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The California Rural Indian Health Board was formed to provide a central focal point in the Indian health field in California for planning, advocacy, funding, training, technical assistance, coordination, fund-raising, education, development and for the purpose of promoting unity and formulating common policy on Indian health care issues.

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CRIHB CARE/OPTIONSCRIHB OPTIONS is designed to reimburse participating Tribal Health Programs for certain Medi-Cal  Optional Benefit services provided to IHS eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Learn More

CAIRS is a statewide substance abuse treatment and recovery support program administered by the California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. (CRIHB).  We work to empower American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people in California to break the cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and achieve long-term recovery. Learn More

California Tribal Epidemiology Center (EpiCenter). To improve American Indian health in California to the highest level by engaging American Indian communities in collecting and interpreting health information to establish health priorities, monitor health status, and develop effective public health services that respect cultural values and traditions of the communities. Learn More

California Dental Support Center is funded through an Indian Health Service grant to serve 34 health programs (107 Tribes), which operate 54 dental clinics, in the state of California. Learn More


EHR Medicare and Medicaid Incentives start in 2011. Are you an Indian health organization that wants to achieve Meaningful Use? Sign-up now for FREE regional extension center services with the National Indian REC, the only REC serving exclusively I/T/U’sFor more information, please go to Learn More

 The California Tribal Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (CTMAA) Program offers a way for Tribal Health Programs to obtain federal reimbursement for the cost of certain administrative activities necessary for the proper and efficient administration of the Medi-Cal program. Learn More

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