Transmittal Notice 20-02
The purpose of this Transmittal Notice (TN) is to transmit a copy of the new Part 3, Chapter 37, “Trauma-Informed Care,” Indian Health Manual (IHM). This chapter is to provide guidance to Indian Health Service hospitals, health centers, clinics, and health stations in delivering trauma-informed care services, preparing its workforce to be trauma informed, promoting self-care to prevent and treat secondary traumatic stress, also known as vicarious trauma, which can lead to compassion fatigue and staff burnout.
/Michael D. Weahkee/
RADM Michael D. Weahkee, MBA, MHSA
Assistant Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service
Indian Health Service
Part 3, Chapter 37, “Trauma-Informed Care,” IHM.
Insert the attached copy of new Part 3, Chapter 37, “Trauma-Informed Care,” IHM, including the chapter Table of Contents, in its place.
Log and file this TN in sequential order.