The UIHI is pleased to announce the release of two new reports addressing substance abuse prevention and treatment in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
The first report, Supporting Sobriety Among American Indians and Alaska Natives: A Literature Review, includes a letter of introduction by Daniel Dickerson, DO, MPH (Psychiatrist at UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and United American Indian Involvement, Inc.). This report describes the context of substance abuse in urban AI/AN communities, synthesizes academic and grey literature and summarizes existing programs to highlight approaches to address substance abuse through outreach, education, screening and treatment. The report concludes with recommendations for future research, programming and policy.
The second report, Supporting Wellness: Substance Abuse Services at Urban Indian Health Organizations, documents the critical services available at Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIHOs) to address substance abuse needs. The report also highlights programmatic achievements and factors contributing to success; presents vignettes of select UIHOs and provides key recommendations to support future efforts to address substance abuse needs in urban American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Both reports were developed through the UIHI’s Promoting Health Equity for Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives Project with funding support from the Office of Minority Health.
Please contact Julie Loughran or Megan Fairweather with questions.
Posted in Reports, UIHI.
– February 28, 2014
The Seattle Indian Health Board’s (SIHB) Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) is pleased to announce an opportunity for Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIHOs) to participate in a facilitated partnership and strategic planning process. Supported by a cooperative agreement through the Office of Minority Health (OMH), the partnership is intended to help UIHOs increase communication between peers and strengthen chemical dependency treatment programming. Strategic partnerships offer opportunities to share innovative approaches to addressing treatment in a diverse team-driven environment, leverage available and potential resources to support programming and create sustainable peer-to-peer networks aiding UIHOs with program evolution. Selected UIHOs will receive up to $5,500 for participation in partnership activities.
To learn more about this partnership opportunity, please visit the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement and Application. For additional information, view the PCDTP informational webinar slides.
For questions about this funding opportunity or the application process contact Aren Sparck at email@example.com or (206) 812-3046.
Posted in UIHI, Uncategorized.
– November 4, 2013
The UIHI is pleased to announce a new Motivational Interviewing (MI) resource section on our website. MI is a non-judgmental, non-confrontational and empathic method of communication to bring about behavior change. The new resource section offers educational materials designed to introduce anyone to MI, including the uses of MI (both in and outside of a clinical setting), specific interaction techniques, a skills acquisition worksheet and more. MI has broad applicability to any disease or condition which involves a behavioral component, such as diabetes or substance abuse. Compared to other approaches, MI is a relatively inexpensive method and has the added advantage of being flexible for use over the telephone or in-person.
The Motivational Interviewing resource section is available on the UIHI’s Health Equity Resources page. For questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 812-3030.
Posted in UIHI.
– August 23, 2013