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Seattle Indian Health Board

Grantee Information

Seattle Indian Health Board
P.O. Box 3364
Seattle, WA 98114-3364
206-324-9360 (Phone)
206-812-3044 (Fax)
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The mission of the Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) is to assist American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) achieve the highest possible physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being through the provision of culturally appropriate services and to advocate for the needs of all Indian people, especially the most vulnerable members of the AI/AN community.

Grant Project Information

National Umbrella Cooperative Agreement Program
$300,000
Crystal Tetrick
206-812-3036
crystalt@uihi.org

Abstract

The purpose of the SIHB's NUCA project is to improve the health outcomes of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations living in the urban area, specifically the outcomes related to cardiovascular disease and depression, which have been identified as two of the most immediate health risks to AI/AN urban communities. To this end, this project will encourage Urban Indian Health Organizations (UIHO) to collaborate, develop and adopt best practices with regards to these health risks. It will conduct surveys, literature reviews and key informant interviews to identify best practices, develop fact sheets and best practices manuals, host webinars and provide technical assistance to UIHOs. Intended outcomes include increased capacity of UIHOs to implement interventions and, ultimately, improved health outcomes for urban AI/AN individuals.

In order to determine if such outcomes are reached, the project will use tools, such as community survey and self-assessment tools to collect data on a range of performance measures, including the number of trainings provided by UIHO, the number of individuals participating in UIHO trainings and the feedback from the training participants.

Objectives

  • Increased awareness, education, and outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health and health disparities problems
  • Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
  • Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)

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