Funding of the IHCRC community-based nonprofit corporation
Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa, Inc. (IHCRC) is a nonprofit, community-based agency. The organization is controlled and directed by a local Board of Trustees, of which a majority are members of federally recognized Indian tribes. We are committed to improving the physical and mental health of Tulsa area urban Indians. Since our founding in 1976, Indian Health Care has been an integral and positive part of the Tulsa community. IHCRC is an Oklahoma nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) IRS nonprofit status and is not a unit of the Federal Government, nor is it affiliated with any tribal government.
IHCRC is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and is funded through an array of sources, including federal, state and private grants and contracts, third party reimbursements and private donations. In FY 2011, our annual operating budget exceeded $17 million. We are an Indian Health Service Urban Indian Health Organization (UIHO) contractor. Our IHS funding provides the base financial support that enables our agency to offer our services to enrolled members of federally recognized tribes.
IHCRC bills for all available third party-reimbursement (Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, workman's comp). Although many patients lack health insurance, the health center's eligibility staff assists eligible clients qualify for Medicare, Medicaid and SoonerCare insurance. Patients without health insurance are provided health care at no personal cost.
Many of the health and prevention services provided by Indian Health Care are funded through competitive grants and contracts secured by the agency. Local, state, federal and private philanthropic grants and contracts support a wide array of the services provided at our comprehensive health center. Major federal grants currently support diabetes, heart disease and obesity prevention interventions, and a number of Indian youth healthy lifestyle programs. IHCRC has ongoing state contracts for children's "Systems of Care" mental health care, breast and cervical cancer screening and an active lifestyles program to prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A grant from the Komen for the Cure-Tulsa Affiliate helps support our breast cancer screening and prevention program. A contract with the Tulsa Health Department supports the Healthy Start perinatal infant mortality prevention program.
The Indian Health Care Resource Center Board of Trustees is most appreciative of the philanthropic support the organization receives. All charitable donations made to Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa, Inc. are fully tax-deductible. For information on making a gift or contribution to support our health center operations, our endowment fund or our capital development program, please contact Emily Bolusky, Public Relations Manager at 918-382-1206 or email Emily at email@example.com. You may write to: Emily Bolusky, Indian Health Care Resource Center, 550 South Peoria, Tulsa, OK 74120.