American Indian Infant Health Initiative (AIIHI)

American Indian Infant Health Initiative (AIIHI) LogoThe Indian Health Program (IHP) administers the AIIHI program, which provides extensive home visiting/case management services to high-risk Indian families.


The AIIHI is modeled after the "Healthy Families America" program, which offers home visitation to provide basic health care information for high-risk or potentially at-risk families with young children under age 5.  This service also connects families with available resources in the American Indian communities such as WIC, parenting classes, child safety classes, basic health care information as well as other social services.  Families receive visits from American Indian paraprofessionals or Public Health Nurses who can offer health information about a variety of topics in the privacy of their own home.

For additional information regarding the American Indian Infant Health Initiative home visitation program, please call Patricia Lavalas-Howe at (916) 650-6579.  You may send a Fax to (916) 449-5777 or contact the office by mail at:

Patricia Lavalas-Howe, Nurse Consultant
Indian Health Program
Primary and Rural Health Division
California Department of Health Care Services
1500 Capitol Avenue
Suite 72-338, MS 8502
P.O. Box 997413
Sacramento, CA 95899-7413

Last modified date: 2/27/2017 11:54 AM