Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) are facilities which provide high-quality, affordable, and culturally appropriate treatment to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations who do not live on or near a tribal reservation. Administered through Indian Health Services and funded through Title V, UIOs have been a public health resource since Congress created them in 1992. These services are especially important in Montana, which has the fourth-highest American Indian and Alaska Native population in the country. Five of Montana’s Urban Indian Organizations are MPCA members.
The goals of UIOs:
- To assure highest possible health status for American Indian and Alaska Native populations;
- To provide primary care clinics and outreach services to underserved Urban Indian populations; and
- To provide culturally acceptable, accessible, and affordable health services.
Learn more about Urban Indian Organizations here.