Clinical Support Center (CSC)
The IHS Clinical Support Center (CSC) is a national program located in Phoenix, Arizona providing educational services to Indian Health Service, Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U) health care team members who deliver health care to approximately 2.56 million American Indian and Alaska Natives across the country. CSC is 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. 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 accredited by the Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education https://www.jointaccreditation.org/ . Joint accreditation is the leading model of interprofessional collaboration that helps improve healthcare through continuing education for the team, by the team. As a jointly accredited provider, CSC offers continuing education credit to an interprofessional audience of learners though a single, unified application process and set of accreditation standards.
The CSC's CE mission is to develop and support continuing professional education activities meeting the needs of Indian health programs throughout the United States. The purpose of these educational activities is to assist healthcare teams in maintaining and enhancing their clinical competence in order to promote high quality health care for all American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
As a jointly accredited provider, CSC offers continuing education credit for the following professions:
Physicians (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™), Physician Assistants (AAPA credit), Nurses/Advance Practice Nurses (ANCC Contact Hours), Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians (ACPE Credit), Social Workers (ASWB ACE Credit), Psychologists (APA Credit), and Dietitians (CDR CPEU Credit).