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Sacramento Urban Health Center Achieves Accreditation

by Sherriann Moore, Office of Urban Indian Health Programs, Indian Health Service

I’m pleased to announce that the Sacramento Native American Health Center Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving , Inc. (SNAHC) was recently accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving  (AAAHC) and also received Patient Centered Health Home Certification. This center is one of 42 non-profit programs nationwide that make up the IHS Urban Indian Health Programs family.

AAAHC and similar accrediting organizations evaluate ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, endoscopy centers, large medical and dental practices, student health centers, military health care clinics, and other kinds of health care facilities.

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by AAAHC undergo extensive self-assessment and a thorough on-site evaluation by experienced physicians, nurses, and health administrators. The evaluation is consultative and educational, focusing on best practices to help improve care and services.

The Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) Federally Qualified Health Center, located in midtown Sacramento. The health center is committed to enhancing quality of life by providing a culturally competent, holistic, and patient centered continuum of care.

Accreditation is an important part of improving quality for Urban Indian health programs and good for patients because demonstrates a commitment to patient safety and quality health care. 

Learn more about the IHS Urban Indian Health Program.

Sherriann Moore, an enrolled member of the Rosebud "Sicangu" Lakota Tribe in South Dakota, is the Acting Director of the Office of Urban Indian Health Programs. The IHS Office of Urban Indian Health Program supports contracts and grants to programs funded under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.

Sherriann Moore, Office of Urban Indian Health Programs, Indian Health Service