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#WorldHepatitisDay is July 28

Getting tested for hepatitis can help you learn if you are infected, so you can access available lifesaving care and treatment. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver often caused by a virus. There are vaccinations and effective treatments for some types of hepatitis. It is important to know your status because many people do not know they have the virus. If you were born between 1945 and 1965, get tested for Hepatitis C today.


14th Annual Direct Service Tribes National Meeting

The 14th Annual Direct Service Tribes National Meeting is a two-day event is focused on supporting community wellness and strength, and will incorporate an open forum session addressing Direct Service Tribes health priorities.


Zika Virus

Zika is a virus that is spread mostly by mosquitoes. Whether staying at home or traveling this summer, protect yourself from getting the Zika virus by preventing mosquito bites.


IHS Virtual Internship

IHS is offering youth across the globe an opportunity to join our team through the Virtual Internship program. This partnership with the US Department of State’s Virtual Foreign Service Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving allows students to take part in enriching projects to further the IHS mission of raising the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level—remotely.


IHS and Eye Health

Across Indian Country, IHS optometrists check vision, prevent eye diseases and dispense glasses. Make an appointment for an eye exam for yourself or a family member. Elders may need a check-up for cataracts, a condition in which the lens of the eye gets cloudy.


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