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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.


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.


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 Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving


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
Mail Stop:
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.


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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