Navajo Epidemiology Center

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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:
To assist in developing the Navajo Nation’s disease surveillance system and identifying the highest priority health status objectives based on epidemiologic data.

  1. Collection, analysis and interpretation of health data, and its application to public health practice honoring spiritual and cultural values.
  2. Study the risk of disease, and the development and application of methods to reduce risk.
  3. Integrate spiritual and cultural values into epidemiological methods.

Vision:
To contribute to the wellness of the Navajo people by monitoring and reporting on health data, maintaining disease surveillance and providing technical assistance.

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Navajo Epidemiology Center
Window Rock, AZ
Contact: Del Yazzie, MPH
Phone: (928) 871-6539



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