About the Project
The California Consortium for Urban Indian Health’s Traditions of Health project aims to improve the integration of behavioral health and primary care for Urban Indians by advancing the cultural revitalization efforts of Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIHO) in California.
This project convened key stakeholders to advance policy reform and sustainability planning, and worked to develop culturally specific, integrated systems of wellness for Urban Indians.
CCUIH developed the Culturally Relevant Integration Model to empower UIHOs to return to integrated wellness practices. This model is the result of one year of planning, informed by our Traditional Health Taskforce, Behavioral Health Peer Network, and Traditional Healers Advisory Committee along with key stakeholder interviews.
The Culturally Relevant Integration Model is a tool that UIHOs can use to implement integration approaches to address the organizational changes required to meet the holistic needs of the people they serve. This model is designed to strengthen the use of American Indian cultural practices within systems of care to increase access to traditional knowledge and to ensure that wellness practices remain community-centered and culturally relevant through this time of healthcare reform and for generations to come.
Click the image to view the Culturally Relevant Integration Model.
CCUIH created a two part Prezi presentation about Traditions of Health. To watch: press the center button to load, and then the play button in the left hand corner so that the presentations can play in their entirety.