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High School Students Participate in Program at IHS to Gain Knowledge of Health Careers

Capt. Stephen

August 8, 2018
by Capt. Stephen "Miles" Rudd, MD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Director, Portland Area IHS

As part of the Tribal Health Scholars externship program Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  , three high school seniors from the Warm Springs community spent four months working at the Indian Health Service Warm Springs Health & Wellness Center. Each student was paid an hourly wage to shadow ... Continue reading


August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Jillian Doss-Walker, Interim Immunization Program Manager, Indian Health Service

August 7, 2018
by Jillian Doss-Walker, Interim Immunization Program Manager, Indian Health Service

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Immunization plays an important role in keeping you, your family, and your community healthy. Vaccination is important because it not only protects the person who gets the vaccine, but also helps to keep diseases from spreading to others, like family ... Continue reading


IHS Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week 2018

Tina Tah, IHS senior nurse consultant

August 1, 2018
by Tina Tah, IHS senior nurse consultant

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is recognizing World Breastfeeding Week Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov  2018 which is observed the first week in August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.  This year’s theme is Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life.

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The IHS Launches New Opioids Website

Capt. Cynthia Gunderson, PharmD, Vice-Chair of the IHS National Committee on Heroin, Opioids, and Pain Efforts (HOPE) Committee

July 20, 2018
by Capt. Cynthia Gunderson, PharmD, Vice-Chair of the IHS National Committee on Heroin, Opioids, and Pain Efforts (HOPE) Committee

The Indian Health Service launched a new IHS opioid website to share information and increase communication surrounding opioids with key stakeholders across Indian Country. The new site is available at www.IHS.gov/opioids.

The IHS opioids website provides patients, health care providers, tribal ... Continue reading


During National Safety Month, IHS Highlights Collaborative Effort to Dispose of Drugs Safely and Properly

Cmdr. Tyler Lannoye is the Chief Pharmacist for the Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility

June 22, 2018
by Cmdr. Tyler Lannoye is the Chief Pharmacist for the Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility

June is National Safety Month. Many households have prescription drugs that are expired or unused. These drugs can be dangerous and should be disposed of immediately and appropriately.  Proper medication disposal is important from both an environmental and consumer safety standpoint.

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