July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
Children and adolescents can get arthritis, too. It happens when their immune system affects their joints and is called juvenile arthritis. Early signs of juvenile arthritis may be noticed by parents and grandparents as swollen joints, fever, or sudden rash and often are mistaken for normal problems of childhood. But, juvenile arthritis is more serious than that. Ask your child's doctor about juvenile arthritis to learn more.Next
There are many outdoor activities and sporting tournaments that take place in the summer months. It is important to maintain safe public health practices during the warmer months. Be sure to drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen, protect against tick and mosquito bites with insect repellent, and always wear your seatbelt while driving.Next
ACA Special Enrollment Periods and Exemption Options
Although open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace ended on February 15th, members of federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Corporation shareholders can enroll in Marketplace coverage any time of year. The health care law requires all people to have minimum essential coverage or pay a fee. American Indians, Alaska Natives, and people eligible for services through IHS, tribal programs, or urban Indian health programs can get an exemption to the fee by applying through the Marketplace or when filing their federal income tax return.
- To enroll today, visit Healthcare.gov . For more information on how the Affordable Care Act impacts Indian Country, visit the IHS ACA website.
President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal
The President's Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposes $20.9 billion, a $1.5 billion (8%) increase over the 2015 enacted level, across a wide range of federal programs that serve Tribes including education, social services, justice, health, infrastructure, and stewardship of land, water, and other natural resources.Next
find Health Care
Find a health care facility near you
begin Your Career
Search available jobs at IHS
Healthy Weight for Life Overweight and obesity are driving up high rates of chronic disease in American Indians and Alaska Natives. Promoting a healthy weight at all stages of life is critical to improving our health and well-being. Read More