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2019 and 2020 IHS Director's Awards Ceremony

November 19 , 2021


Indian Health Service Director’s Awards Ceremony

Date:  Friday, November 19, 2021

Time:  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (ET)

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The IHS Director’s Awards are the highest awards issued by the IHS to individuals and groups. Out of the nearly 540 nominations received, 412 nominations (for individuals and groups) were selected, totaling more than 3,000 IHS employees and representing all 12 areas across the agency.

IHS employees demonstrate expertise, compassion, and resilience in addressing some of America’s toughest health-related challenges. Employees respond to health crises around the country, establish preventive measures to curb diabetes, fight drug-resistant bacterial infections, and combat the opioid epidemic. These are just some examples of the types of challenges faced by our communities and patient population. We are proud of the way IHS employees always answer the call to service. Our collective work at IHS makes a positive difference in the health and well-being of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The IHS Director’s Awards Ceremony is one way to recognize the incredible achievements and contributions observed across the agency. Please join us in recognizing our colleagues for the exceptional work they have done. They demonstrate the very essence of dedication to public service and we thank them for their outstanding work and commitment to the IHS mission. This year’s ceremony will also highlight the unparalleled collaborations and partnerships across the entire Indian health system. The public health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has tested our health system in ways we could not have fully imagined. We work closely with Tribes, Tribal Organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, federal agencies, state and local officials, and so many more. We have collectively risen to the challenge, and we work as one to provide critically needed health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Event Sponsor: IHS


National Institutes of Health, Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium

Bethesda MD

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Xavier Yazzie