California Legislation Tracker

CCUIH tracks California legislation that impacts Urban Indian health by providing a short summary and action updates. Check it out to learn more about legislation that effects your community.

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.

Our Community

Check out CCUIH's "Our Community" page to learn more about Urban Indians in California, Urban Indian health care, and the populations that our member clinics serve.

News

Featured Intern: Jennifer Smith

This week we feature Jennifer Smith, one of two phenomenal Data Support Interns for the GONA Research Project. The GONA Research Project, lead by One Fire Associates, is a cross-site evaluation of Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) youth activities that are facilitated by our member clinics. Read her bio below: It’s been an honor to […]

Congressman Valadao introduces IHS Health Professions Tax Fairness Act of 2015

Today Congressman Valadao introduced H.R. 1842 The Indian Health Service Health Professions Tax Fairness Act of 2015, which amends the tax code to provide healthcare professionals who receive student loan repayments from the Indian Health Service the same tax free status enjoyed by the National Health Service Corps. H.R. 1842 would help recruit and retain health […]

Britta Guerrero recognized in Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business”

The “Women Who Mean Business” program through the Sacramento Business Journal, recognizes Britta Guerrero, Chief Executive Officer of  Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc (SNAHC) and Vice-Chair of CCUIH. The Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business program honors women prominent in a variety of private industries, government positions and community organizations, for their professional achievements, leadership and entrepreneurial skills, […]

Featured Intern: Carolyn Kraus

This week we feature Carolyn Kraus, our Data Analyst Intern for the GONA Research Project. The GONA Research Project, lead by One Fire Associates, is a cross-site evaluation of Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) youth activities that are facilitated by our member clinics. Carolyn is completing a longitudinal analysis on the effectiveness of the GONA. The […]

Featured Intern: Karen Baw Vang

This week we feature Karen Baw Vang, our Research Assistant Intern for the Traditions of Health Project. CCUIH’s Traditions of Health Project advances the cultural revitalization efforts of our Urban Indian Health Organizations through policy reform and sustainability planning for American Indian Traditional and cultural practices. Karen’s  academic background and drive is invaluable to this project, which she […]

Featured Intern: Sarah Biscarra-Dilley

CCUIH currently works with six outstanding interns on projects ranging from legislative tracking to art & design. Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring each of our interns on our website. This week we feature Sarah Biscarra-Dilley. Sarah has been working with CCUIH since late 2013, as our Design Intern. Her tremendous contributions to CCUIH’s […]

Featured Intern: Amanda Whitecrane, Policy and Legislation Intern

CCUIH currently works with six outstanding interns on projects ranging from legislative tracking to art & design. Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring each of our interns on our website. The first is Amanda Whitecrane, our Policy and Legislation Intern, who we can thank for her diligent work on the California Legislation Tracker. Amanda is also helping […]

Updated: American Indian and Alaska Native Tax Penalty Exemption

As you know, individuals must have health coverage or pay a tax penalty, known as the “shared responsibility payment.” American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) may qualify for an exemption to this tax penalty. Qualified AIAN individuals are members of federally recognized tribes (including Alaska Native shareholders) and/or AIAN individuals who are eligible to receive services from […]

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