What is the INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE?

ABOUT THE I.H.S

By Dr. Dvid Edward Marcinko MBA CMP®

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According to Wikipedia, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is an operating division (OPDIV) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). IHS is responsible for providing direct medical and public health services to members of federally-recognized Native American Tribes and Alaska Native people. IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for Indian people.

The IHS provides health care in 36 states to approximately 2.2 million out of 3.7 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). As of April 2017, the IHS consisted of 26 hospitals, 59 health centers, and 32 health stations. Thirty-three urban Indian health projects supplement these facilities with a variety of health and referral services. Several tribes are actively involved in IHS program implementation. Many tribes also operate their own health systems independent of IHS. It also provides support to students pursuing medical education in order staff Indian health programs.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: I did a rotation at a Federally Qualified Health Center through the I.H.S. when I was a surgical fellow back in the day. I enjoyed it immensely. Consulting services since then.

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Indian Health Service Announces Expansion of Specialty ...

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GOVERNMENT: https://www.ihs.gov/

CONGRESS: https://blog.petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/2021/06/03/indian-health-service-biden-congress/

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