As a result of the current Federal government funding situation, the information on this website may not be up to date or acted upon. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at www.opm.gov . Despite the lapse in appropriations, IHS will continue to provide direct clinical health care services as well as referrals for contracted services that cannot be provided through IHS clinics. For more information on how IHS is impacted, visit: HHS Contingency Plan
We are very excited to announce the sneak peak of the newly redesigned IHS.gov - www.ihs.gov/redesign! There are so many reasons we did this redesign, but the major reasons are:
- Make IHS.gov more useful, move to format similar to other Federal websites, increase patient information, and make frequently sought information easier to find.
- Increase end user satisfaction through improved layout, functionality, and content.
Since the very first www.ihs.gov was developed, we have had a lot of our content categorized and focused on us - IHS employees - but we have acknowledged that it isn't what IHS.gov is for and hope this redesign helps you, our external users, find and accomplish the things you need to do.
Here are some of the changes:
- Implement a top horizontal navigation bar
- Feature Find Health Care and Job Search boxes on the home page
- Include sections dedicated to patients, providers, and communities
- More prominent Director's Corner
- Freestanding webpages
- Easier to navigate, find, and promote as they will all have own web address
- Example: www.ihs.gov/tribalconsultation
- Created a searchable Newsroom that includes:
- Congressional Testimony
- Director's Blogs
- Director's Speeches
- Fact Sheets
- Press Releases
- Reports to Congress and Tribal Leader Letters
- Includes LOTS more images!
- Updated and new content
Please take a look, play around and let us know what you think by emailing us at email@example.com.