U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service: The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
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About Division of Program Statistics

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Program Statistics is a source of American Indian and Alaska Native demographic and patient care information as described below.

General Information

Kirk Greenway, Principal Statistician and Director, Division of Program Statistics

Demographic Statistics

IHS service population estimates and projections, social and economic data from the Bureau of Census, birth and death data from State vital event certificates.
JoAnn Glakas Pappalardo, Senior Statistician, Demographic Statistics Team

Patient Care Statistics

IHS user population estimates, hospital discharge data and ambulatory medical services data from IHS and Tribal direct and contract facilities.
(Vacant), Senior Statistician, Patient Care Statistics Team

Additional Staff Members

Alan Friedman, Health Statistician
Priscilla Sandoval, Program Analyst
Jennifer Joseph, Staff Assistant

Two Main Reports are Published by the Division of Program Statistics

Trends in Indian Health

Presents trends in key health status indicators over time for the IHS service population compared to the U.S. all races population.

Regional Differences in Indian Health

Presents comparisons of key health status indicators among the twelve IHS Areas/Regions and the U.S. all races population for the most recent time period that data are available.

Address and Phone Number for all Division of Program Statistics Staff

Indian Health Statistics
Office of Public Health Support
Division of Program Statistics
801 Thompson Building, Suite 120
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Phone 301-443-1180

Division of Program Statistics (DPS) is pleased to announce a website ordering service for DPS publications. Publications available include Trends in Indian Health 2002-2003, Regional Differences in Indian Health 2002-2003, Indian Health Focus Series (Youth, Women, Elderly, Injuries), as well as other popular DPS reports. The online ordering system is being carried out through the HHS Program Support Center (PSC). Requestors can now order DPS publications on-line at https://propshop.psc.gov. Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov The maximum number of publications a requestor can order is five. If additional publications and reports are required please contact DPS directly (301-443-1180) or e-mail DPS at DPS.Publications@ihs.gov.

Instructions on how to use the on-line ordering system on the PSC website can be e-mailed to you by contacting DPS. A User ID and Password are required. To obtain your User ID and Password e-mail DPS at DPS.Publications@ihs.gov.