Since 1978, American Indian Health & Family Services (AIHFS) has been a nonprofit health and community wellness center. The center’s approach integrates traditional Native American healing and spiritual practices with contemporary Western medicine in both treatment and prevention through the use of the Integrated Care Model.
AIHFS is a Title V Urban Indian Health Organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center that has obtained CARF accreditation as a certified “Health Home.” A health home is a healthcare delivery approach that focuses on the whole person and integrates and coordinates primary care, behavioral health, other healthcare, and community and social support services. AIHFS is supported by funding from the Indian Health Service, federal grants, and contributions from partners and community members. AIHFS is located in southwest Detroit and serves a seven-county area.
Mission: To empower and enhance the physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental wellbeing of American Indian/Alaska Native individuals, families, and other underserved populations in SE MI through culturally grounded health and family services.
Vision: AIHFS will be nationally recognized as a leading Urban Indian health and community center supporting healthy Native people, families, and communities.
We believe …
- quality health care should be accessible for all.
- community is the foundation of our organization.
- in the balance of physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental well-being.
Our approach integrates traditional Native American healing and spiritual practices with contemporary western medicine in both treatment and prevention to connect care with a culture of comprehensive wellness in the areas of:
- Medical Care
- Behavioral Health Care
- Community Health and Family Wellness Services