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
National Nurses Week is observed annually from May 6 to 12 to honor the contributions and dedicated service of nurses throughout the country. This is a time for IHS to celebrate the role nurses play in caring for American Indians and Alaska Natives across Indian Country.