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Special Diabetes Program for Indians Report to Congress

The Report to Congress highlights the SDPI's ongoing and outstanding accomplishments in improving the quality of diabetes care and health outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people.

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May 5: IHS Hosts Call to Address LGBT2S Health Issues

IHS is hosting a public teleconference call addressing the health issues of American Indian and Alaska Native lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and two spirit people on Thursday, May 5 at 3 p.m. EST, so that IHS can implement health care delivery changes to advance the health care needs of the LGBT2S communities.

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Affordable Care Act Special Protections

Members of federally recognized Tribes and Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Corporation shareholders can enroll in Marketplace coverage year round and are eligible for cost sharing protections Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov. 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 www.ihs.gov for not having coverage.

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IHS Blog: People, Patients and Programs

The IHS website is one of the most important communication tools for our patients and providers. Through a new initiative to promote the IHS Areas, the IHS Blog now showcases some of IHS’ best people, ideas and programs. Posts from authors across IHS include positive stories about employees and patients.

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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.

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