The National Council of Urban Indian Health has recognized NAC during the 2022 Urban Indian Awards.
From the most recent NCUIH press release:
The Urban Indian Organization Innovation Award was awarded to Native American Connections for its innovative approaches in navigating the complex and changing health care environment in Indian Country. This UIO embodies the award and has provided greatly beneficial healthcare practices to their communities. For over 50 years, this organization has been improving the lives of individuals and families through Native American culturally appropriate behavioral health, affordable housing, and community development services. Recently, Native American Connections established a new primary care program by implementing an Integrated Clinic to provide comprehensive primary care visits to supplement existing behavioral health and housing services. When the pandemic hit, the staff at the clinic quickly pivoted, providing COVID vaccines and testing, all while keeping open its residential and congregate care sites (homeless housing and shelters) so that they didn't have to turn anyone away. As a trusted medical provider, Native American Connections was able to eliminate barriers to healthcare during the pandemic – something we all strive to do each day. We all look forward to watching them facilitate further safety and care for their clients, staff, and residents into the next 50 years.
Many thanks to the National Council of Urban Indian Health for their recognition at the 2022 Urban Indian Awards!