KRC Awarded with 2010 NIHB National Impact Award

The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH)'s Operational Development Director,  Alejandro Bermudez-del Villar, MA received the National Impact Award from the National Indian Health Board for the Knowledge Resource Center for Urban Indian Health.
Award KRC
The KRC is the first resource center devoted to the fostering and dissemination of knowledge on Urban Indian communities across the United States. Project Designer & Director, Alejandro Bermudez-del-Villar, who won the award in his name, said "The KRC is unique in the sense that it is a central hub for sharing information and other specific resources that are hard to find. These programs need access to pertinent and timely information. Especially now that the Health Care Reform policies implementation is taking place. The KRC allows them to get access to national and sectoral information they need to help to expand their leadership, create awareness and empower their local community through technical assistance and outreach projects."

Originally created as an academic clearinghouse in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Minority Health(DHHS/OMH), the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) and the Indian Health Service (IHS)-- and with the collaboration of  the National Libraries of Medicine, the University of New Mexico, and the Oregon Health and Sciences University's OneSky Center - the project evolved into a Knowledge Center to provide policy, legislative and technical assistance tools and documents for urban American Indians/Alaska Natives to expand their capacities and represent their interests locally and nationally.