Our Mission

 

MUIHC is committed to providing sustainable healthy lives for our Native people and the surrounding community through culturally-based, holistic care. 

 

Our History

MUIHC is one of 41 Urban Indian Health Programs (UIHP) located throughout the United States and has been incorporated as a non-profit 501 (c)(3) community-based organization since 1970, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected by the American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) community. Originally known as Qua-Qui, the founders of this organization saw a need for those Native Americans who have left their reservation to seek a better way of life through higher education and/or employment to have a place to come together as Indian people to practice and preserve their culture. This need still exists today and MUIHC continues to provide support to our urban Indian community to assist in the transition from reservation life into mainstream society.

MUIHC staff
MUIHC 2018 patient tribal affiliation

MUIHC Strategic Plan 2020-2023

The MUIHC Board of Directors and Executive Director recently presented the new MUIHC Strategic Plan 2020-2023 to the Missoula Urban Indian community. MUIHC developed this strategic plan to revitalize organizational engagement with the local Native community, the community at large, and partners. It also establishes steps toward organizational growth and increased service capacity. Over the next four years, MUIHC will strive for the following vision:

“We envision a healthy and engaged Missoula Native American community that values wellness and has access to culturally appropriate, trauma-informed services provided by a team of professional community providers who are supported by a network of local, state, federal, and tribal partners.”

This document details how MUIHC will implement each objective by identifying specific actions, timelines, action leads, and stakeholders.

Click the photo to the right to view the full MUIHC Strategic Plan.