Preliminary Report: Impact of Government Shutdown on Urban Indian Organizations


The federal government shutdown of 2018–2019 occurred from midnight EST on December 22, 2018 until January 25, 2019. This shutdown became the longest federal government shutdown in US history, lasting 35 days and causing severe and detrimental impact on the Indian healthcare delivery system. The interruption in funding precipitated by the shutdown had dire consequences for UIOs and consequently on American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) across the country. This brief summarizes the results of a survey NCUIH circulated during the shutdown to capture important metrics and narratives regarding the impacts of the shutdown. The 2018/2019 Government Shutdown: Impacts on your Program survey was fielded January 2 to January 15, 2019 by the National Council of Urban Indian Health.

Key Findings

Preliminary Report

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Additional Information

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By Meredith Raimondi, posted on Monday April 29, 2019
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