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.
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
Novins DK. Editorial: mental health needs assessments performed by four urban American Indian organizations. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research Monograph Series. 8(3): vi-iv. 1999