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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Oklahoma City Area

Division of Environmental Health Services

Division of Environmental Health Services employees

Our Mission

The goal of the Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) is to protect the health and prevent disease among American Indians through the development and implementation of a comprehensive environmental health program.

We accomplish our mission by:


Our job is to provide a comprehensive environmental health program to tribes and tribal organizations to effectively address environmental health and safety concerns affecting public health.

This type of program is based on a consultative environmental health approach. One of our primary activities using this type of approach is to survey facilities and programs.

While it is true that we have no enforcement authority over tribes and tribal facilities, we do have a responsibility to accurately and completely identify deficiencies in operations or physical facilities.

Thus, we are able to provide sound recommendations to both the program managers and the appropriate tribal officials in order for them to make informed decisions.

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