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
Healthy Weight for Life
A Vision for Healthy Weight Across the Lifespan of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Overweight and obesity are driving up high rates of chronic disease in American Indians and Alaska Natives. Promoting a healthy weight at all stages of life is critical to improving our health and well-being. The Indian Health Service encourages you to take action now to fight obesity and raise our physical, mental, social, and spiritual health. Join the thousands of Native Americans who are participating in innovative nutrition, physical activity, and weight management programs.