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Welcome to the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) website! NCUIH is a National 501(c)(3) organization devoted to the support and development of quality, accessible, and culturally-competent health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives living in urban settings.  + Overview

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    CMS released the proposed final rule for the Medicare Access & CHIP...

    CMS released the proposed final rule for the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). You may find it helpful to be familiar with the contents to understand the impact on FQHC and/or your program.


    Funding Opportunities: Increasing Services for Urban American Indian and Alaska...

    OVC announces two grant opportunities to increase services for urban American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of sex trafficking. The FY 2016 Project Beacon: Increasing Services to American Indian and Alaska Native Victims of Sex Trafficking (PDF 237 kb) funding opportunity will award up to $450,000 to eligible applicants whose primary mission is to provide services and assistance to AI/AN individuals who reside in urban population centers to develop their organizational capacity to provide direct services to AI/AN sex trafficking victims. Apply by June 21, 2016.


    REPOST: For Native Americans, Health Care Is A Long, Hard Road Away

    Cody Pedersen and his wife, Inyan, know that in an emergency they will have to wait for help to arrive.

    Cody, 29, and his family live in Cherry Creek, a Native American settlement within theCheyenne River Indian Reservation in north central South Dakota.

    The reservation is bigger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined. But Cherry Creek has no general store, no gas station and few jobs.


    IHS Principal Deputy Director meets with Tribal leaders in the Great Plains Area

    REPOST: In my short time in my new role, I have been working diligently on the challenges we have in the Great Plains, including the systemic issues that face IHS, such as staff and shortages of living quarters for our health professionals.