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Over one year later: continuing to respond to COVID-19 in Indian Country

Rear Adm. Michael Toedt, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., Chief Medical Officer, Indian Health Service

April 14, 2021
by Rear Adm. Michael Toedt, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., Chief Medical Officer, Indian Health Service

Today, I provided testimony during the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs oversight hearing on “Examining the COVID-19 Response in Native Communities: Native Health Systems One Year LaterExit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov . On the panel I was joined by the Honorable William Smith, National ... Continue reading


Reversing the course of the sexually transmitted infection epidemic

Andria Apostolou, PhD, MPH, National STD Program Lead and Senior Epidemiologist, Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention, Indian Health Service

April 12, 2021
by Andria Apostolou, PhD, MPH, National STD Program Lead and Senior Epidemiologist, Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention, Indian Health Service

STD Awareness Week Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov , observed this year from April 11-17, provides an opportunity to bring awareness to the impacts of sexually transmitted infections. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  estimate that on any ... Continue reading


Virtually Observing World Autism Awareness Day

Nicole Larsen, Virtual Student Federal Service Intern, Division of Clinical and Community Services, Indian Health Service

April 2, 2021
by Nicole Larsen, Virtual Student Federal Service Intern, Division of Clinical and Community Services, Indian Health Service

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness of autism spectrum disorder. The Indian Health Service is virtually hosting the third annual World Autism Awareness Day Interagency Roundtable, which allows us to come together and discuss the work, research, and resources ... Continue reading


Engaging Youth to Address Commercial Tobacco Use

Yaneidy Lora, Virtual Student Federal Service Intern, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program, Indian Health Service

April 1, 2021
by Yaneidy Lora, Virtual Student Federal Service Intern, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program, Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Service Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program is recognizing the Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action on April 1, which is dedicated to promoting a tobacco-free world and raising awareness about the harmful effects of smoking tobacco. On this day, youth are encouraged ... Continue reading


IHS Division of Environmental Health Services recognizes 2020 award winners

Rear Adm. Kelly M. Taylor, MS, REHS, Director, Division of Environmental Health Services, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Indian Health Service

March 30, 2021
by Rear Adm. Kelly M. Taylor, MS, REHS, Director, Division of Environmental Health Services, 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 Division of Environmental Health Services, part of the Office of Environmental Health and ... Continue reading