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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Oklahoma City Area

Insitutional Environmental Health

Calibrating sampling equipment. The Oklahoma City Area (OCA) has arguably the highest institutional environmental health workload of all IHS areas. Field staff involvement allows for a more complete program to more effectively serve our customers.

Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) staff conduct annual safety and infection control program reviews of health centers and hospitals, this assists the facilities with their Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC) preparations.

Staff also provides technical assistance by providing training on various topics, hazard-communication and Blood borne Pathogen assistance, safety/infection control surveys, etc.

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