Reports & Publications

Reports & Publications

CCUIH is committed to elevating the voices of Urban American Indian and Alaska Native communities in California by increasing visibility through the power of data and storytelling. In the course of our work with urban AIAN communities, we have developed critical partnerships to produce original research, vibrant community reports and organizational document preparation services for our members and the communities we serve across California. See below for examples of reports and publications that our team has worked on, exploring topics related to community health access, data quality, health disparities for Urban AIANs and more.

2020

A Data Profile On American Indians and Alaska Natives in California

An examination of data sources that pertain to American Indians & Alaska Natives, their shortcomings, and potential solutions to improve their usability by Native-serving organizations.

Prepared for the State of California Department of Health Care Services Epidemiological Workgroup

2018

OSHPD Comparative Community Report

A comparative examination of the Santa Barbara Urban Indian Health Program, American Indian Health & Services, and their performance in various Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) metrics, viewed alongside other local health programs.

2020

Community Wellness Report 2020

This Community Wellness Report examines the health and wellness of the American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) communities of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The purpose of this report is to identify and prioritize the AIAN mental, emotional, cultural, spiritual and social service needs, as well as strengths that impact the overall wellness of the community.

Prepared for: American Indian Health & Services

2020

Community Wellness Report 2020: Executive Summary

The executive summary of the Community Wellness Report 2020 prepared for American Indian Health & Services in Santa Barbara.

Prepared for: American Indian Health & Services

Addressing the Opioid Crisis in American Indian & Alaska Native Communities in California: A Statewide Needs Assessment

A collaborative research team comprised of American Indian and Alaska Native researchers, urban Indian agency partners, Tribal entities, and students and staff from the University of Southern California (USC) conducted research from March – November 2018 with Tribal and urban populations throughout the state of California culminating in Addressing the Opioid Crisis in American Indian & Alaska Native Communities in California: A Statewide Needs Assessment. This report recognizes the need to address the opioid overdose crisis in AIAN communities in California and aims to identify gaps in prevention, treatment, and recovery services (including medication-assisted treatment, or MAT) targeted to these communities.

Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives Experiencing Homelessness in California: Strategies for Addressing Housing Insecurities and Substance Use Disorder

As an extension of the broader statewide needs assessment report, this study specifically focused on urban American Indian and Alaska Natives (AIAN) experiencing homelessness to access to substance use treatment. The USC research team collaborated with partners from AIAN community-based organizations to conduct interviews with AIAN individuals experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento, and San Diego. The results and recommendations are available in this comprehensive community report.

Tribal Response to the Opioid Epidemic in California: A Community Report

USC was tasked with evaluating the efforts of five Tribal medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs in California. These five programs, which serve American Indian and Alaska Natives (AIAN), are using Tribal MAT funding to increase accessibility and use of MAT services with the larger goal of reducing opioid overdose deaths. The scope of work for each program is unique based on what type of services each program could offer. This report outlines the progress of these five programs.

Executive Summary: Addressing the Opioid Crisis in American Indian & Alaska Native Communities in California: A Statewide Needs Assessment

A collaborative research team comprised of American Indian and Alaska Native researchers, urban Indian agency partners, Tribal entities, and students and staff from the University of Southern California (USC) conducted research from March – November 2018 with Tribal and urban populations throughout the state of California culminating in Addressing the Opioid Crisis in American Indian & Alaska Native Communities in California: A Statewide Needs Assessment. This report recognizes the need to address the opioid overdose crisis in AIAN communities in California and aims to identify gaps in prevention, treatment, and recovery services (including medication-assisted treatment, or MAT) targeted to these communities.