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Federal Partnerships

The IHS partners with the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide education, training, outreach to communities and technical assistance to parents, youth, patients, and prescribers regarding alcohol and substance abuse. Prescription drug abuse is addressed through education, training, monitoring of implementation of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) to reduce diversion, enhance ability to share health data, promoting proper disposal and enforcement to eliminate improper prescribing practices and stop pill mills.

Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov , an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care by strengthening the health care workforce, building healthy communities and achieving health equity. HRSA’s mission is to improve health and achieve health equity through access to quality services, a skilled health workforce and innovative programs.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Department of the Interior

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The U.S. Department of the InteriorExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors native cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.

  • The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov , the oldest bureau of the Department of the Interior, provides services (directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts) to approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. There are 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives in the United States. BIA provides natural resources management services, social services, law enforcement and detention services, administration of tribal courts, housing improvement, disaster relief, and replacement and repair of schools.
  • The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  provides education services to approximately 42,000 Indian students thorough an education system consisting elementary and secondary students and 28 tribal colleges, universities, and post-secondary schools.