Strengthening the Organizations that Strengthen Our Communities

Strengthening the Organizations that Strengthen Our Communities

Strengthening the Organizations that Strengthen Our Communities

Who We Are

CCUIH is the statewide organization serving Urban Indian communities across California. We support health, wellness, and access to culturally centered services and programming by providing advocacy, expertise, and resources.

About CCUIH

About Urban Indians

We serve

100%

of UIHP in California.

We represent

1/3

of all UIHP in the nation.

What We Do

Policy Advocacy

CCUIH monitors legislation and policy regarding local, state, and federal health care initiatives to ensure that Urban Indians are included in planning efforts to increase health care access and reduce health disparities of marginalized groups.

Community Initiatives 

CCUIH is dedicated to increasing visibility of Urban Indians, not only to bring knowledge of Urban Indian issues to the general public to build a sense of belonging for Urban Indians through reflections of self and community in the healthcare setting.

Research & Evaluation

CCUIH conducts ethical research with Urban Indians living in California and building the evidence base for effective, community-defined approaches to wellness.

Training & Technical Assistance

CCUIH provides facilitation of culturally centered training and technical assistance seminars for consortium members and systems partners.

Increasing Visibility

CCUIH’s work assures that Urban Indians are not overlooked in planning efforts to address health care access and health disparities of minority groups and positions the Urban Indian population as an important constituent in addressing community health in underserved populations. We increase visibility for American Indian communities in California and for Native health issues.

Leading Community Engagement

CCUIH leads community-driven Urban Indian public awareness campaigns. CCUIH also leads American Indian patient engagement strategies including Patient Advisory Councils, Trauma-Informed Health Systems, and Traditional Indian Programming

Creating Systems Change

CCUIH produces culturally specific programming and services that effect change in health systems aimed at reducing American Indian health disparities. We promote the integration of culturally adapted systems and approaches that provide high quality care and access

Our Guiding Principles

What Makes Our Approach Important

Words From Our Executive Director

People often ask us, “What is different about an Indian health clinic?” or “What does culturally competent health care mean?” While there is not an Indian way to give a vaccination or no Indian way to put on a blood pressure cuff, there is a Native perspective toward wellness and healing—and the knowledge that culture is prevention. It is from that perspective that you see the strength of Indian Health Programs. And it is from that lens that you see the value of culturally centered healthcare delivery to American Indians.

Jyl Marden, Executive Director of CCUIH

Policy Advocacy

CCUIH is a statewide leader on Urban Indian health information and related policy decisions. CCUIH monitors legislation and policy regarding local, state, and federal health care initiatives to ensure that Urban Indians are included in planning efforts to increase health care access and reduce health disparities of marginalized groups. CCUIH participates in Indian Consultation, and distributes policy briefs and position statements on relevant Urban Indian issues.

Programs & Projects

CCUIH engages in a diverse range of projects and public awareness campaigns aimed at optimizing health care delivery at Urban Indian clinics and raising consciousness surrounding health issues affecting Urban Indian communities. Visit our Programs and Projects page to read about our work.

Research & Evaluation

CCUIH is committed to elevating culturally grounded research with Urban Indians living in California and building the evidence base for effective, community-defined approaches to wellness. CCUIH works to foster collaboration between our Urban Indian Health Programs, statewide partnerships and community members to implement high quality, community based research and evaluation projects.

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