Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country (GHWIC) is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s largest investment to improve American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) tribal health, focused on health promotion and chronic disease prevention. Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country allows Tribal communities to take their health promotion and disease prevention programs into their own hands, using traditional knowledge, community engagement, and culturally relevant programs and materials.

GHWIC Mission

GHWIC continues to support healthy behaviors for AI/AN and emphasize strategies to reduce risk factors in Native communities to attain long-term goals by:

  • Supporting a coordinated and holistic approach to healthy living and chronic disease prevention;
  • Reinforcing the work already underway in Indian Country to make healthy choices easier for American Indians and Alaska Natives;
  • Continuing to support culturally appropriate and effective public health approaches;
  • Working with more tribes and extending the program’s reach and impact through tribal organizations, including Urban Indian Organizations. has the purpose of sharing the successes of our GHWIC programs with our Tribal community members, stakeholders, and the general public, while demonstrating best and promising practices in disease prevention programs within Indian country.

Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country image, nutrition and physical activity

Who does the work?


Component 3 Recipient

Coordinating Center for GHWIC (CCG)

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium serves as the national coordinating center. The Center is responsible for communications, evaluation and community of practice for National GHWIC Program in partnership with the CDC.

  1. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

GHWIC Recipient Locator Map