Indian Health Services

In·di·an Health Ser·vic·es

(HIS) (in'dē-ăn helth sĕr'vis-ĕz)
Branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that supplies medical and public health services to Native Americans and other indigenous peoples.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs and Indian Health Services have now received certification from the industry-sponsored Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission for meeting specific needs for security and identity controls as health information service providers using Direct messaging services.
Duane Uses Arrow, a former Bureau of Indian Affairs officer, said wait times at the local Indian Health Services clinic average about six hours.
Pilot programs utilizing the data to improve cancer care and services will take place at the English River First Nation Health Clinic, Ochapowace First Nation, Battleford Tribal Council Indian Health Services and with members of the MN-S.
Lohse was chair of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Central California Agency Policy Committee, vice president at the National Congress of American Indians, board member of Northern Valley Indian Health, member of the Bay Delta Public Advisory Committee and served on the National Indian Health Services Budget Committee.
Healing Histories: Stories from Canada's Indian Hospitals" discusses Canada's Indian health services throughout the beginning of the twentieth century and discusses how the treatment of tuberculosis allowed a bridging between the first nations people and the Canadian government after decades of oppression and cultural persecution.
Funded by Indian Health Services (IHS) and the Denali Commission, the facility includes an outpatient clinic, 18 inpatient rooms, including two labor and delivery suites, and a 15-bed long-term care center.
Nationwide, American Indians and Alaska Natives die at higher rates than other Americans from tuberculosis, alcoholism, motor vehicle crashes, diabetes, homicide and suicide, according to a Indian Health Services January 2006 fact sheet.
Just Move It is a national program created by Indian Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control to promote physical activity among American Indians.
In addition to the center, Miller has worked with the American Indian Health Services of Chicago and the Anawim Center, another Native American cultural center; both are in Uptown.
Pett wrote to the director of Indian health services, Dr.
Beginning in 1994, an Indian Health Services grant funded the development of a day treatment program on the Tohono O'Odham Reservation for adults disabled with mental illness.

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