IHS Updates Regarding Health Care Programs at the American Indian Community House, Inc.
The Indian Health Service contract with the American Indian Community House ended on June 30, 2017.
A Request for Proposals seeking contractors that have the capability to provide mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment and case management services, recovery support, health promotion and disease prevention education activities and services, community outreach and referrals, as well as transportation services to urban Indians, will be posted soon. To be eligible, contractors must meet the definition of Urban Indian Organization in the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.
The following message is from the American Indian Community House in New York City:
If you are in need of referrals for services, please email or call AICH at (331) 901-0011, and call 911 if you are in an emergency situation.
If you need health or social services you can also refer to these available resources listed below, or call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you are in an emergency situation.
Support Services in NYC may be accessed by calling 311 and asking for Safe Horizons. Call their 24-hour hotline (llámenos para ayudarle) 1-800-621-HOPE (4673). If you are in immediate danger, call 911. If you need immediate help from a counselor please call one of their 24 hour Hotlines:
For domestic violence victims: 800-621-HOPE (4673)
For victims of crime and their families: 866-689-HELP (4357)
For rape & sexual assault victims: 212-227-3000
Mental Health and Substance use Services can be accessed by calling 1-888- NYC-WELL or visiting the website to get help with problems like stress, depression, anxiety or drug and alcohol misuse for yourself or someone you care for.
Also see list of resources [PDF - 134 KB].
At the Nashville Area Indian Health Service (IHS), our primary mission is to raise the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. In order to accomplish this objective, we work diligently to assure that comprehensive, culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people. The basis for these goals is rooted in our duty to uphold the Federal Government's obligation to promote healthy American Indian and Alaska Native people, communities and cultures and to honor and protect the inherent sovereign rights of tribes.
The Nashville Area is the most geographically and culturally diverse Area within IHS. This poses unique challenges to our staff and requires the use of creativity, flexibility, and understanding in accomplishing our mission.
Nashville Area Indian Health Service 2016 Annual Report [PDF - 7.3 MB]
Nashville Area's Office is proud to administer Project TransAm, a source of medical equipment available for reutilization to IHS and Tribes running IHS programs. In the last 10 Years, the program has distributed $33 Million worth of medical equipment and supplies to Tribes across the country from the US Department of Defense (DOD), Veterans Affairs (VA), and other federal sources. Visit the IHS Project TransAm web site to learn more and to view a list of equipment and supplies available for transfer.