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For Health Care Professionals

Affordable Care Act

In March 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law. The law makes preventive care—including family planning and related services—more accessible and affordable for many Americans.  This page will house information, links, documents, and resources about the ACA and will be updated frequently.

Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health

The goal of the IHS Division of Behavioral Health is to promote, provide, and manage a comprehensive system of mental health and substance abuse services which offer American Indians and Alaska Natives a diverse range of culturally sensitive services at all levels of behavioral health needs. The Behavior Health section contains Substance Abuse and Mental Health information, Resources and FAQs to support behavior health professionals.

California Area IHS Quarterly Highlights April-JuneĀ 2013 (PDF)

In this issue: Environmental Health Surveys; Digital Storytelling; Environmental Health Services; Sanitation Facilities Construction; YRTC Development; Community Wellness and Nutrition; Just Move It - 2013 California Challenge; Immunization Performance Improvement; Annual Providers’ Best Practices & GPRA Measures Continuing Medical Education; Annual California Tribal/Urban Diabetes Day; Annual Dental Continuing Education; 2013 Nurse Leaders in Native Care Conference; Diabetes Webinars; GPRA/GPRAMA; GPRA Webinar for Urban Indian Healthcare Programs

California Law - Immunizations Notice

Parents or guardians who do not want their children to receive one or more immunizations required for entering school or child care must provide documentation as stated in Assembly Bill 2109.

Dental

The Dental section contains FAQs and Resources to support health professionals and Resources for patients

Diabetes
Diabetes

The Diabetes section is a forum for American Indian healthcare professionals working with diabetes in the California area. The section contains FAQs and Resources to support healthcare professionals.

Disaster Preparedness

The California Area Indian Health Service (CAIHS) endeavors to help the tribal and urban Indian health programs in California to prepare for possible disasters in their communities.

Electronic Health Record (EHR) - RPMS
Electronic Health Record (EHR) - RPMS

The Resource Patient Management System (RPMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) can manage all aspects of patient care via an intuitive and customizable Graphical User Interface (GUI) that is integrated with all RPMS software applications. The EHR section contains FAQs and Resources to support health professionals.

Email - Immunizing children for transitional or regular kindergarten

Under California’s kindergarten immunization requirements, even four-year old children need their pre-kindergarten immunizations prior to the first day of transitional kindergarten.

Email From IHS CMO Dr. Susan Karol - Nationwide Shortage of TST antigen solutions

On September 4, 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released recommendations for patient care and public health practice during the continued nationwide shortage of tuberculin skin test (TST) antigen solutions.

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