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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

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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
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 Substance Abuse and Mental Health information, Resources and FAQs to support behavior health professionals.

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

California Consortium for Urban Indian Health (CCUIH) (Link to non-IHS website)
October 30, 2013
California Law - Immunizations Notice

Parents or guardians who do not want their children to receive one or more immunizations required for entering school or child care must provide documentation as stated in Assembly Bill 2109.

California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB) (Link to non-IHS website)
Dental
Dental

The Dental section contains FAQs and Resources to support health professionals and Resources for patients

Diabetes
Diabetes

The Diabetes section is a forum for American Indian healthcare professionals working with diabetes in the California area. The section contains FAQs and Resources to support healthcare professionals.

Disaster Preparedness

The California Area Indian Health Service (CAIHS) endeavors to help the tribal and urban Indian health programs in California to prepare for possible disasters in their communities.

Electronic Health Record (EHR) - RPMS
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)
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 1MB)

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
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.

Immunization
Immunization

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.

Improving Patient Care

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.

Information Resource Management

This site was developed to provide our target audience (California Area RPMS Site Managers & Health Program IT technical staff) information on RPMS support, security and miscellaneous IT resources available for use at each of our California health programs.

April 21, 2015
Million Hearts Update #2 for 2014

Our goal is to help prevent a Million Heart Attacks and Strokes in the next year.

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.

Nursing
Nursing

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.

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