The Full Continuum of Cancer Care
From outreach through end-of-life care
Native American Cancer Initiatives (NACI), Inc., is a small, minority (American Indian), woman-owned business with fewer than three full-time-equivalency employees and nine part-time employees. It is a for-profit company
founded in 1998 (based in Park County, a rural area in Colorado) to provide technical assistance to communities, patients, researchers, academicians, universities, research institutions, and professionals on Native Americans, cultural issues,
program development and assessment and the full continuum of cancer (outreach through end-of-life care). NACI
has a fee-for-service structure that provides specific services through contracts with various entities, including NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers such as in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. It has contracts with Indigenous organizations such as Mayo Clinic's Native American Programs, National Indian Health Board, Intertribal Council of Michigan, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board, Walking Forward, and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and with national organizations such as the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. It averages 5 contracts per year. NACI has been the recipient of five NIH Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) research grants.