UIHP Spotlights

We are collecting and highlighting examples of the excellent work currently being done to improve the health of urban American Indians and Alaska Natives nationwide. If you have a successful project or program that you would like to share, please contact us at info@uihi.org or 206-812-3030.

The Benefits of a Healthy Workplace
The Benefits of a Healthy Workplace
Updated: July 8, 2016

This spotlight describes the Native Americans for Community Action (NACA) Inc. Employee Worksite Health and Wellness Program in Flagstaff, AZ. NACA's workplace wellness program creates a culture of health within the work environment by encouraging physical activities and nutrition awareness, which contribute to a healthy lifestyle. (July 2016)

Wellness Warriors at the Seattle Indian Health Board
Wellness Warriors at the Seattle Indian Health Board
Updated: February 17, 2015

This spotlight describes the Seattle Indian Health Board’s Wellness Warriors program, which is a workshop designed for people managing a chronic condition like diabetes or heart disease. (February 2015)

Partnership for Chemical Dependency Treatment Programming
Partnership for Chemical Dependency Treatment Programming
Updated: November 15, 2014

This spotlight describes a facilitated partnership between the Fresno American Indian Health Project and the Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest to help create the framework for chemical dependency program change at their organizations. (November 2014)

Partnership to Support Depression Programming
Partnership to Support Depression Programming
Updated: November 15, 2013

This spotlight describes a facilitated partnership between the American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeastern Michigan and the San Diego American Indian Health Center, focused on depression programming. (November 2013)

Sacramento Native American Indian Health Center’s Hep C Treatment
Sacramento Native American Indian Health Center’s Hep C Treatment
Updated: August 22, 2012

Well ahead of the CDC’s recommendation, SNAHC has been routinely screening all adults for hepatitis C who use the clinic’s primary care services. Dr. Booth believes SNAHC’s Hepatitis C Treatment Program is effective because it is so well-coordinated and takes into account the individual needs of patients. The program provides a support group, facilitates treatment for patients with limited funds or who lack insurance, and offers culturally appropriate care for AI/ANs. (August 2012)

Cardiovascular Disease Program Visioning and Strategic Planning Partnership
Cardiovascular Disease Program Visioning and Strategic Planning Partnership
Updated: May 23, 2012

As part of its Promoting Health Equity project, the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) guided two Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIHOs) through a visioning and planning partnership to strengthen their efforts to address cardiovascular disease (CVD). This Spotlight outlines the process and outcomes of this partnership between Denver Indian Health & Family Services (DIHFS) & Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition (NUIHC). (May 2012)

NATIVE HEALTH’s Home Visiting Program
NATIVE HEALTH’s Home Visiting Program
Updated: November 10, 2011

In September 2010, the Native American Community Health Center, Inc. dba NATIVE HEALTH was awarded five years of funding by the Administration for Children and Families for the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The NATIVE HEALTH Home Visiting Program supports pregnant women and caregivers of young children using Parents as Teachers, their chosen promising model to help improve the health of their American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) families in the Phoenix urban area. (November 2011)

Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake – Community Gathering Priorities
Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake – Community Gathering Priorities
Updated: August 31, 2011

Through a grant from the Office of Minority Health, the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) offered a Community Gathering Award opportunity to the Urban Indian Center (UIC) of Salt Lake City to enhance understanding of local health issues, which can be used to establish local health priorities. (August 2011)