December 2015 Blogs
December 23, 2015
by CAPT Michael Weahkee, Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Indian Medical Center
The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) recently selected LCDR Jennefer Kieran as the recipient of the Military Health Service's Female Physician Award for Junior Public Health Service.
At the recent Federal Health 2015 conference in San Antonio, a select group of military ... Continue reading
December 22, 2015
by Dr. Susan V. Karol, Chief Medical Officer, Indian Health Service
Last week, I was pleased to join Michael Botticelli, director of National Drug Control Policy at the White House, to announce that IHS will be equipping Bureau of Indian Affairs law enforcement officers with naloxone for responding to opioid overdose.
Naloxone is a medication that reverses the ... Continue reading
December 11, 2015
by LCDR Sean Bennett, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, U.S. Public Health Service and Zero Suicide Lead in the IHS Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Division of Behavioral Health
Earlier this month, the Indian Health Service co-sponsored the very first Zero Suicide Academy™ for American Indian and Alaska Native healthcare leaders, along with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center in Phoenix, Arizona. This two-and-a-half-day event is part of the IHS commitment to continuous ... Continue reading
December 10, 2015
by Geoffrey Roth, Senior Advisor to the Director, Indian Health Service
Today is a special day. Today is the first National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Two Spirit (LGBT2S) Tribal Day of Action on the Affordable Care Act. On this day, as we encourage outreach and education across Indian country, we also remind ourselves and those we serve that everyone deserves ... Continue reading
December 9, 2015
by Robert E. Pittman, Acting Director, Scholarship Program and Director, Division of Health Professions Support
The IHS Extern Program application cycle opened December 1, 2015 and the deadline for applications is Friday, January 15, 2016. The Indian Health Service Scholarship Program provides qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professions students an opportunity to establish an educational ... Continue reading
December 2, 2015
by Dorothy Dupree, Area Director, Phoenix Area Indian Health Service
On November 18, 2015, the Phoenix Area Indian Health Service and the Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC) hosted a Benefits Fair in support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Native American Week of Action. The event was coordinated by a number of organizations committed to providing education, From ... Continue reading
December 1, 2015
by Lisa Neel, IHS National HIV/AIDS Program Coordinator
We know what it takes to prevent HIV infections and improve the lives of people living with HIV.
For World AIDS Day this year, the theme is The Time to Act is Now. The Indian Health Service is acting by reaching the right people, in the right places, with the right practices, as recommended ... Continue reading
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