The American Indian/Alaska Native Initiatives is located in the Division of Family Health & Preparedness, Director's Office at the Highland Drive Building, Salt Lake City, UT. It is staffed by the Indian Health Liaison ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or 801-273-6644. The mission of the initiative is to raise the health status of Utah's American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population to that of Utah's general population.
We can accomplish this through the following:
- Develop strategies and policy to achieve the established health priority of improving Indian Health in Utah,
- Facilitate working relationships between the Utah Department of Health (UDOH), Tribal health programs, local health departments, other state agencies and private provider sectors,
Work with state, tribal and federal agencies on policy reform,
- Provide education, training and technical assistance to those tribes and UDOH divisions and programs, who request it,
Assure the availability of UDOH programs for Indian citizens on or off the reservation,
- Active facilitation and involvement with the Utah Indian Health Advisory Board (UIHAB), and facilitate the consultation process.