Indian Health Service


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Indian Health Service

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IHS

A bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, responsible for providing public health and medical services to Native Americans.
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(4.) Indian Health Service. Direct/CHS outpatient data: all-diseases, fiscal years 2001-2009, National Outpatient Information Reporting System.
The Oklahoma City Area Indian Health Service has implemented an area-wide initiative to connect the federally controlled Indian hospitals and clinics in the region with voice over IP (VoIP) to streamline services, centralise management, and reduce overall communications costs.
Five years ago, the couple moved to South Dakota to be closer to her family, and he began working full time at the Rosebud Indian Health Service.
Indian Health Service needs to call the nearest shelter and make sure there's follow-up."
The Winslow Service Unit of the Indian Health Service encompasses 1,600 square miles and serves over 14,000 people in the Navajo Area.
The PHS is a mammoth organization, and its professional staff populates not only the Indian Health Service, until recently the most important health care agency in Alaska, but also agencies across the national system, in the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration.
She designed and directs the Caring for Our Own Program that has been recognized as an exemplar by HRSA and the Indian Health Service. The program is a partnership with seven Montana and Wyoming Indian tribes to recruit and graduate American Indian baccalaureate-prepared nurses.
This proposed rule will allow VA to revise its schedule contracts in order to insert a mandatory clause that would "deem" prescription orders for medication units placed by beneficiaries of entitlement programs of certain federal agencies (DOD, VA, the Public Health Service (including the Indian Health Service), and the Coast Guard) to be agency orders of contract line items under a "virtual" depot system of procurement, even though the schedules provide only for sales of bulk quantities to government agencies.
"Health services were guaranteed by treaties entered into between the federal government and sovereign nations in exchange for land, mineral rights, resources and, during certain periods of American history, some personal rights and freedoms," says Charles Grim, assistant surgeon general and director of the Indian Health Service.
The HHS secretary oversees Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health and the Indian Health Service.
The Public Health Service and the Indian Health Service deliver care to thousands of underserved individuals.
The department will also fund efforts by the Administration on Aging to target rural, disabled, and non-English-speaking beneficiaries, and by the Indian Health Service to reach out to Native American beneficiaries.

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