Who We Are

Established by the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board, our program aims to tackle the issue of racial misclassification head-on. We have created a centralized space to share resources and foster discussions that can help individuals and organizations understand and address the problem effectively. Our goal is simple: to promote accurate representation of the AI/AN communities in all official data and to ensure everyone’s true identity is recognized and respected.

Our Team

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Program Manager

Marifrances Montell

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Jamie Piatt

Our Health Board

The Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (SPTHB) is a non-profit organization based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Health Board was established in 1972 to provide a unified voice on tribal public health needs and policy for the 43 federally recognized tribes located in the states of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Board membership includes representatives from the 12 service units in the Indian Health Service (IHS) Oklahoma Area.