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Indian Health Service (IHS) IT Network Operations and Support Center (NOSC)

Manages the Indian Health Service (IHS) wide area network, which enables the effective use of electronic health records and ensures the secure exchange of electronic health information between healthcare providers in order to improve healthcare quality and efficiency. Provides internet access and network connectivity to over 400 federal, tribal, and urban healthcare facilities in the IHS Wide Area Network that serve American Indian and Alaska Native people across 35 states, as well as to healthcare partners, such as insurance providers, laboratory services, and pharmacies.

Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)

Funding

Funding to address substance use disorders (SUDs) and related issues. List may include programs with a primary purpose other than addressing SUDs.

Community Opioid Intervention Pilot Project (COIPP) Inactive

Supports efforts to address the opioid crisis in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities through locally designed prevention, treatment, recovery, and aftercare services for mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs). Aims to raise awareness and education of opioid interventions that are family-centered and culturally appropriate, create comprehensive community opioid support teams, and increase the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to meet treatment needs and reduce opioid overdose in AI/AN communities. Emphasizes approaches that promote cross-system collaboration and innovation, with a special focus on services for pregnant women and infants pre-exposed to opioids. COIPP is an initiative of IHS's Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Youth Regional Treatment Centers Aftercare Pilot Project (Youth Aftercare) Inactive

Helps American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth successfully transition back into the community after completing treatment at an IHS Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC). Provides culturally-adapted aftercare and case management services in order to prevent alcohol and substance use relapse and sustain AI/AN youth in their recovery process. YRTC is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Application Deadline: Nov 12, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Preventing Alcohol-Related Deaths Through Social Detoxification (PARD) Inactive

Expands access to social detoxification services for American Indian individuals impacted by alcohol use disorder (AUD) or substance use disorder (SUD) in the Navajo and Great Plains Areas. Supports programs that include three critical components of community-based social detoxification: evaluation, stabilization, and fostering readiness for treatment entry. PARD assists patients with daily living activities, coordinates with cultural services and traditional healing practices, and offers transportation for medical appointments with the goal of reducing the risk of physical harm and death during the detoxification process. PARD is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Application Deadline: Sep 18, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention (SASP) Inactive

Supports community-driven efforts to address substance use and suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations by providing evidence-based, culturally appropriate prevention and treatment resources and models. Funds proposals under one of four program purpose areas that focus on SASP goals, including: strengthening community and organizational needs assessment and strategic planning; suicide prevention and intervention; substance use prevention, treatment, and aftercare; and generation indigenous initiative support. SASP is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2015
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)

Information

IHS National Committee on Heroin Opioids and Pain Efforts (HOPE)

Collaborates with tribal stakeholders across the U.S. to address issues related to the treatment of chronic pain and the use of heroin and prescription opioids among tribal populations. Works to promote appropriate and effective pain management, reduce opioid overdose deaths, and improve access to culturally appropriate substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery services for American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Workgroup focus areas include prescriber support, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), harm reduction, perinatal substance abuse, program effectiveness metrics, technical assistance, and communications.

Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Indian Health Service (IHS) Behavioral Health Fact Sheet

Provides an overview of how Indian Health Service (IHS) is working to address behavioral health in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Describes behavioral issues affecting individuals and families, such as alcohol and substance abuse, mental health, suicide, domestic violence, and behavior-related chronic disease.

Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS)

Provides an overview of Indian Health Service's (IHS) Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS) which is responsible for developing and managing clinical services and public health programs for IHS that cover a wide range of services, including alcohol, substance abuse, and behavioral health programs. Serves as an advocate for Native American health issues at the national level. Sets policy and budget priorities for IHS Area Offices and health facilities. Offers technical support to local clinical and preventive health programs.

Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Indian Health Service (IHS) Opioid Use Disorder and Pain

Offers comprehensive information and resources on the use of prescription opioids, managing chronic pain, and opioid use disorder (OUD) for patients and providers, specifically for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and Indian Health Service (IHS) providers. Includes online tools, technical assistance resources, guides, and training for patients and providers on topics such as opioid crisis data, opioid prevention, COVID-19 response and opioids, proper pain management, opioid prescribing/stewardship, maternal health, syringe services programs, naloxone use, child health and wellness, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), tele-MAT, trauma informed care, best practices, wellness courts, and training opportunities. Resource is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Indian Health Service (IHS) Opioids and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Addressing the Opioid Crisis during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Outlines the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the opioid crisis in Native American and Alaskan Native families and communities across the U.S. Provides information, federal resources, programs, and services to address opioid misuse and opioid use disorder (OUD) for Native American and Alaskan Native populations during the COVID-19 crisis. Focuses on key issues and challenges, including treatment options for OUD; telehealth and remote services; prescribing requirements for buprenorphine; provider training and support; and the prevention of coronavirus transmission in high-risk environments.

Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)

Treatment & Services

IHS Youth Regional Treatment Centers (YRTC)

Twelve tribally and federally operated residential treatment facilities located across the U.S. to address substance use disorder (SUD) and/or co-occurring mental health disorders (COD) among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth and their families at no cost. Provides a range of education and culture-based prevention initiatives, evidence-based and practice-based models of treatment, family strengthening and recreational activities designed to help AI/AN youth overcome challenges related to mental health and substance use. Promotes holistic, culturally responsive care that integrates clinical services with traditional healing, spiritual values, and cultural identification in a substance-free residential environment to support AI/AN youth in achieving their treatment goals and leading healthy, resilient lives.

Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Behavioral Health (DBH) Mental Health Program

Provides comprehensive mental health services for American Indian and Alaska Native individuals and families. Offers community and clinical-based treatments and services, including mental health treatment and support for substance use disorders (SUD) and opioid use disorder (OUD).

Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)