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In response to the needs of the growing urban Indian population, this report identifies the Indian Health Service (IHS)-funded urban Indian health programs, providing an overview of the program and the services offered. Data obtained from statistics collected by each health program provided the following information: 1) demographic users profile; 2) poverty density in each urbanized area; 3) leading causes of death for each program; 4) age distribution of users; 5) number of encounters at each program; 6) percent of Indian users by type of service at each urban program; 7) tribal affiliation of program users; and 8) the staffing requirements of each program along with current staffing assignments. This report provided Native Americans and their health care providers with an outreach and referral services directory. The Urban Indian Health Program was designed to bridge the special needs of the growing urban Indian population.

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American Indian Health Care Association (AIHCA), St