American Indian Health and Family Services (AIHFS) is a designated Urban Indian Health Organization in the Bemidji Area, located in Detroit Michigan. AIHFS utilizes the 4-in-1 Grant Program to provide extensive, culturally competent health care services to the Urban Indian population.
AIHFS utilizes 4-in-1 grant funding to provide services addressing the designated four health components: (1) Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Services, (2) Immunization Services, (3) Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, and (4) Mental Health Services. Programming focuses on providing specialized care in each respective area while utilizing an integrative care modality that provides comprehensive health care.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Services:
This health care domain is highlighted by our efforts to identify and engage individuals who chronic diseases commonly experienced within the AI/AN population, including Diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. The project is designed to engage patients who have been previously diagnosed with these conditions but have not been actively following through with their continued care needs and to identify new patients with previously unknown existing conditions and develop a mitigative plan of care to address the respective condition.
This health care domain is highlighted by work plans to increase the immunization rate for Hepatitis B which of which there has been a substantial increase in the infection rate in our local community. Immunization programming will also focus on protecting individuals from seasonal influenza, preventable pneumonia and COVID-19 and related variants.
Mental Health Services
Programming focuses on improved levels of overall functioning and life balance with work plans directly supporting integrative care services. This health domain focuses on quality screening and assessment, utilizing to ensure that the plan of care and treatment modalities used are individualized to the needs of the participant.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Programming in this health domain is focused on prevention, reducing relapse, and providing access to cultural services. Access to cultural services is a crucial part of both prevention and treatment, incorporating the known value and benefit of Traditional Healing, Medicines, and Ceremony in conjunction with Western Medicine. Work plan goals and objectives for all noted health services are directly connected to evaluative components, which ensures that intended outcomes are being met and necessary adjustments can be made as necessary to achieve the intended outcomes.