Indigenous Health Education and Resources Taskforce


The Indigenous Health, Education, and Resources Taskforce, is a national collaborative, formed in 2021 to address the scarcity of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities in the health professions. IHEART is an AI/AN led collaborative consisting of a national coordinating committee and regional networks to amplify, herald, and sustain systems level solutions by uniting allies, organizations, institutions, and communities dedicated to improving AI/AN educational and health outcomes. It includes about 350 health professions educators, learners, organizational leaders, and community members who are committed to AI/AN communities and workforce diversity.

IHEART operates as a national collaborative body led by the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP), American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS), Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the Indian Health Service (IHS). We aim to foster Indigenous-led, culturally responsive networks that can advance systems change to enhance the engagement, matriculation, retention and graduation of AI/AN individuals interested in the health professions.