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
March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
The Indian Health Service is raising the awareness of colorectal cancer, a leading cause of cancer deaths among American Indian and Alaska Native men and women. Early screening is an effective way to reduce the number of deaths from colorectal cancer.