CCUIH's New Website

Welcome to CCUIH's new website! We hope that our new features will be a useful resource for our member clinics and others interested in Urban Indian Health in California. It remains a work in progress, so be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to receive notifications about updates.

Covered California

American Indians have special protections and provisions under Covered California, California's new health insurance marketplace. Visit CCUIH's Covered California page to learn more about unique American Indian protections and provisions under Covered California.

State and Federal Legislative Tracker

Check out CCUIH's Federal Legislative Tracker and California Legislative Tracker to learn more about current legislation that can affect Urban Indian Health.


California Continuing Medical Education Best Practices & GPRA Measures Conference

CCUIH encourages our members clinics’ staff to attend the California Continuing Medical Education Best Practices & GPRA Measures Conference, scheduled for May 19-21. There will be sessions on cultural awareness and trauma-informed care, the patient centered medical home, osteoporosis, clinical documentation improvement, injury prevention, meaningful use, polypharmacy, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and much more. CCUIH staff and […]

SDAIHC to provide Prevention and Early Intervention Behavioral Health Services

    CCUIH’s member clinic, San Diego American Indian Health Center will receive funding for prevention and early intervention programs for Urban Indians in San Diego County. Prevention and early intervention programs have been instrumental in allowing Indian health organizations to use cultural practices. Read the following article, “Supervisors approve behavioral health contracts,” for more […]

Application for AIAN Exemption Now Available

Starting in 2014, individuals must have health coverage or pay a tax penalty, known as the “individual shared responsibility payment.” Many American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) can apply for an exemption to this tax penalty. To qualify for an exemption, individuals will need to complete an application. The application for individuals who receive an […]

Update: CCUIH Vice-Chair wins Sacramento Women’s Leadership Award

The California Consortium for Urban Indian Health is pleased to announce that our Vice-Chair, Britta Guerrero (San Carlos Apache), has won the Sacramento County’s Leader of Tomorrow Award. Her award was announced at the Women’s Appreciation Awards Ceremony, which recognized strong women leaders who have made a difference in the Sacramento community, hosted by Congresswomen Matsui, […]

Providing for the Health of Urban American Indians

In December, the Seattle City Council voted to make a difference in the lives of our city’s urban Indians. Specifically, the council voted to allow the Seattle Indian Health Board to purchase and rehabilitate Leschi Center, where the board has operated a full-service health and wellness clinic for 25 years. This is an opportunity for the Health […]

Covering Californians Before They Fall Through the Cracks

By George White and Adriana Godoy Leiss With more health coverage opportunities on the horizon, The California Wellness Foundation grantees are canvassing neighborhoods, staging health fairs and helping their communities navigate the uncharted territory of the Affordable Care Act. For several weeks before and after the Oct. 1,  2013, open enrollment launch date for Covered […]

Bill to Fix Inconsistencies in Federal Health Programs’ Definition of “Indian”

WASHINGTON – Unless the definition of Indian in the Affordable Care Act is changed, many American Indians and Alaska Natives will not be eligible for the special protections and benefits intended for them in the law. These benefits include cost-sharing and monthly enrollment benefits. The “Definitions of Indian” in the Affordable Care Act are not consistent […]

Navigators help get Native Americans Insurance

Insurance enrollment helpers are encouraging Native Americans to sign up for coverage under the nation’s newhealth care law, saying it will help them better access X-rays, mammograms, prescription drugs, and trips to specialists not covered under Indian Health Service. American Indians are exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that people carry insurance, but the law opens up resources […]

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