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Joint Venture Construction Program Application Process Moves Forward to Next Phase

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

January 10, 2020
by Gary Hartz, P.E., Director of the Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Indian Health Service

For more than two decades, the IHS Joint Venture Construction Program has strengthened partnerships with tribes across the country and expanded access to comprehensive, culturally acceptable health services for American Indian and Alaska Native people.

The program allows tribes or tribal ... Continue reading


IHS 2019 Year in Review

Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director, Indian Health Service

January 3, 2020
by Rear Adm. Michael D. Weahkee, Principal Deputy Director, Indian Health Service

I’m proud of everyone across the Indian health system working tirelessly to provide American Indians and Alaska Natives with access to high-quality health care. I believe we are all united by a strategic vision: healthy communities and quality health care systems through strong partnerships and ... Continue reading


Working Together with the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis

Tony Aaron Fuller, Public Affairs Specialist, IHS Headquarters.

November 26, 2019
by Tony Aaron Fuller, Public Affairs Specialist, IHS Headquarters.

The Indian Health Service supports 41 urban Indian organizations throughout the U.S. Check out how the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis is serving American Indians and Alaska Natives in Minnesota.

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Red Lake Nation and IHS Fight the Opioid Epidemic with Naloxone

Tony Aaron Fuller, Public Affairs Specialist, IHS Headquarters.

November 22, 2019
by Tony Aaron Fuller, Public Affairs Specialist, IHS Headquarters.

The prescription medication Naloxone is changing the way IHS and the Red Lake Nation are responding to the opioid crisis. Watch and find out more about the community's efforts.

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A Day to Encourage Commercial Tobacco Users to Quit

Alberta Becenti, MPH, Public Health Advisor for the Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Program, Indian Health Service

November 21, 2019
by Alberta Becenti, MPH, Public Health Advisor for the Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Program, Indian Health Service

For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has designated the third Thursday of November as an opportunity for people who smoke to quit or make a plan to quit. In observance of the Great American Smokeout, the Indian Health Service is providing prevention activities to ... Continue reading