PRESS RELEASE 10/03/2014
SANTEE SIOUX NATION AND INDIAN CENTER, INC. RECEIVE $4 MILLION GRANT
(Lincoln, NE) Indian Center, Inc. of Lincoln, NE is proud to announce a $4 million grant award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the Santee Sioux Nation for a Telehealth Services to benefit Native American youth and families in Nebraska and Kansas. This four-year joint effort of Indian Center, Inc. and the Santee Sioux Nation is the largest project in which the Indian Center has ever been involved.
“I’ve been wanting to develop mental health services for our Native children for some time,” states Santee Sioux Tribal Chair Roger Trudell. Despite the field of Telehealth dating back over 50 years in Nebraska, Native American youth and their families have not benefitted. Youth present high levels of historical trauma. Other disparate socioeconomic indicators for American Indians also lend toward mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and suicide.
Native youth with unmet emotional wellness needs face major barriers including lack of transportation and lack of trust in the health care system, which will be eroded by offering services in a culturally-competent manner at convenient locations. “It’s a statewide Telehealth system,” says Clinical Director Todd Waltemath. Services delivered will include smoking cessation, substance abuse, mental health assessment, therapy, and psychiatric services.
The main “hub center” for the System of Care Telehealth system will be installed at the Many Nations program at the Indian Center in Lincoln. Indian Center Executive Director Clyde Tyndall praises that “it’s a collaboration of the Indian Center and four different tribes,” with systems to be installed in the Santee Sioux, Omaha, Ponca, and Iowa Tribal communities in Nebraska and Kansas. Through the existing University of Nebraska Medical Center Psychiatric department in Omaha, NE, this System of Care will have access to 125 hospitals across Nebraska with established Telehealth capabilities.
The Telehealth project complements the Indian Center’s mission to create and obtain programs that empower self-sufficiency and positive quality of life standards, and expands our repertoire as the Center seeks to renovate and build a new, larger facility in the near future.
CONTACT: Clyde Tyndall, Executive Director, Indian Center, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 402.438.5231.
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