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September 2016 Blogs

New "Global Recruitment" Plan to Streamline IHS Job Postings

Lisa Gyorda, Acting Director, Office of Human Resources

September 29, 2016
by Lisa Gyorda, Acting Director, Office of Human Resources

IHS is streamlining the recruitment process with a new Global Recruitment initiative. Global Recruitment will make it easier for health professionals to find and apply for jobs thus allowing hiring officials to fill critical vacancies faster. This new recruitment strategy is a top priority for the ... Continue reading


A Toolkit for Native Youth and Their Health Care Future

Raho Ortiz, Director, Division of Business Office Enhancement, Office of Resource Access and Partnership, Indian Health Service

September 29, 2016
by Raho Ortiz, Director, Division of Business Office Enhancement, Office of Resource Access and Partnership, Indian Health Service

Much of our native youth in tribal communities visit an Indian Health Service (IHS) facility for their health care needs - just like their parents, grandparents, and other family members. For some, the only health care system they are familiar with i ... Continue reading


Dental Externs Gain Valuable Experience in the Field

Timothy Lozon, D.D.S., Director, Division of Oral Health, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Indian Health Service

September 27, 2016
by Timothy Lozon, D.D.S., Director, Division of Oral Health, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Indian Health Service

For many students in dental school there is a requirement to fulfill an internship between their third and fourth year. The Indian Health Service’s Division of Oral Health (DOH) Dental Externship Program can provide that experience at 26 facilities across the United States. Externships can last ... Continue reading


World Environmental Health Day

CAPT Kelly Taylor, Director of the Division of Environmental Health Services, Indian Health Service

September 23, 2016
by CAPT Kelly Taylor, Director of the Division of Environmental Health Services, Indian Health Service

September 26, 2016 is World Environmental Health Day Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov. This day is recognized around the globe to honor the important work of environmental health professionals.

The IHS Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) delivers a comprehensive environmental ... Continue reading


Request for Comments: Proposed Rule For the Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund (CHEF)

Terri Schmidt, Acting Director, IHS Office of Resource Access and Partnerships

September 22, 2016
by Terri Schmidt, Acting Director, IHS Office of Resource Access and Partnerships

The comment period for the Proposed Rule for the Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund will close on October 31, 2016. Written comments by Tribes and Tribal Organizations can be e-mailed to consultation@ihs.gov.

An additional in-person tribal consultation session will be held at the National ... Continue reading


Recognizing Alzheimer's Disease: The First Step

Bruce Finke, MD, IHS Elder Health Consultant and Blythe S. Winchester, MD, MPH, Chief Clinical Consultant, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Indian Health Service

September 21, 2016
by Bruce Finke, MD, IHS Elder Health Consultant and Blythe S. Winchester, MD, MPH, Chief Clinical Consultant, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Indian Health Service

Mrs. B is worried. Last week her husband of over 50 years got lost driving home from church. Then he got mad at her for “talking too much and confusing me.” And, this wasn’t the first time. He’s been making a lot of mistakes with the bills and sometimes gets very irritable. ... Continue reading


Putting Patients First in Patient Registration

CAPT Michael Weahkee, Acting CEO, IHS Rosebud Service Unit

September 20, 2016
by CAPT Michael Weahkee, Acting CEO, IHS Rosebud Service Unit

Tobianne Aguilera is more than just an employee at the Patient Registration desk in the Rosebud Hospital. She’s a trusted friend to the patients that walk through the door or call every day. Patients feel comfortable talking with Tobianne because she always has a welcoming smile on her face, ... Continue reading


New Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Heart Toolkits Available

Ann Bullock, MD, Director, Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention, Indian Health Service

September 15, 2016
by Ann Bullock, MD, Director, Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention, Indian Health Service

The IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention (DDTP) is pleased to announce the release of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Heart Toolkits. The toolkits will help American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities implement local programs ... Continue reading