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Office of Environmental Health and Engineering Recognizes Outstanding Employees

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

February 22, 2018
by Gary Hartz, P.E., Director of the Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Indian Health Service

Did you know that environmental health is an important part of the IHS mission?  The Office of Environmental Health and Engineering identifies the need for sanitation facilities such as drinking water and waste disposal systems, prioritizes projects to match available appropriated funding, ... Continue reading


Phoenix IHS Doctor Receives National Recognition

Deana Dick, Acting CEO, Phoenix Indian Medical Center

February 21, 2018
by Deana Dick, Acting CEO, Phoenix Indian Medical Center

Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC) physician Dr. Glen Kishi was unanimously selected to receive the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) William H.J. Haffner Award Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov ! The ACOG Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Women's Health annually ... Continue reading


IHS launches National Accountability Dashboard for Quality

Jonathan Merrell, RN, BSN, MBA, Acting Deputy Director for Quality Health Care

February 20, 2018
by Jonathan Merrell, RN, BSN, MBA, Acting Deputy Director for Quality Health Care

In October, the Indian Health Service announced a new tool to monitor and report information from across IHS. The National Accountability Dashboard for Quality will enable the Indian Health Service to report on key performance data in a succinct and easily viewed display to monitor and improve ... Continue reading


Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Minette C. Galindo, Public Health Advisor, Indian Health Service and Erica Gourneau, RN, BSN, National Forensic Nurse Coordinator, Indian Health Service

February 16, 2018
by Minette C. Galindo, Public Health Advisor, Indian Health Service and Erica Gourneau, RN, BSN, National Forensic Nurse Coordinator, Indian Health Service

Today, 1 in 5 teens experience dating violence in some form. Teen dating violence is commonly associated with those between the ages of 12-19 although age ranges can vary and only one of the relationship partners may be a minor. It can also occur between a current or former dating partner.

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Health Care Coverage and Tax Season: What American Indians and Alaska Natives Need to Know

Raho N. Ortiz, Director of the Division of Business Office Enhancement, Office of Resource Access and Partnerships, Indian Health Service

February 14, 2018
by Raho N. Ortiz, Director of the Division of Business Office Enhancement, Office of Resource Access and Partnerships, Indian Health Service

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began accepting tax returns on January 29th, and the deadline to file is April 17th this year. If the only health coverage you have is through the Indian Health Service, and you do not have insurance, such as through your employer, the Marketplace, or through a ... Continue reading