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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-812-3030.
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)Download»
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)Download»
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)Download»
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)Download»
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)Download»
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)Download»
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)Download»