Executive Leadership Change at the Tucson Area Office
Dr. Yvette Roubideaux named Dixie Gaikowski as the Director of the Tucson Area Indian Health Service (IHS), effective January 25, 2015. Ms. Gaikowski is an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe. In her position, Ms. Gaikowski is responsible for the Area's financial programs and management. The Tucson Area provides technical assistance on the primary and community outreach programs for health services to the Tohono O'odham Nation and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. The Area also provides urban health care services through the Tucson Indian Center, which provides community health outreach, education, prevention, and referral services, including case management, advocacy, and transportation.
In addition to the above, the Division of Environmental Health & Engineering (DEHE) provides the three following main programs designed to improve public health. The Sanitation Facilities Construction (SFC) provides technical and financial assistance to tribal communities for cooperative development of safe water, wastewater, and solid waste systems. The Environmental Health Services (EHS) provides community and institutional environment health services to individuals, tribal communities and governments. The Facilities Management assists in managing the engineering operation of buildings and grounds so that health care services can be effectively provided to the user population.
To provide the highest quality health services to our communities through partnerships that promote open communication, trust, and respect.
Working together and living a healthy way of life.