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
National Nurses Week
Every year we celebrate National Nurses Week from May 6 to 12 and honor the contributions and dedicated service of nurses throughout Indian Country. The theme this year is "Nurses Leading the Way," and it describes the critical role our nurses play by providing compassionate care, embracing health care reform, enhancing patient care coordination, and improving patient outcomes.