IHS Spotlight - (GET THE FLASH PLUGIN)
Whooping Cough –
also known as Pertussis – is a disease that causes severe coughing and breathing problems, especially in infants. Pertussis is spread by someone with the disease when they cough or sneeze. The bacteria that causes pertussis then gets into the air in tiny droplets that can spread to anyone close by. The best way to prevent pertussis is to get vaccinated. Find out more about pertussis and how to protect yourself, your family and your community
Go Green -
Sustainability is defined as living an environmentally responsible and healthy lifestyle. The Indian Health Service is committed to preserving the natural environment by promoting positive stewardship. We all share this responsibility. Join us in making the future a better place for our children. Go Green.
Tribal Consultation Summit -
The purpose of this Summit is provide American Indians and Alaska Natives a one-stop-shop opportunity to learn about current IHS Tribal Consultation Activities; hear updates from IHS tribal workgroups and committees; and provide feedback and recommendations. Tribal leaders, administrators, health directors, federal staff, and other interested parties are encouraged to attend.
Find Health Care -
Finding health care just got easier! The new Find Health Care website gives you quick and easy access to find your nearest IHS, Tribal or Urban Indian Health Program (UIHP) facility. You can enter your address and find the nearest health facility and you can also search facilities by their information. Once you've found a facility you'll be able to see the address, phone number, website and even get driving directions.
Did you know that breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of childhood obesity, diabetes, allergies and asthma, and many types of infections such as upper respiratory, gastro intestinal, necrotizing enterocolitis? The 14 Indian Health Service maternity hospitals are working to adopt the World Health Organization’s 10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and to be designated as a "Baby Friendly Hospital" by Baby Friendly USA. IHS is launching a website devoted entirely to this initiative.
Social Media -
Social media websites such as Facebook are vital for information sharing and interaction with people outside of the business place. For IHS this provides an additional way to share with patients, providers, tribes and the general public. While we are early in our adoption of social media we have established several pages.