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November 2022 Blogs

Indigenous Joy is Diverse and Powerful

Rick Haverkate, MPH, National HIV/HCV/STI Program Consultant, Indian Health Service

November 18, 2022
by Rick Haverkate, MPH, National HIV/HCV/STI Program Consultant, Indian Health Service

Transgender Awareness Week, celebrated from November 13 to 19, is an important moment for transgender inclusion. The Transgender Day of Remembrance is also observed on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia.

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IHS Announces Vaccine Strategy: Every Patient Will Be Offered a Vaccine When Appropriate

Dr. Loretta Christensen, MBA, MSJ, FACS, IHS Chief Medical Officer

November 17, 2022
by Dr. Loretta Christensen, MBA, MSJ, FACS, IHS Chief Medical Officer

As a critical public health prevention priority in our vulnerable service population, IHS advocates recommending vaccines to our patients. E3 focuses on 1) Every patient at 2) Every encounter should be offered 3) Every recommended vaccine when appropriate. Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov 

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IHS Releases Two Requests for Proposals to Support Health IT Modernization

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

November 16, 2022
by Mitchell Thornbrugh, Chief Information Officer and Director, Office of Information Technology, Indian Health Service

I am pleased to announce the release of two requests for proposals to modernize our health information technology infrastructure and provide an enterprise electronic health record system across Indian Country.

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