As a result of the current Federal government funding situation, the information on this website may not be up to date or acted upon. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at www.opm.gov . Despite the lapse in appropriations, IHS will continue to provide direct clinical health care services as well as referrals for contracted services that cannot be provided through IHS clinics. For more information on how IHS is impacted, visit: HHS Contingency Plan
Native American Research Centers for Health
The Indian Health Service (IHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have partnered to operate the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) program. The NARCH program, in operation since 2000, supports partnerships between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Tribes or Tribally-based organizations and institutions that conduct intensive biomedical, behavioral, or health services research. The NARCH program promotes opportunities for conducting academic-level research, providing research training and development for students, faculty members, and Tribal members to meet the health research needs of communities. The NARCH also supports the development of research capacity with the long term goal of reducing health disparities in AI/AN communities.
Learn more about this partnership by visiting the National Institute of General Medical Sciences NARCH website .