In 2015, The Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) was funded by the Indian Health Service to provide technical assistance (TA) to Urban Indian Health Programs (UIHPs) to:
- Increase clinical interest and knowledge at UIHPs on HIV/hepatitis C(HCV)/STI topics.
- Increase screening and resources for linkage to care.
Areas of TA include HIV testing and risk counseling, patient navigation and medical case management, adherence assessment and counseling for persons living with HIV/AIDS, alternative models for delivering HIV care (task shifting, telemedicine, emerging technologies, etc.), and cultural competency (racial/ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation). Along with providing TA to UIHPs, UIHI is developing HIV patient education materials that are sensitive to the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native people.
Updated: June 6, 2011
This project brief describes the the Viral Hepatitis and STI Prevention project, which provides free technical assistance to urban Indian health organizations (UIHO) nationwide to address these health issues, and develops culturally appropriate health promotion materials targeted at urban American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. (June 2011)