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Innovations In Planned Care for the Indian Health System

  • Gallup Indian Medical Center
  • Albuquerque Service Unit
  • Warm Springs Service Unit
  • Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Center

The five Tribal sites are

  • Indian Health Council, Inc.
  • Cherokee Nation Health Services
  • The  Choctaw Health Center
  • Eastern Aleutian Tribe
  • Forest County Potawatomi Health & Wellness Center

And the Urban program is

  • The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center
  • Wind River Service Unit
  • Sells Service Unit
  • Whiteriver Service Unit
  • Rapid City Service Unit

Chronic Care Initiative Pilot Sites (IPC2)

Federal sites (16)

  • Cherokee Indian Hospital (Eastern)
  • Clinton Indian Health Center
  • Colville Indian Health Center
  • Fort Defiance Service Unit
  • Fort Peck Service Unit
  • Fort Yuma Health Center
  • Kayenta Health Center
  • Northern Cheyenne Service Unit
  • Phoenix Indian Medical Center
  • Pine Ridge Service Unit
  • Red Lake Hospital
  • Ute Mountain Ute Health Center
  • Wagner IHS Healthcare Facility
  • Wewoka Service Unit
  • White Earth Health Center
  • Yakama Indian Health Service

Tribal Sites (8)

  • Chickasaw Nation Health System
  • Chugachmiut
  • Fort Mojave Indian Health Center
  • Oneida Indian Health Service
  • South East Alaska Regional Health Center
  • Swinomish Health Clinic
  • Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center
  • Tule River Indian Health Center

Urban programs (2)

  • Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
  • South Dakota Indian Health Center

Innovations in Planned Care for the Indian Health System II (IPC II) WORD - 818KB

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I am pleased to announce an opportunity for participation in the expanded Innovations in Planned Care for the Indian Health System Collaborative (IPC II). Please review these materials carefully and consider participating in this groundbreaking work.

The Aim of the Chronic Care Initiative and the IPC-II collaborative is to support community and individual wellness and strength and reduce the prevalence and impact of chronic conditions. I am proud of what the original 14 IPC sites have accomplished in the past year, adapting the Care Model and using rapid cycle improvement methodology to chart a new course in care.

Now we have an opportunity for additional sites to join the IPC collaborative, refining the work of the past year and building the foundation for an Indian Health System with a focus on the patient, family, and community at the center of care and the improvement skills and tools to make this vision a reality.

I recognize that not all sites will be prepared at this point in time for participation in IPC II. This work requires IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian sites with a high degree of readiness and the will to drive fundamental change in their health program. Programs that do not participate in IPC II will have the opportunity to join the Chronic Care Initiative readiness learning community launching this spring.

I encourage IHS, Tribal, and urban Indian health programs to consider participation in IPC II. This work, part of the integrated initiatives in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Behavioral Health, and Chronic Care, is critical to the health and wellness of American Indian and Alaska Native people. I look forward to the innovative work you will do together over the next year.

Robert G. McSwain
Acting Director
Indian Health Service

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