Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition (NUIHC) has integrated traditional health-related
beliefs and values with modern medicine to address disease incidence, prevalence, and treatment
efficacy through culturally competent healthcare services since 1986. Governed by a seven member board of directors, of whom 86% are Native American, NUIHC provides behavioral and
medical healthcare in the urban centers of Omaha and Lincoln. Specifically, NUIHC provides
primary medical care, residential mental health and substance abuse treatment, HIV prevention
and management, STD and teen pregnancy prevention education, outpatient mental health and
substance abuse treatment, suicide awareness and prevention, youth substance abuse prevention,
Elder nutrition programming, and transportation for healthcare services. NUIHC has
successfully obtained and managed federal grants and contracts for more than 32 years.
Currently, NUIHC is the only urban Indian organization in Nebraska. NUIHC provides for the
maximum participation of all interested Indian groups and individuals, and our governing body is
capable of legally cooperating with other public and private entities to support activities of the 4-
in-1 grant requirements. NUIHC has a Title V IHCIA Contract with the Indian Health Service in
place as defined by 25 U.S.C. §§ 1653©-©, 1660a.
Nebraska Urban Indian Medical Center (NUIMC) is a comprehensive clinic located in Lincoln, NE
and provides many services under the HP/DP portion of the 4-in-1 grant program. These services
include tobacco cessation, cancer screenings, BMI screening as well all GPRA measures. NUIMC
has also been participating in the Nebraska Vaccines for Children program through our medical
clinic since 1995.
NUIHC’s behavioral health treatment program in Omaha is accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF accreditation signals NUIHC’s
commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the
community. Our policies and procedures are in compliance with CARF’s comprehensive set of
standards for quality to business and service delivery practices.
NUIHC provides alcohol/substance abuse treatment in a variety of settings, collectively known our
behavioral health program: residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and transitional living.
NUIHC’s residential treatment program provides AI/AN adult’s throughout out the Great Plains
Area access to treatment. The capacity for urban Indian health care consumers to benefit from
mental health treatment is linked to the fact that NUIHC continues to have the only urban Indian
behavioral health residential program in the Great Plains Area.