Welcome to the American Indian/Alaska Native Women’s Health page! This site provides a brief overview of our programs, clinical resources, and advocacy efforts.
About ACOG & AI/AN Women’s Health
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) represents more than 57,000 members dedicated to improving women's health care. On April 17, 1970, ACOG established a Committee on American Indian Affairs for the purpose of studying and developing expertise in the area of maternal and gynecologic health problems among American Indian and Alaska Native women. This move was prompted by Dr. Beryl Blue Spruce, a full-blooded American Indian and a trained obstetrician-gynecologist. For many years since then, the College and Committee have worked closely with the Indian Health Service (IHS) to meet the health needs of American Indian and Alaska Native women. In recent years, both ACOG and IHS have expanded their resources to include Tribal health programs.
For more information please contact:
Director, American Indian/Alaska Native Women’s Health
or Sandra Menendez
Program Assistant, American Indian/Alaska Native Women’s Health