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Clinical Support Center (CSC)

The IHS Clinical Support Center (CSC) is nationally recognized for consistently demonstrating the highest levels of quality and excellence in assuring continuing education activities support improved healthcare outcomes.

The CSC is an Indian Health Service Headquarters program located in Phoenix, Arizona. We provide educational services to Indian Health Service, Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U) health care team members who deliver health care to approximately 2.2 million American Indian and Alaska Natives across the country. We are committed to meet the Indian Health Service mission, raising the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of all American Indian and Alaska Natives to the highest level.

We invite you to take a few minutes to explore our website and learn about what we have to offer. If you have any questions or requests for information, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Accreditation with Distinction

The Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center Earns Accreditation with Distinction From American Nurses Credentialing Center

The Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center has been awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Accreditation Program. This distinction is valid through March 2020.

ANCC Accreditation distinguishes organizations that demonstrate quality and excellence in the curriculum design and delivery of continuing nursing education (CNE). Accredited organizations, like the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center meet comprehensive, evidenced-based criteria to ensure CNE activities are effectively planned, implemented and evaluated. (Only organizations that have completed a review without any progress report requirement achieve Accreditation with Distinction. As of June 2016, only 30% of ANCC accredited providers have achieved this honor). Nurses in the Indian Healthcare System now gain access to the highest caliber of education to meet certification or licensure requirements, which in turn contributes to improved health care outcomes.

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Accreditation with Commendation

The Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center was awarded Accreditation with Commendation through July 2019. This is the highest recognition awarded to a Continuing Medical Education Provider by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, reflecting CSC's compliance with all 22 of ACCME's accreditation criteria.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

The Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

To learn more about the CE program at CSC, please visit the Office of Continuing Education page.

CSC Mission Statement

To advance the IHS mission, the Clinical Support Center will be the leader in health care education by providing:

  • Continuing Education Programs
  • Conference Support Services
  • Education Information
  • Professional Journal Publications
  • Special Initiatives


To be the premier leader for Indian health care education.