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Kima:w Medical Center imageThe mission of the Indian Health Program (IHP) is to improve the health status of American Indians living in urban, rural, and reservation or rancheria​ communities throughout California. Health services for American Indians are based on a special historical legal responsibility identified in treaties with the U.S. government. California voluntarily accepted this responsibility by adopting Public Law (P.L.) 83-280 in 1954, which allowed for State jurisdiction of Indian affairs. The legislative authority for the program is Health and Safety (H&S) Code, Sections 124575 – 124595 and Title XVII Chapter 3.1, ​Section 1500-1541. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Upcoming Events: DHCS would like to highlight that these meetings are intended to allow Tribal and Indian health programs representatives a forum to provide feedback on elements of DHCS initiatives with specific impact to Tribes, Indian health programs, and American Indian Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
    Request for Application (RFA) for the Indian Health Program (IHP) Grant Program
    Tribal Engagement Plan
    IHP Authority and Activities
    IHP Contact Information
    CalAIM Waiver Materials
    Last modified date: 12/1/2022 2:09 PM