This brief provides an overview of post-secondary education in tribal communities, including background about Tribal Colleges and Universities. This brief also describes the economic status and employment rates of American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN), provides data on AI/AN representation in healthcare professions, and discusses the benefits of greater diversity in the healthcare workforce. Findings describe tribal educational opportunities and pipeline programs, and illustrate how the Tribal HPOG program helps to bridge gaps by providing opportunities for native education, training, and employment.
Meit, Michael, et al. (2015). Higher Education & Workforce Development in Tribal Communities & the Role of Tribal HPOG. OPRE 2015-50. Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: NORC at the University of Chicago, Red Star Innovations, National Indian Health Board.