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June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

Participate in National HIV Testing Day by scheduling a screening, today. The Indian Health Service leads the country in prenatal HIV screenings with a 90% success rate, compared to the national average of 72%. Know your status. Get tested.

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11th Annual Direct Service Tribes National Meeting

"Native Communities Planning Today for a Healthier Tomorrow"

The IHS Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee will be hosting the 2014 IHS Direct Service Tribes National Meeting to be held July 9-10 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Upton in Albuquerque, NM. To find out more please visit the Director's Corner and read the Director's blog.

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Congratulations to the Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility!

In April, the Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility in Chinle, Arizona was designated as a Baby-Friendly Hospital. Chinle is now the 9th Indian Health Service hospital to be certified. As a result of striving for this designation, 75 percent of the Chinle's obstetric care unit nursing staff are now certified as lactation counselors. Baby-Friendly hospitals offer new mothers the information, confidence, and skills they need to initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.

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Learn more about the IHS Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative


ACA Monthly Special Enrollment Periods

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act ended on March 31. However, if you are a member of a federally recognized tribe, you're eligible for monthly special enrollment periods. This means you can still enroll in a health plan or make changes to your current health plan once per month. Please consider enrolling in the Marketplace and sharing this information with those you know who are eligible for enrollment. To enroll today, visit Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

For more information on how the Affordable Care Act impacts Indian Country, visit the IHS ACA website.


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