology Center Inter-Tribal Council of AZ, Inc Alaska Native Tribal Epi Center California Tribal Epidemiology Center Northwest Portland Area Uran Indian Health Institute Navajo Reservation