American Indian/Alaska Native Health and Family Services

Raising the health status of Utah's American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population
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What We Do

  • Develop strategies and policy to achieve the established health priority of improving Indian Health in Utah.
  • Facilitate working relationships between the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, tribal health programs, local health departments, other state agencies, and private provider sectors.
  • Work with state, tribal and federal agencies on policy reform.
  • Provide education, training and technical assistance to those tribes and UDOH divisions and programs, who request it
  • Assure the availability of state health programs for Indian citizens on or off the reservation,
  • Active facilitation and involvement with the Utah Indian Health Advisory Board (UIHAB), and facilitate the consultation process

Contact us:

Ozzy Escarate, director

Jeremy Taylor, Indian health liaison/health policy consultant

Alex Merrill, epidemiologist