Title V [PDF - 114 KB] The title establishes programs in urban areas making health services more accessible to urban AI/ANs.
IHM Chapter 19: The purpose of chapter 19 is to establish policy, procedures and responsibilities for the Urban Indian Health Program in the Indian Health Service (IHS). Under the authority of the Snyder Act of November 2, 1921 (25 United States Codes 13).
IHM Chapter 18: Chapter 18 establishes general policy, staff responsibilities, operating relationships, standards, and guidelines for the development of alcoholism/substance abuse treatment and prevention services supported or administered by Indian Health Service (IHS).
Report to Congress - New Needs Assessment of the Urban Indian Health Program and the Communities it Serves:[PDF - 183 KB] The Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) establishes numerous programs specifically created by Congress to address particular Indian health issues, including urban Indian health. Through the IHCIA, Congress “establish[ed] programs in urban centers to make health services more accessible to urban Indians.” This needs assessment, required by H. Rept. No. 111-180, p. 145, entitled, Needs Assessment of the Urban Indian Health Program and the Communities it Serves, provides estimates of the current health status and health care needs of the urban AI/AN populations residing in urban centers. IHS BLOG – (March 2016)