Under this grant opportunity, the IHS proposes to award grants to 34 urban Indian Health Programs (UIHP), which are Urban Indian organizations that have existing IHS contracts, in accordance with 25 U.S.C.
This grant announcement seeks to ensure the highest possible
health status for AI/ANs.
Funding will be used to continue the 34 urban Indian organizations successful implementation of the priorities of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2007 2012, Healthy People 2020, and the IHS Strategic Plan 2006 201 1. Additionally, funding will be utilized to meet objectives for Government Performance Rating Act (GPRA) reporting, collaborative activities with the Veterans Health Administration (VA), and four health programs that make health services more accessible to AI/ANs living in urban areas.
The four health services programs are:
(1) Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (HP/DP) services, (2) Immunizations, and Behavioral Health Services consisting of (3) Alcohol/Substance Abuse services, and (4) Mental Health Prevention and Treatment services.
These programs are integral components of the IHS improvement in patient care initiative and the strategic objectives focused on improving safety, quality, affordability, and accessibility of health care.