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IHS Engineers Recognized at Public Health Service Awards Ceremony

Rear Adm. Randall Gardner, P.E., Office of Environmental Health and Engineering

February 21, 2017
by Rear Adm. Randall Gardner, P.E., Office of Environmental Health and Engineering

Two of the Indian Health Service’s many dedicated and talented engineers were recognized during the United States Public Health Service Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov Engineer Category Awards Ceremony.

The annual award ceremony coincides with National Engineers Week Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov ... Continue reading


IHS Celebrates National Children's Dental Health Month

Capt. Timothy L. Ricks, DMD, MPH, Acting Oral Health Promotion/Disease Consultant, Division of Oral Health, IHS

February 14, 2017
by Capt. Timothy L. Ricks, DMD, MPH, Acting Oral Health Promotion/Disease Consultant, Division of Oral Health, IHS

Each February, IHS, tribal and urban dental programs celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM). The American Dental Association held the first national observance of Children's Dental Health Day on February 8, 1949, and in 1981 it was extended to a month-long observance to show the ... Continue reading


IHS Highlights Importance of Vaccination and Regular Cancer Screenings to Prevent Cervical Cancer

Amy Groom, MPH, IHS Immunization Program Manager

January 31, 2017
by Amy Groom, MPH, IHS Immunization Program Manager

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a common virus that can affect both boys and girls. HPV causes a variety of cancers, including most cervical cancers. In 2013, cervical cancer killed over 4,217 women. It is a significant health issue for all women, but especially for American Indian and Alaska Native ... Continue reading


National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Dr. Dara Shahon, Chief of Ophthalmology, IHS Phoenix Indian Medical Center

January 27, 2017
by Dr. Dara Shahon, Chief of Ophthalmology, IHS Phoenix Indian Medical Center

January is National Glaucoma Awareness month, an important time to learn about this sight-stealing disease. Glaucoma is a condition in which elevated eye pressure may damage the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain.  Damage to this nerve may lead to permanent vision ... Continue reading


IHS is Selected as a CSO50 Award Winner for Cybersecurity Excellence

Robert Collins, Chief Information Security Officer, Indian Health Service

January 27, 2017
by Robert Collins, Chief Information Security Officer, Indian Health Service

For the first time, Indian Health Service (IHS) is selected as one of 50 organizations (and people within them) to win a CS050 award for developing and implementing security initiatives that drive business value. IHS was selected due to the value of our cybersecurity program and security initiatives ... Continue reading