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Office of Public Health (OPH)


Christine Brennan, Associate Director

Public Health Analyst, National GPRA Coordinator, Area Statistical Officer, Office: (916) 930-3981 x333, Cell: (916) 769-6843


(916) 930-3927

or (916) 930-3981 + Extension

or (916) 930-3981 + 4 for directory of personnel by first or last name


The Office of Public Health ensures that high quality health services are available for Indian people in California. We accomplish this goal by helping the tribal and urban Indian health programs meet nationally accepted standards of care for healthcare organizations. Our professional staff provides training and technical assistance in addition to performing basic federal functions such as contract monitoring and health program performance evaluations. Our mission is to: monitor health status; empower health care providers and consumers about new innovative practices; and join with other health care partners to improve access and delivery of care. We assure proper licensure credentialing is being used and national accreditation is being sought by Tribal, Urban and Buy-Indian health programs.

  • Administrative direction of health care services
  • Advisor for Improving Patient Care (IPC)
  • Area Business Office Coordination
    • Revenue Cycle Management Coordination
    • IHS Eligibility
  • Area Community Health Representative Coordination
  • Area Dental Coordination
  • Area Diabetes Coordination
  • Area Dietician Coordination
  • Area Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HPDP) Coordination
  • Area Immunization Coordination
  • Area Improvement Advisory for Improving Patient Care (IPC)
  • Area Nurse Coordination
  • Area Pharmacy Coordination
  • Area Purchased / Referred Care Coordination
    • Medical/dental Care away from IHS or Tribal facility
  • Area Quality Improvement Support Team (IST)


  • Area Urban Coordination
  • Behavioral Health Technical Assistance
  • Diabetes Management training and Technical Assistance
  • Epidemiology: technical assistance
  • GPRA Data analysis, local and national reports
  • Health Systems Administration
  • Improvement Advisory for Improving Patient Care (IPC)
  • Management of electronic data collection of health information
  • National GPRA management and technical support
  • Program performance reviews
  • Program planning and statistics support
  • Project Officers / Technical Assistance
  • Sacred Oaks Healing Center (SOHC) Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC) administration
  • Technical performance monitoring of tribal and urban health contracts
  • YRTC program and outreach to public and professionals
  • YRTC Aftercare Pilot Project Coordination