Office of Public Health (OPH)
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.
- Behavioral Health
The behavioral health section provides resources, on-demand training, and information to support patients with their mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs.
- Contact Information - OPH Staff
A staff listing and job functions performed in the Office of Public Helath.
- Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)
The Indian Health Service (IHS) has developed a set of GPRA performance indicators with annual and long-term goals to measure the progress of the agency in improving the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Visit this section for more information on our Resources page.
An Introduction to GPRA for Providers and Clinic Staff - Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) (PDF)
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
The following areas will provide you with information on the specifics of HIPAA and how your facility can comply with the requirements of this law.
- Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program
Working with Tribal and Urban healthcare programs, the Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program coordinates services that enhance preventive health approaches. Find Resources and FAQs about the program.
This site has been developed for tribal and urban program health professionals to provide information about vaccine preventable diseases, the benefits of immunizations, the risk of disease verses the benefit of immunizations, and other educational resources and materials.
- Improving Patient Care
This site has been developed for tribal and urban program health professionals to help improve the qulity of and access to care.
This nursing section of the website is for advancing and strengthening the role, function and development of the nursing service administration within the California tribal and urban health care delivery settings.