In May 2017, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that American Indian Health and Services (AIHS) has received NCQA Patient-Centered Home Level III Recognition.

As a member of CCUIH, we are proud of AIHS for receiving this recognition of their commitment to evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships from NCQA the second time.

The NCQA Patient-Centered Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care, and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the healthcare system.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from the NCQA for the second consecutive time,” said Scott Black, AIHS executive director.

“Recognition shows that American Indian Health & Services has a dedicated medical staff, state-of-the-art systems and resources to provide our patients with the right care, at the right time,” he said.

AIHS is a community healthcare center that provides medical, dental, pediatric and behavioral health services to all members of the community, both Native and non-Native. It was founded in 1994 as a Santa Barbara based nonprofit. AIHS serves some 7,000 patients from its location at 4141 State St.