The goal of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response and Vaccine Implementation Planning in UIOs is to develop the capacity of Urban Indian Organizations in COVID-19 preparedness, response and vaccine dissemination. Through COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Urban Indian Health Programs, NCUIH will work closely with up to 41 Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) to address public health priorities related to COVID-19 by supporting UIO public health emergency response and vaccine implementation planning.
As part of this work, NCUIH aims to provide support to member organizations to promote sustainable systematic improvements in emergency preparedness/response and vaccine planning, progressing towards a culture of safety. Members provide a spectrum of primarily outpatient services including full ambulatory services (medical, dental, behavioral health, etc.), limited ambulatory (limited hours), outreach and referral services only, and residential treatment centers.