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June 2016 Blogs

Pediatric dentists help prevent tooth decay for children

RADM Ty Reidhead, Acting Area Director, Phoenix Area Indian Health Service

June 10, 2016
by RADM Ty Reidhead, Acting Area Director, Phoenix Area Indian Health Service

Dr. Mary Beth Johnson’s path took her from the farms of Ohio to the Hopi Reservation in Arizona where the desert has been farmed for centuries. She now has the unique opportunity to provide dental care to families – everyone from toddlers to their great, great grandmothers – at the ... Continue reading


DEADLINE EXTENDED: Tribal Management Grants Available for Tribes and Tribal Organizations

Michelle EagleHawk, Acting Director, Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes, Indian Health Service

June 8, 2016
by Michelle EagleHawk, Acting Director, Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes, Indian Health Service

UPDATE: The Indian Health Service extended the application deadline to Friday, June 17 Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov for the Tribal Management Grant Program Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov, a competitive grant for federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations that is administered ... Continue reading


Men's Health Month: Be Vigilant About Your Healthcare

CAPT Michael Weahkee, Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Indian Medical Center

June 8, 2016
by CAPT Michael Weahkee, Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Indian Medical Center

Jason Miller, a patient at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC), shares his experience and words of advice, "Men have to be aware of where they stand in terms of overall health. It's common knowledge that everyone gets older. You think you're 25 forever, but you're not. It's like personal ... Continue reading


IHS works with Uniformed Services University School of Medicine to train new doctors

Dr. Susan Karol, Chief Medical Officer, Indian Health Service

June 7, 2016
by Dr. Susan Karol, Chief Medical Officer, Indian Health Service

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov held their commencement ceremony on Armed Forces Day, May 21, at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.  The event incorporated the traditions of both the uniformed ... Continue reading


CDR Sanderson: USPHS Clinician of the Year

RADM Ty Reidhead, Acting Area Director, Phoenix Area Indian Health Service

June 6, 2016
by RADM Ty Reidhead, Acting Area Director, Phoenix Area Indian Health Service

On May 18, the United States Public Health Service Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov (USPHS) Commissioned Corps presented CDR Dorothy Sanderson with the 2016 Physician Professional Advisory Committee Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov (PPAC) Clinician of the Year award in recognition of her ... Continue reading