Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
At the Nashville Area Indian Health Service (IHS), our primary mission is to raise the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. In order to accomplish this objective, we work diligently to assure that comprehensive, culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people. The basis for these goals is rooted in our duty to uphold the Federal Government's obligation to promote healthy American Indian and Alaska Native people, communities and cultures and to honor and protect the inherent sovereign rights of tribes.
The Nashville Area is the most geographically and culturally diverse Area within IHS. This poses unique challenges to our staff and requires the use of creativity, flexibility, and understanding in accomplishing our mission.
Nashville Area Indian Health Service 2016 Annual Report [PDF - 7.3 MB]
Nashville Area's Office is proud to administer Project TransAm, a source of medical equipment available for reutilization to IHS and Tribes running IHS programs. In the last 10 Years, the program has distributed $33 Million worth of medical equipment and supplies to Tribes across the country from the US Department of Defense (DOD), Veterans Affairs (VA), and other federal sources. Visit the IHS Project TransAm web site to learn more and to view a list of equipment and supplies available for transfer.