Indian Health Board of Minneapolis, Inc. (IHB) is a full service medical, dental and mental health community health center, established in November 1971 to serve the urban American Indian population in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN. IHB provides primary care health services with its family medicine, pediatric providers and Moderate Complexity Lab. This underscores our commitment to care for families across the generations. IHB’s personalized and collaborative approach to health care is supported by the best scientific medical knowledge. Our Counseling & Support (C&S) Clinic provides professional therapeutic services including individual, family, and group psychotherapy, and psychological assessments. C&S also provides support groups and social work services, including referrals for housing, shelter, and other community-based services. In addition, we provide comprehensive health programs, educational classes and resources focused on healthy lifestyle choices, preventative and management care.
Our services are focused on American Indian because they experience some of the greatest health disparities. Many of our clients reside in the Phillips and the surrounding neighborhoods of Whitter, Powderhorn, and Central. However, IHB’s target population is the urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) community of Minneapolis and other underserved populations expands our service area in concentric circles from our central location to surrounding neighborhoods and census tracts. The entire Phillips community is a federally designated Medically Underserved Area, as are many of the census tracts bordering the neighborhood (Whitter, Powderhorn, and Central). In addition, poverty rates for children under 18 in Minnesota are four times as high for American Indian children as for white children and rates of insurance are lower according to a 2014 Minnesota Department of Health report to the Minnesota Legislature.
4-in-1 grant funds allow IHB to pay for nurses, medical assistants, Licensed Psychologists, and other staff to meet 4-in-1 goals of immunizing patients, preventing disease by providing necessary cancer screening, treating substance abuse, and alleviating mental health problems of American Indians in our community. Other funding sources include Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Project, American Cancer Society AIAN Breast Health Equity, Minnesota Department of Health, United Way, and other foundations.