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Welcome to the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) website! NCUIH is the only 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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    Three UIHPs win NAP Award!

    The Health and Human Services Secretary, Sylvia M. Burwell, announced on August 11, 2015, $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to be awarded to 266 new health centers in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to communities where the extra support is much needed. Over 1.2 million of new patients are anticipated to receive health care service provided by these new health service sites. These awards follow $101 million awarded to 164 new health center sites in May 2015.


    Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Community-Directed Grant Program

    The Indian Health Service (IHS) Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) is now accepting new and competing continuation cooperative agreement applications for the Community-Directed Grant Program. The funding opportunity announcement (FOA) and application was posted in the Federal Register on August 4, 2015.


    IHS Conferring letter SMAIF FY 2015

    IHS asks for recommendations regarding the program requirements and distribution of these funds. The funds are designated by the SMAIF program for use to conduct a variety of activities that aim to prevent new HIV infections and reduce drop-offs along the HIV care continuum for racial and ethnic minorities living with HIV and who bear a disproportionate burden of HIV disease. Specifically, the funding supports activities including HIV testing, linkage to and retention in treatment and care, as well as strengthening capacity of communities and health systems to provide primary and secondary HIV prevention and HIV care. 

    To read the full announcement: (Click Here)


    IHS update on FY 2015 budget increase

    On March 23, the IHS sent a letter to Urban Indian Organization Leaders requesting input on the distribution of and principles for budget allocation methodologies regarding the $2.875 million increase in accordance with the Indian Health Service Policy on Conferring with Urban Indian Organizations. I want to thank all of the Urban Leaders who submitted input through letters and e-mails. After consideration of the confer comments received and review of other distribution methodologies utilized by IHS, the Agency will move forward with distribution of the funds as outlined: