The Indian Health Service Office of Urban Indian Health Programs has awarded $1,350,000 to the National Council of Urban Indian Health for the Urban Indian Education and Research Program. Through this cooperative agreement, NCUIH will act as an education and research partner for 41 urban Indian organizations in 22 states, offering assistance on public policy; research and data; training and technical assistance; education, public relations and marketing; and payment system reform and monitoring regulations. The cooperative agreement period of performance is five years.
“Addressing the health and resource needs of our urban Indian communities is one of the top priorities at the Indian Health Service,” said IHS Acting Director Elizabeth Fowler. “Together, we will continue our work with NCUIH and urban Indian organizations across Indian Country to improve the health status of urban Indians.”… Read the full release here.