Groundbreaking New IHS Policy on Opioid Prescribing
The policy helps IHS prevent addiction to prescription painkillers. IHS is among the first federal government agencies to implement this specific kind of policy requiring its doctors to check state prescription drug monitoring databases.
- IHS Principal Deputy Director’s blog on the importance of this new policy
- Read how HHS is taking action to combat the opioid epidemic
- See the White House Fact Sheet sharing this IHS news
Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer on the Great Plains Area Office Structure
IHS is conducting a 90-day consultation with Tribal leaders and confer with Urban Indian organization representatives to discuss the organization and operation of the IHS Great Plains Area Office. Two in-person sessions on July 15 and August 30, both in Rapid City, SD; and by phone on August 10.
- June 2 Dear Tribal Leader Letter and June 29 Dear Tribal Leader Letter
- Federal Register Notice
- June 2 Press release
2016 AI/AN Behavioral Health Conference – August 9-11
The National American Indian and Alaska Native Behavioral Health Conference, scheduled for August 9-11 in Portland, Oregon, is a premier opportunity to hear from nationally recognized speakers, behavioral health care providers, Tribal leaders, and health care officials addressing behavioral health topics in Indian Country.Next
Quality Health Care at IHS
Our patients are our first priority. Quality health care reduces disparities and promises a future that assures excellence for our patients across the IHS system.
- Letter to Tribal Leaders: New 5-Point Strategy we are using to guide our quality of care.
- IHS Principal Deputy Director, Mary Smith’s OpEd in the Rapid City Journal .
13th Annual Direct Service Tribes National Meeting & 6th Annual Great Plains Health Summit
"Empowering Indian Health for Future Generations"
The IHS Direct Service Tribes Advisory Committee and the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board (GPTCBH) will partner in hosting the Direct Service Tribes 13th Annual National Meeting & 6th Annual GPTCHB Health Summit to be held August 31-September 1 at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn in Rapid City, SD.Next
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