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Office of Environmental Health and Engineering recognizes outstanding employees

Gary Hartz, P.E., Director of the Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Indian Health Service

May 21, 2019
by Gary Hartz, P.E., Director of the Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Indian Health Service

Environmental health is one of many important contributions to the IHS mission of raising the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. The Office of Environmental Health and Engineering assists American Indian and Alaska Native communities ... Continue reading


National Hepatitis Testing Day – IHS now recommends hepatitis C testing for all adult patients

Rick Haverkate, IHS National HIV/AIDS & HepC Program Coordinator

May 17, 2019
by Rick Haverkate, IHS National HIV/AIDS & HepC Program Coordinator

Millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis, and most of them don't know it. National Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19th is an opportunity to remind health care providers and the public about who should be tested for viral hepatitis.

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Four Million Reasons To Celebrate! National Nurse's Week May 6-12, 2019

Cmdr. Angela Fallon, Deputy Director, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services

May 10, 2019
by Cmdr. Angela Fallon, Deputy Director, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services

Nurses Week recognizes the contributions of nurses in the health care setting and beyond. At IHS, our mission is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. IHS nurses play a vital role in fulfilling that mission. IHS nurses can be found working throughout the United States from remote village clinics, rural critical access hospitals, and large urban hospitals and health centers, in all different nursing specialties from general staff nursing to advanced practice nursing.

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IHS Focuses on Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

Selina Keryte, MPH, National Domestic Violence Program Lead, Division of Behavioral Health

April 26, 2019
by Selina Keryte, MPH, National Domestic Violence Program Lead, Division of Behavioral Health

Child abuse happens somewhere every 10 seconds.  Child abuse and neglect has a long lasting effect on children across Indian Country.  In recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month, the Indian Health Service, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Division of Behavioral Health has ... Continue reading


Center for Domestic Preparedness 4th Annual Tribal Nations Training Week

Marshall Cohen, Public Affairs Specialist, IHS Headquarters

April 25, 2019
by Marshall Cohen, Public Affairs Specialist, IHS Headquarters

I recently had the opportunity to attend the 4th Annual Tribal Nations Training Week at the Center for Domestic Preparedness Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  campus in Anniston, Alabama. The CDP is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  and their mission is to provide free, fully funded training in disaster preparedness, protection, and response to state, local, tribal and territorial emergency responders, as well as personnel who are affiliated with a tribal nation, the Indian Health Service, or those who work directly with a tribal nation.

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