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 Emergency Medical Services Week
This week, May 18 to 24, is National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. Every day people's lives depend on the quick reaction and skilled care of a wide range of emergency response personnel. Providing quality EMS services to American Indian and Alaska Native communities often involves administering patient care during long transport times and under harsh conditions.