Editorial: mental health needs assessments performed by four urban American Indian organizations
Authors: Novins DK
Publication Year: 1999
Last Updated: 2016-02-11 14:36:03
Journal: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
Keywords: Health Care Evaluation Mechanisms, Health Services Needs and Demands, Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation, Mental Health Services, mental health, urban indians, culturally appropriate, culturally sensitive
This special issue of American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research presents a series of papers which describe the results of mental health needs assessments performed by four urban American Indian organizations.
In 1991, the Indian Health Service funded a nationwide initiative with the goal of determining the need for culturally appropriate mental health services among American Indian people residing in urban areas. In the author's opinion, the assessment method used in this initiative is a valuable, fresh approach that is a significant change from flawed attempts to make these assessments in the past
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