Urban Indian Health News

Governor Signs CA State Budget; Eliminates Healthy Families Program

By Sue Dormanen. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new budget for California late Wednesday, June 27, that relies heavily on voters approving his proposed tax hikes in November, Associated Press reports. The Budget eliminates the Healthy Families Program, transferring beneficiaries to Medi‐Cal over a 12‐month period beginning in January 2013. Overall, the plan cuts more […]

Broader Health Law Exemption for Native Americans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday broadened an exemption for American Indians from the new health care law’s requirement that virtually every U.S. resident has health insurance starting next year. New rules clarify that people who are eligible to receive medical care through the federal Indian Health Service will be exempt from […]

San Diego American Indian Youth Center: Strengthening Cultural Identify and Guiding Youth to their Full Potential

By Jacie Scott The San Diego American Indian Youth Center (SDAIYC) is one of the many successful Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act. Part of San Diego’s American Indian Health Center, the SDAIYC is an urban youth clinic serving primarily American Indian and Alaska Native youth between the […]