Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos, Inc. (FSIP) is the primary resource to tribal communities in its consortium which includes Cochiti, Sandia, Jemez, Santa Ana, and Zia Pueblos, as well as the surrounding communities in Sandoval County, New Mexico. FSIP recognizes the serious opioid crisis impacting public health including social and economic welfare among New Mexico Native American Communities. Through the developed project "Tribal Opioid Response", FSIP will enhance its current programming to specifically address and implement services for opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. The majority of FSIP services are provided by tribal members and in such a manner that the value of tribal sovereignty, traditional culture, and community integrity are respected and preserved. FSIP is one of the oldest Native American non-profit organizations in New Mexico.
FSIP is well prepared to intervene in the opioid epidemic with a culturally appropriate client and tribal community focus, placing emphasis on prevention and working to enhance partnerships and community collaborations among stakeholders such as law enforcement, spiritual/religious institutions, community health centers, and social services providers. FSIP primary goal is to develop and provide opioid misuse prevention, treatment and recovery support services for the purposes of addressing the opioid abuse and overdose crisis within the tribal communities it serves. Specifically, FSIP will work to increase access to culturally appropriate services, use evidence-based treatment, including access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and work to reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities. In Tribal communities served, the target goal of FSIP is to serve 25% of the tribal community members in each tribe served annually. Additionally, through conducting the comprehensive strategic plan, strategies including community engagement and outreach will be identified to extend outreach efforts and engaging more tribal members into programming.