Our Mission / About NACI

A For-Profit Company Founded in 1998 (Based in Colorado)

Native American Cancer Initiatives, Inc. (NACI) is a small, minority (American Indian), woman-owned business with fewer than three full-time-equivalency employees.

  • Native American Cancer Initiatives provides technical assistance to:
    • Communities
    • Patients
    • Researchers
    • Academicians
    • Universities
    • Research institutions
    • Professionals
    • Government
      • about AI/ANs
      • AI/ANs cultural issues
      • AI/ANs program development
      • Assessment
      • Cancer continuum (outreach through end-of-life care)
      • Native Patient Navigation (also called “Native Sisters/Native Brothers”)
  • Native American Cancer Initiatives provides services such as:
    • Public speaking
    • Educational workshops
    • Staff trainings and retreats
    • Technical assistance
    • Mentoring
    • Program evaluation
  • NACI has a fee-for-service structure that provides specific services through contracts with various entities
  • NACI provides unique culturally relevant curricula and trainings, such as:
    • “Genetic Education for Native Americans” (GENA®)
    • Native Patient Navigation” training
    • Clinical Trials Education for Native Americans

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