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August is National Immunization Awareness Month
Immunization plays an important role in keeping you, your family, and your community healthy. Vaccination helps prevent the spread of disease, especially to those who are most likely to suffer serious complications, such as infants, young children and elders. Talk to your health care provider to make sure your family is up to date on all the recommended vaccines.Next
National Breastfeeding Awareness Month
One of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant is to breastfeed. Although most mothers hope to breastfeed, and 81% of babies start out being breastfed, only 22% are exclusively breastfed 6 months later. This can be greatly improved through support from their families, friends, communities and clinicians.
- Breastfeeding Promotion and Support
- Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding
- Read the blog: Promoting Health Through Breastfeeding
2017 IHS Partnership Conference
The Indian Health Service Office of Resource Access and Partnerships is pleased to host the 2017 IHS Partnership Conference on August 22-24 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center in Denver, Colorado.
The three-day conference will feature expert speakers to discuss Revenue Generation, Purchased/Referred Care, Health Information Management, and Program Best Practices.Next
It’s great to spend time outdoors when the sun is shining and the weather is warm. However, the sun is also a source of intense ultraviolent (UV) radiation, which can be harmful. So when we spend time outdoors, we need to remember to take steps to protect ourselves and our families.Next
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