The Native American Center for Health Professions works to keep connected with our campus community, as well as our Wisconsin tribal communities. We continue to build our partnerships and offer ways to stay visible and engaged.

Harvest and Husking Bee
We stay connected to Native communities by participating in events such as Oneida's annual Harvest and Husking Bee.


  • Annual Indigenous Health and Wellness Day, spring
  • Annual Native November health specific events hosted, fall
  • Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS) blood pressure screening at UW-Madison powwow, spring
  • UW partnership - Native Nations Work Group

Tribal communities

  • Attending and presenting to Great Lakes Native American Elder Association
  • Attending and presenting to Tribal Health Director meeting
  • Indians Into Medicine (INMED) Grant Advisory Council meetings
  • Native Nations Nursing Summit, fall
  • Oneida corn husking trip
  • Ongoing engagement and meetings with tribal leadership
  • Wild ricing trip to Lac du Flambeau for students and staff, summer

Tribal Engagement Office

NACHP’s Tribal Engagement Office is located within the Oneida Community Health Center. This office is staffed by NACHP team member, Melissa Metoxen. The goal of the Tribal Engagement Office is to have visibility in our communities and to cultivate and sustain tribal-academic partnerships. The Tribal Engagement Office lends support to tribal clinic rotations, tribal community visits and programming, youth outreach and has a pulse on various events going on in our tribal communities across the state. This office is crucial in expanding outreach beyond the borders of campus.