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Part of the Colorado School of Public Health, the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health promotes the health and well-being of American Indians and Alaska Natives, of all ages through research, training, continuing education, technical assistance and information dissemination within a biopsychosocial framework that recognizes the unique cultural context of this special population.

Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

CSWE is the sole accrediting organization for social work education in the United States. They represent more than 600 graduate and undergraduate social work programs in colleges and universities throughout the United States and more than 3,000 social work educators, students, administrators, and practitioners. The website includes a PDF of their Directory of Accredited Social Work Degree Programs. is a multi-disciplinary website that provides career information on a broad array of health professions. The website is a joint initiative involving national foundations, professional associations, health career advisors, educational institutions and college students. The website addresses the under-representation of minorities in the workforce and the lack of health professionals in medically underserved communities.


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Indian Health Service: Behavioral Health describes programs, events, opportunities and more. Scholarship information is at the IHS Scholarship page.

Lifeworks: Explore Health and Medical Science Careers, which is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Education, includes descriptions of over 100 careers. For both clinical psychologists and counseling psychologists there is information about educational needs, income, job outlook and needed skills and abilities.

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 150,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. Information about career opportunities is available on this website.


The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the Federal government's principal biomedical and behavioral research agency. NIMH’s mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illness through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. NIMH’s support for training includes individual fellowship programs, individual career development programs, institutional training programs, and training programs that promote diversity.

NIMH also supports more than 2,000 research grants and contracts at institutions across the country and overseas. Approximately 500 scientists work in the NIMH intramural research program. These scientists range from molecular biologists working in laboratories to clinical researchers working with patients at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.

To honor American Indian Heritage Month, 10 Native American social workers are profiled and asked why they chose social work and what they regard as the unique challenges facing the Native American Community


Created by the National Association of Social Workers, Social Work Portal features brief descriptions of and links to some schools of social work and some social work organizations.


The “Social Workers” section of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website includes the nature of the work, needed training, employment, job outlook, projects, earnings, and wages.

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Winds of Change is an American Indian-published magazine focusing on careers and educational advancement for Native people. The magazine is published quarterly by AISES Publishing Inc. In addition, the Annual College Guide for American Indians & Native Alaskans/Hawaiians is published yearly.