For Health Care Professionals
- Affordable Care Act
In March 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law. The law makes preventive care—including family planning and related services—more accessible and affordable for many Americans. This page will house information, links, documents, and resources about the ACA and will be updated frequently.
- Behavioral Health
The goal of the IHS Division of Behavioral Health is to promote, provide, and manage a comprehensive system of mental health and substance abuse services which offer American Indians and Alaska Natives a diverse range of culturally sensitive services at all levels of behavioral health needs. The Behavior Health section contains Resources and FAQs to support behavior health professionals.
- April 10, 2016
- California Area IHS Quarterly Highlights April - Jun 2016 (PDF)
In this issue: STRENGTHEN PARTNERSHIPS WITH TRIBES AND URBAN INDIAN HEALTH PROGRAMS: Division of Environmental Health Services; Hoopa Battle of the Belts; Injury Prevention Funding; Northern Valley Indian Health; IMPROVE THE IHS: Personal Health Record; Purchased/Referred Care Rates; RPMS EHR Improvements; IMRPOVE THE QUALITY OF AND ACCESS TO CARE: Immunization Data Exchange; Immunization Committee Representation; Vaccines for Adults Program; Retinal Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy; Advances in Video Conferencing Technology; Annual California Area Dental Conference; GPRA/GPRAMA Update; Annual Providers' Best Practices & GPRA Measures Continuing Medical Education; Improving Patient Care - Made Simple; Annual California Tribal/Urban Diabetes Day; Special Diabetes Program for Indians; Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center Update; ENSURE OUR WORK IS TRANSPARENT, ACCOUNTABLE, FAIR AND INCLUSIVE: Healthcare Program Directors Meeting;
- October 1, 2015
- California Area IHS Quarterly Highlights October - December 2015 (PDF)
In this issue: Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS); Physical Activity; Tribal Health Program Facilities; Sustainability Project Awards; Retail Food Inspections; Government Performance and Results Acts (GPRA)/GPRA Modernization Act (GPRAMA) Update; Nutrition Education; Community Wellness; Hepatitis C Program Implementation; Sacred Oaks Healing Center; Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center; Budget Formulation for FY 2018
- Electronic Health Record (EHR) - RPMS
The Resource Patient Management System (RPMS) Electronic Health Record (EHR) can manage all aspects of patient care via an intuitive and customizable Graphical User Interface (GUI) that is integrated with all RPMS software applications. The EHR section contains FAQs and Resources to support health professionals.
- Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)
The Indian Health Service (IHS) has developed a set of GPRA performance indicators with annual and long-term goals to measure the progress of the agency in improving the health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Visit this section for more information on our Resources page.
An Introduction to GPRA for Providers and Clinic Staff - Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) (PDF)
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
The following areas will provide you with information on the specifics of HIPAA and how your facility can comply with the requirements of this law.
- Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program
Working with Tribal and Urban healthcare programs, the Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program coordinates services that enhance preventive health approaches. Find Resources and FAQs about the program.
This site has been developed for tribal and urban program health professionals to provide information about vaccine preventable diseases, the benefits of immunizations, the risk of disease verses the benefit of immunizations, and other educational resources and materials.
- Newsletters For Health Care Professionals
To ensure that the Tribes are aware of IHS’s progress towards agency priorities, the California Area IHS Director publishes and distributes quarterly newsletters. The newsletters exemplify the California Area Offices (CAO) transparency and accountability, strengthening IHS-Tribal partnerships. CAO sends the newsletter to the IHS Director, all CAO staff, California tribal governments, and tribal/urban Indian healthcare programs.
This nursing section of the website is for advancing and strengthening the role, function and development of the nursing service administration within the California tribal and urban health care delivery settings.
- Program Director's Meetings
PowerPoint presentations presented at past Program Director's meetings are available for viewing and download here.
- Resources for Health Care Professionals
Miscellaneous links and PowerPoint presentations to various medical professional topics.
- Scholarship Program
The Indian Health Service conducts three interrelated, competitive scholarship programs including: Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship, Health Professions Pre-graduate Scholarship Program, and Health Professions Scholarship Program.
- September 21, 2015
- The National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC)
- October 13, 2013
- The Walking Revolution, a Documentary Film
Released by Every Body Walk!, this documentary explores how the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other has significant health and environmental benefits.
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