American Diabetes Month
Diabetes affects the American Indian and Alaska Native population at almost twice the rate of the general U.S. population. To help end this health epidemic, Congress has committed $150 million for the continued prevention and treatment of this disease. The IHS Special Diabetes Program for Indians provides funding to more than 300 IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian health programs, serving many federally-recognized tribes.Next
American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
November is American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. It's a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and languages of the tribes across the United States. It's also a time to educate and increase awareness about critical issues that Tribes are facing today.
- Blog from Ms. Mary L. Smith
- A History of National Native American History Month
- Read the Presidential Proclamation of National Native American Heritage Month
ACA Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace ends January 31, 2016. Some benefits are available to members of federally recognized Tribes, such as year round enrollment. However, this period is an opportune time for people of Indian descent or who are otherwise eligible for services from the Indian Health Service, tribal program or urban Indian health program to learn about their health insurance options at Healthcare.gov .
- Learn how the Affordable Care Act impacts Indian Country
- Find enrollment assistance at your local Indian Health Service, Tribal facility or urban Indian health program.
- Read the IHS Blog on Native American Week of Action
IHS Headquarters is Moving
HHS is consolidating space to reduce its environmental footprint, improve efficiency in managing property, and create more functional spaces for employees to carry out the mission. As part of this effort, IHS Headquarters has relocated to a new space. Our new address is:
Indian Health Service Headquarters
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
The building is shared with several government agencies. Use a mail stop code to route your mail to the correct IHS program or office.Next
Don't Delay-Get Your Flu Shot Now!
The flu vaccine is one of the safest and most effective ways of preventing the flu. It is best to get your flu vaccine by October, but if you get it later, it may still benefit you. Everyone six months and older should get a flu vaccine each year. Keep from getting sick with the flu and spreading it to your loved ones by getting vaccinated today!
- IHS Seasonal Influenza Information
- Flu.gov: Know What to Do About the Flu
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Flu Information
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