The goal is to assure that comprehensive, culturally acceptable, personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indians and Alaskan Native people. Its foundation is to uphold the Federal government's obligatoin to promote healthy American Indians and Native Alaskan people, communities and cultures and to honor and protect the inherent sovereign rights of Tribes. The organization assists Indian tribes in developing their health programs through health management training, technical assistance and human resource development. It facilitates and assists Indian tribes in coordinating health planning, in obtaining and using health resources available through Federal, State and local programs and in operating comprehensive health care services and programs. It provides comprehensive health care services including hospital and ambulatory medical care, preventive and rehabilitative services and development of community sanitation facilities, and it serves as a principal Federal advocate in health field for American Indians to ensure comprehensive health services for American Indians and Alaskan Native people.