Urban Indian Health News

San Diego American Indian Youth Center: Strengthening Cultural Identify and Guiding Youth to their Full Potential

By Jacie Scott The San Diego American Indian Youth Center (SDAIYC) is one of the many successful Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act. Part of San Diego’s American Indian Health Center, the SDAIYC is an urban youth clinic serving primarily American Indian and Alaska Native youth between the […]

Amid Clinic Closures, One Health Care Center Keeps Expanding

By David Gorn, California Healthline Sacramento Bureau Carmela Castellano-Garcia has watched the rise and fall of community clinics in California for many years, and she said she’s never seen anything like it. “We have seen 12 clinics close in the past 18 months,” she said. “That is just unprecedented in the time I’ve been doing […]

American Indian Clinic Struggles with Cutbacks

  DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO — A downtown San Diego clinic is struggling after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wiped out a $6.4 million program for community clinics serving American Indians in urban areas. The San Diego American Indian Health Center has laid off 10 people, a third of its staff, and has been forced to close Wednesdays […]