Message from Our Executive Director


Welcome to AAIHB, Inc.

On behalf of the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board, Inc. (AAIHB) directors, Greetings and Welcome to AAIHB, Inc. website.  AAIHB, Inc. was established under Public Law 93-638 and guided by indigenous tribal leaders to encompass various initiatives developed to empower Native peoples to alleviate the health disparities through advocacy, and informed targeted action by and for the Southwest Native American pueblos, nations and tribes.

You are invited to read a comprehensive and in-depth review of current endeavors, reflecting the pride we, as AAIHB employees across the southwest region, have in our continuing growth and current success.  It conveys our sense of mission and vision to advocate on behalf of American Indians through the delivery of quality health care services that honor spiritual and cultural values.

The AAIHB corporate culture is characterized by its ability to implement self- determination through its greatest resource; the collective wisdom of tribal leaders and members to sustain the legacy that it has built for over three decades.

From the company’s start in 1980 to the present day, our tradition of community based grassroots health initiatives has driven continuous improvement in the way we operate and strive for growth.  Our business meets the needs of over 60,000 Native people from diverse communities and backgrounds.  Everyday our work touches the lives of our tribal members and our services are fundamental to improving our quality of life.

Through our website, you will discover our commitment to the tribal communities in which we operate. Our focus then and now is to challenge the health disparities working proactively with our tribal members to find the best solutions and applications to assure ‘sustainable’ long term relationships.

These are exciting times for AAIHB and I think you will get a sense of our passion, expertise, reliability, and innovative nature as you browse through this website.

Ayn Whyte
Executive Director