A Profile of Urban Indian Health Organization Programming to Support Behavioral Health


The purpose of this report is to provide a description of the programs and services in use at Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIHOs) to address behavioral health needs in urban American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Specific services and programs addressed in the survey include depression screening, substance abuse treatment, suicide prevention, and therapy and counseling. This report also highlights four UIHO programs with the goal of sharing their experiences implementing innovative behavioral health programs with the network of UIHOs and the broader public health community. Lastly, recommendations are presented to support expansion of programs and services available to urban AI/ANs, and build on the strengths and achievements of UIHO’s current behavioral health programs. 37 p.