Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program
The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program aims to lower the incidence and prevalence of alcohol abuse and alcoholism among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) to a level at or below the general U.S. population through a network of Indian community based emergency, inpatient, and outpatient treatment and rehabilitation services in rural and urban settings.
Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative
The Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative promotes the development of evidence- and practice-based models that represent culturally appropriate prevention and treatment approaches to domestic violence and sexual assault from a community-driven context. The DVPI expands outreach and increases awareness by funding programs that provide outreach, victim advocacy, intervention, policy development, community response teams and community and school education programs.
The IHS Forensic Healthcare program addresses sexual and intimate partner violence, child sexual abuse, and elder maltreatment. By training health care providers to provide medical forensic examinations, collect accurate evidence in a timely manner, and participate in coordinated community response aimed at addressing violence, the program enables more AI and ANs to get needed care.
The IHS Mental Health program promotes, provides, and manages a comprehensive system of mental health services which offer AI/ANs a full range of culturally sensitive clinical and community mental health services.
Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative
The Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative serves to expand community-level access to effective, urban AI/AN methamphetamine and/or suicide prevention and treatment programs and enhance evidence- or practice-based methamphetamine and/or suicide prevention or treatment programs and/or community mobilization programs.
The IHS National Suicide Prevention program builds on the foundation of the HHS “National Strategy for Suicide Prevention” and the 11 goals and objectives for the Nation to reduce suicidal behavior and its consequences, while ensuring we honor and respect Tribal traditions and practices.
The Telebehavioral Health Center of Excellence provides technical assistance, implementation, training, and evaluation support for remote medical care serving isolated AI or AN communities and areas with limited or no access to behavioral health services.
Youth Regional Treatment Centers
The mission of the Youth Regional Treatment Centers is to provide quality, holistic behavioral health care for AI/AN adolescents and their families in a substance-free, residential environment that integrates healing, spiritual values and cultural identification.