NATIVE HEALTH, Inc.– Urban Indian Health Provider in Phoenix, Arizona was founded as a grass roots organization through community activism to address disparities in health among American Indians. The agency will apply for programmatic support for the Alcohol/Substance Abuse (ASA) Program, Mental Health Program, Immunization Program, and the Community Health & Wellness Program formerly the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program. Through the ASA program the agency will provide education, intervention, and outpatient treatment services to reduce and/or prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Focusing on community-based treatment and education, Intensive Outpatient Treatment, alternative detoxification therapies, and aftercare the agency will target 1,000 adults. Mental health initiatives will focus on providing services to 8,000 AIAN youth and adults aged 6 and up. Services will include therapeutic counseling, adult domestic violence offender group treatment, and integration of holistic therapeutic regiments that lean toward traditional AIAN practices. Outcomes from the behavioral health program services include increase quality of life and resilience connected to personal growth and mental well-being.
The NATIVE HEALTH Immunization Program will align with the Healthy People 2020 goal to increase immunization rates and reduce preventable infectious diseases. The agency will focus on achieving a 70% vaccine coverage rate among children zero to 60 months; Achieve a 70% coverage rate among adolescents 13-17 in Tdap, Meningococcal, and HPV; and to protect adults and communities from influenza and pneumonia.
The NATIVE HEALTH Community Health and Wellness Department proposes three levels of primary public health interventions that address urban AIAN health concerns: preventing overweight/obesity; Tobacco/E-cigarette cessation education; and lack of healthy food in urban settings. Activities conducted in the NATIVE HEALTH Community Garden and food preparation demonstrations via the Cooking Matters Curriculum and education provided by the program staff the agency will increase access to and knowledge of healthy foods and food preparation. The ASH-Line partnership will increase access to prevention education for tobacco cessation while providing referral services.