While millions of Americans struggle with mental health problems, those who need help are too often afraid to seek it because of the stigma associated with mental illness.
If you or someone you know is at risk of mental illness, please visit www.MentalHealth.gov for information regarding the basic signs of mental health problems, how to talk about mental health, and ways to find help.
Pertussis - whooping cough - is a disease that causes severe coughing and breathing problems, especially in infants. Pertussis is spread by someone with the disease when they cough or sneeze. The bacteria that cause pertussis then get into the air in tiny droplets that can spread to anyone close by.
We do not inherit the land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children
- Native American Proverb
Sustainability is defined as living an environmentally responsible and healthy lifestyle. The Indian Health Service is committed to preserving the natural environment by promoting positive stewardship. We all share this responsibility. Join us in making the future a better place for our children. Go Green.
Did you know that breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of childhood obesity, diabetes, allergies and asthma, and many types of infections such as upper respiratory, gastro intestinal, necrotizing enterocolitis? The 14 Indian Health Service maternity hospitals are working to adopt the World Health Organization’s 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and to be designated as a "Baby Friendly Hospital" by Baby Friendly USA.
For more information visit our Breastfeeding Promotion and Support website
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