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IHS Takes Steps Towards Becoming a Trauma-Informed Care Organization

Tamara James, PhD, Acting Deputy Director, IHS Division of Behavioral Health

September 30, 2022
by Tamara James, PhD, Acting Deputy Director, IHS Division of Behavioral Health

Trauma refers to experiences that can cause intense physical and psychological stress reactions. It can refer to a single event, multiple events, or a set of circumstances experienced by an individual as physically and emotionally harmful or threatening and can have lasting adverse effects on the individual’s ... Continue reading


2022 Virtual IHS Partnership Conference highlights self-care and quality health care delivery

Mitchell Thornbrugh, chief information officer and director, Office of Information Technology, Indian Health Service

September 28, 2022
by Mitchell Thornbrugh, chief information officer and director, Office of Information Technology, Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Service Office of Information Technology and the IHS Office of Resource Access and Partnerships hosted the 2022 Indian Health Service Virtual Partnership Conference, August 29 - September 1. This annual event brought together nearly 3,000 people, making the conference the largest to date.

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IHS Division of Behavioral Health spotlights the Hope for Life Day Toolkit in observance of National Suicide Prevention Week

Cmdr. Monique Richards, Program Coordinator for the Zero Suicide Initiative, Division of Behavioral Health, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services

September 6, 2022
by Cmdr. Monique Richards, Program Coordinator for the Zero Suicide Initiative, Division of Behavioral Health, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services

National Suicide Prevention Week, recognized this year from September 4-10, is an annual week-long campaign in the United States to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention and warning signs of suicide. This year, in observance of National Suicide Prevention ... Continue reading


IHS Releases Request for Proposals for the Enterprise Electronic Health Record System

Mitchell Thornbrugh, Chief Information Officer and Director, Office of Information Technology, Indian Health Service

August 23, 2022
by Mitchell Thornbrugh, Chief Information Officer and Director, Office of Information Technology, Indian Health Service

The IHS Health Information Technology Modernization Program is a multi-year effort to modernize health IT systems for IHS, tribal, and urban Indian health care programs. I am pleased to announce that the Indian Health Service has reached a key milestone in this effort. On August 4, 2022, ... Continue reading


National Breastfeeding Month: Together We Do Great Things!

Dr. Stacey Dawson, Senior Women's Health Nurse Consultant, Division of Nursing Services

August 10, 2022
by Dr. Stacey Dawson, Senior Women's Health Nurse Consultant, Division of Nursing Services

The United States Breastfeeding Committee sponsors National Breastfeeding Month  Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov in August each year to promote the benefits of breastfeeding and build a public platform of support for babies, parents, families and communities. This year the theme is “Together ... Continue reading