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Name: Jami Bartgis
Title:Director of Technical Assistance and Research National Council of Urban Indian Health
Expertise:Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of Behavioral Health Programs, Services and Systems for American Indian and Alaska Native Grantee Communities
Bio: Dr. Jami Bartgis completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Oklahoma State University and a predoctoral internship at the Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida. She is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and has spent her career working for both tribal and urban Indian communities. Dr. Bartgis is currently the Director of Technical Assistance and Research at the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) in Washington D.C. Highlights of her work include the evaluation and technical support to two urban Indian health programs implementing Circles of Care initiatives; providing technical support to tribes and urban programs in developing, implmenting and evaluating Systems of Care; supporting the first known outcomes evaluation of a practice-based evidence prevention program, the Gathering of Native Americans (GONA); serving as Co-chair of the Tribal/State Relations Workgroup through former Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry’s Mental Health Transformation Advisory Board; and the honor of working with countless Indian youth and families as a clinical service provider, community-based researcher/evaluator, and in the development and advocacy of mental health service systems for various communities. Dr. Bartgis’ current work with NCUIH includes technical assistance, research support, and capacity building for urban Indian health clinics and programs across the country to improve the quality and accessibility of health care for American Indian and Alaska Native people living in urban areas.