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IHS Awards $7.5 Million to Urban Indian Organizations through the 4-in-1 Grant Opportunity

The Indian Health Service Office of Urban Indian Health Programs has awarded grants totaling more than $7.5 million to 30 urban Indian organizations across the country. These grants will make health care services more accessible for American Indians and Alaska Natives residing in urban areas and will support operations at urban health care facilities.

The 4-in-1 grant provides funding to urban Indian organizations to ensure the highest possible health status for urban Indians. Funding will be used to support four health program areas: health promotion and disease prevention services; immunization services; alcohol and substance abuse related services; and mental health services. These programs are integral components of the IHS health care delivery system and the grant funding will benefit thousands of urban Indian patients.

“The 4-in-1 grant program underscores IHS’ commitment to provide quality health care for urban Indians,” said IHS Principal Deputy Director Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee. “We are excited to address the health needs of urban Indians across the nation by partnering with urban Indian organizations to provide access to comprehensive and culturally appropriate health care services.”

The IHS Office of Urban Indian Health Programs was established in 1976 to make health care services more accessible to urban Indians. IHS enters into limited, competing contracts and grants with 41 urban Indian nonprofit organizations to provide health care and referral services for urban Indians throughout the United States. Urban Indian organizations define their services based upon the service population, health status, and documented unmet needs of the urban Indian communities they serve. Urban Indian organizations provide health care services for urban Indians who do not have access to the resources offered through IHS or tribally operated health care facilities because they do not live on or near a reservation. For additional information about the Office of Urban Indian Health Programs, visit .

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The following urban Indian organizations received funding:

Grantee Name City State Amount
Native Americans for Community Action Flagstaff AZ $177,127
Native American Community Health Center Phoenix AZ $483,136
American Indian Association of Tucson Tucson AZ $229,416
Bakersfield American Indian Health Project Bakersfield CA $168,469
Fresno American Indian Health Project Fresno CA $167,407
United American Indian Involvement Los Angeles CA $472,513
Native American Health Center Oakland CA $322,992
Sacramento Native American Health Center Sacramento CA $230,089
San Diego American Indian Health Center San Diego CA $213,417
Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley San Jose CA $221,668
American Indian Health & Services Santa Barbara CA $183,892
Denver Indian Health and Family Services Denver CO $199,591
American Indian Health Service of Chicago Chicago IL $231,195
Hunter Health Wichita KS $186,057
American Indian Health & Family Services of SE MI Detroit MI $225,756
Native American Development Corporation Billings MT $200,000
Indian Family Health Clinic Great Falls MT $202,550
Helena Indian Alliance Helena MT $164,373
Missoula Urban Indian Health Center Missoula MT $179,731
Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition Omaha NE $213,034
First Nations Community HealthSource Albuquerque NM $257,932
Nevada Urban Indians Reno NV $211,492
New York Indian Council Long Island City NY $200,000
Native American Rehabilitation Association Portland OR $295,112
South Dakota Urban Indian Health Sioux Falls SD $249,360
Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas Dallas TX $255,908
Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake Salt Lake City UT $229,455
Seattle Indian Health Board Seattle WA $645,595
The NATIVE Project Spokane WA $306,668
Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center Milwaukee WI $205,845