Navajo Family Health Resource Network, Inc.
|Navajo Family Health Resource Network is a non-profit organization that receives a federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs. NFHRN provides individuals the information and means to exercise personal choice in determining the number and spacing for their children. The primary goal of NFHRN is to promote Title X initiatives to individuals living in and near the Navajo Nation.
Navajo Family Health Resource Network provides quality family planning and reproductive health services to all people within the Navajo Nation and border towns to those desiring such services.
Achieving our Mission: We achieve our mission in three ways; 1) By principal means through the use of Title X Family Planning funds from the federal government, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); 2) through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Navajo Area Indian Health Services; and 3) through collaborative partnership with other tribal, state and national entities to provide information and education on family planning and reproductive health to low income individuals in our communities.
Navajo Family Health Resource Network, Incorporation’s vision is a nation where every man and woman receives the health care and education necessary to be healthy and productive, that every child is born healthy, wanted, and is accepted as an integral and positive aspect of every person’s life.
Program Background and History:
In 1971, the Navajo Family Health Resource Network, Inc. (NFHRN) submitted its initial grant to the Title X Program, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) requesting funds to provide family planning and reproductive health services. Title X has funded NFHRN for the past thirty six (36) years.
NFHRN was known as Navajo Nation Family Planning Corporation providing family planning health education under Bi-State Tribal Social Services which later became and entity under John Hopkins Program, IHS Community Health, located in Fort Defiance, Arizona.
NFHRN branched off becoming a corporation of its own on June 18, 1997.
NFHRN is presently a private, non-profit organization with a staff of seventeen (17). The program is operated by the Board of Directors which is comprised of six (06) members representing various communities and disciplines.
NFHRN Administration Office is centrally located in Window Rock, Arizona. Through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Family Planning Counselors provide family planning and reproductive health information and other preventive education through out the eight (08) Navajo Indian Health Service Units across Navajo Nation and its border towns. Certified Family Planning Counselors are supervised by a Family Planning Manager and a designated Health Provider referred to as the Clinical Liaison. Each Counselor has approximately fourteen (14) sub communities under their Service Units. Outreach services are extended to these remote areas.
Navajo Family Health Board of Directors and Staff appreciates working with you and are always willing to assist you when needed.
NFHRN Administration Office phone # (928) 871-5092
Family Planning Counselors available at IHS facilities: Chinle, Crownpoint, Fort Defiance, Gallup, Kayenta, Shiprock, Tuba City, Winslow
A Male Health Educator is available at the Window Rock Administration Office