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President's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal

The President's fiscal year 2017 budget for the Indian Health Service proposes $6.6 billion, with targeted investments in behavioral health, staffing, infrastructure and health information technology. The proposed budget supports self-determination by fully funding the Contract Support Costs of Tribes managing their own health care programs.


Affordable Care Act and Tax Season

Although open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving ended on January 31, members of federal recognized tribes and Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Corporation shareholders can enroll in Marketplace coverage any time of the year. American Indians, Alaska Natives and people eligible for services through IHS, tribal or urban Indian health programs may claim an exemption from the penalty Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving for not having coverage by using form 8965 [PDF] Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving when filing a filing federal income tax return.


The IHS Scholarship Program Application Cycle is Now Open!

The IHS Scholarship Program application cycle for the 2016 - 2017 academic year is now open and will run through March 28, 2016. Current scholarship recipients seeking to extend their scholarship support must apply for an extension by February 28, 2016.


New effort targets drug overdoses in Indian Country

IHS announces a new agreement to equip BIA law enforcement officers with naloxone for responding to incidents of opioid overdose. Naloxone is a medication that reverses the effects of a prescription opioid or heroin overdose and can save lives.


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!


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