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

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Community Health

Community Health has to do with the study and betterment of the health characteristics of biological communities. While the term "community" can be broadly defined as "people with shared characteristics or something in common that connects them in some way", community health tends to focus on the people and factors which affect their health in specific geographic areas.

Indian Health Service promotes an interdisciplinary approach to promote and provide for community health. A variety of programs, disciplines, strategies and interventions work collaboratively together to pursue the IHS mission to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.

To see more about the programs and the strategies and interventions they utilize, review the different topics on the left.

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