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IHS Launches ICD-10

On October 1, 2015, IHS, tribal and urban programs began using the ICD-10 medical codes. The International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision (or ICD-10) is an updated set of codes for reporting medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures. This change will provide better and more detailed information about patient health care. Learn more at


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!


Prevent Suicide with Hope for Life

IHS joined the National American Indian and Alaska Native Suicide Prevention Hope for Life Day on September 10. Across the country, community events promoted awareness and health to reduce the number of suicides among our people. Together we create a safe and healthy future for youth and for all communities.


New Report: Trends in Indian Health 2014

Download the latest edition of the well-known IHS Trends report. This report describes the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives in IHS service areas. Regular reporting on health data is part of IHS's commitment to making all of our work transparent, accountable, fair and inclusive.


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