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IHS Dietitians and Public Health Nutritionists
Dietitians and nutritionists serving within the IHS can fill many roles and are instrumental in incorporating nutrition education into the health and education programs serving American Indian and Alaska Native people. Just a few of the roles held by dietitians and nutritionists within clinic and hospital settings are as supervisory dietitian, clinical dietitian, and clinical nutrition specialist. Public health nutritionists work throughout the various areas of IHS in community outreach efforts to improve the health of the populations they serve. Dietitians may also work within program management as coordinators, case managers, and consultants. Opportunities are not confined to those listed here, as dietitians may also fill non-traditional roles within the IHS/Tribal/Urban systems.
To learn more about IHS Dietitians and opportunities to work in Indian health: