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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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    NCUIH and AAIP Announce Strategic Partnership to Address the Health of American...
    2017-02-10

    On Thursday, January 26, 2017, the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) and the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) signed a memorandum of understanding, which begins a new strategic partnership to address the health needs of the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) population, along with their educational opportunities and workforce development.

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    Tribal Member Carmelita Wamego Skeeter Honored for Service to Tulsa Indian...
    2017-02-03

    For four decades, the Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa  has provided quality, comprehensive health care to the city’s Native American people in a culturally sensitive manner. Born out of a need to serve an urban Indian population underserved by the city’s existing healthcare facilities, the IHCRC has worked to eliminate health disparities and strengthen the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness of those it serves. With the organization since its inception has been Carmelita Wamego Skeeter, who currently serves as chief executive officer and is a Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member. Skeeter was recently honored by the IHCRC for her four decades of service in building the organization into what is today. 

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    IHS Acting Director Buchanan addresses Urban Indian Organization Leaders
    2017-01-24

    “Today reminded me of my first day at Indian Health Service (IHS), 24 years ago. I am deeply honored to have the privilege to serve Indian Health Service —and all of you—as IHS’s acting director.  IHS is truly an incredible agency with talented staff dedicated to the IHS mission…to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indian and Alaska Natives to the highest level.  This is a critical time for the IHS.  We have seen many successes in the last few months, but still have challenges ahead.  To address these challenges and build on success we will need a team approach.

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    Turquoise Tuesday Brings Awareness to High Rates of Cervical Cancer among...
    2017-01-18

    Turquoise Tuesday brings awareness to high rates of cervical cancer among American Indian women. 

    Help American Indian Cancer Foundation help raise the awareness. How to do this? It is easy to join in!

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