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Item 2  Indian Health Summit - July 7-9, 2009
Item 2  Indian Health Information Management Conference, December 15-19, Phoenix, AZ
Item 2  Influenza Vaccination of Health Care Personnel
Item 2  Quality of Care
Item 2 Contract Health Services Website
Item 2 Robert G. McSwain Confirmed as Director of the Indian Health Service

IHS Resources list Starts Here.
Item 1 Emergency Preparedness
Item 3 Job Vacancies Database
Item 4 UpToDate Online
Item 5 Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Item 6 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

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Item 1 IHS/HHS WebMail
Item 2 Frequently Asked Questions
Item 3 Find An IHS Employee
Item 4 IHS Calendar
Item 5 IHS List Serv
Item 6 My IHS Portal
Item 8 Information Security Awareness
Item 9 Grants.govKey I H S Links End Here.

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Indian Health Service (HQ)
The Reyes Building
801 Thompson Avenue, Ste. 400
Rockville, MD 20852-1627

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Item 1 Budget Formulation
This site provides information for IHS Budget Formulation activities which are managed by the Division of Budget Formulation within the Office of Finance & Accounting located at IHS Headquarters. Located within this site you will find the annual Congressional Justification budget requests, historical information on IHS appropriations and the latest budget formulation news.

Bullet Image. Start of Page Links. Item 2 Business Office Enhancement
A program designed for Business Office personnel to provide guidance on RPMS Revenue generation applications, Business Process tools, Management tools and HIPAA guidance.

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Item 3 Chief Clinical Consultants
The organization of the Chief Clinical Consultants (CCC) of the United States Indian Health Service.

Item 4 Collaborations with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Information about health care services available for American Indian and Alaska Native veterans.

Item 5 IHS Commissioned Corps – U.S. Public Health Service (PHS)
The US Public Health Service provides a vital role to the Indian Health Service. Information and documents concerning IHS PHS officer guidelines, requirements, current events and contacts can be found here.

Item 6 Community Health Representative (CHR) Program
Offers support and assistance to tribal health paraprofessionals known as CHRs in providing community based health care outreach, health promotion and disease prevention services to AI/AN populations.

Item 7 Community Suicide Prevention
The purpose of the Indian Health Service’s (IHS) Community Suicide Prevention Website is to provide American Indian and Alaska Native communities with culturally appropriate information about best and promising practices, training opportunities, and other relevant information regarding suicide prevention and intervention. The goal of the Website is to provide Native communities with the tools and information to create, or adapt to, their own suicide prevention programs.

Item 8 Child Abuse Project
The Child Abuse Project is a coordinated effort between two government agencies (Office for Victims of Crime and Indian Health Service) to provide equipment, training, and resources to medical providers within the Indian Health Service and Tribal programs on the medical evaluation of child abuse.

Item 9 Contract Health Services
This website was created to provide information to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients on the CHS program requirements for medical/dental care.

Item 10 Contract Health Service Data Quality Work Group
CHS Data Quality Work Group was formed to investigate and resolve CHS problems in the data repositories.

Item 11 Director's Initiatives
Provides information about the IHS Director's 3 Initiatives which were developed to reduce health disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native people. The 3 initiatives focus on:
  1. Health Promotion/Disease Prevention;
  2. Behavioral Health; and
  3. Chronic Care Initiative.
Item 12 Divisions of Grants Operations and Grants Policy
The IHS Grants Website is the focal point for IHS grant policies, guidelines, and funding opportunities.

Item 13 Environmental Health and Engineering - Rockville
Health care facilities:
      - Engineering and construction
      - Program development
      - Engineering management support
Real property management
Sanitation construction and environmental engineering
Environmental health services

Item 14 Environmental Health Support Center
Sponsors training courses on a wide variety of subjects related to the programs of the Indian Health Service's Office of Environmental Health and Engineering.

Item 15 Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP)
A leadership program designed for executives in federal, tribal, and urban Indian health care systems, Indian organizations or those interested in Indian health care by improving leadership competencies and improving network systems through partnerships, collaborations and alliances.

Item 16 FEHBP Disparity Index (FDI)
An index of relative equivalence or disparity of Indian health programs compared with the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan.

Item 17 Head Start Program
Assists Head Start American Indian Programs Branch (AIPB) grantees in the development of comprehensive health service programs for children and families.

Item 18 Health Education Program
Provides support, information, and resources to all health-care providers out in the field.

Item 19 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP)
Provides information about the Indian Health Service Prevention Initiative which is one of the Directors management priorities. Includes ideas, best practice and resources for community based interventions targeted at areas of disparity between American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) and the general United States population.

Item 20 IHS Human Resource Information, Guidance and Regulations
This site contains information for employees, supervisors and managers, Human Resources staff and applicants by offering multiple links describing employee benefits, delegations of authority, OPM regulations and HHS and IHS policy, guidance for supervisors and managers and includes an IHS wide directory for all Human Resources Staff as well as providing the first published directory of the five Regional Human Resource Offices identifying their coverage and functions. There are links to such HHS electronic initiatives as electronic Official Personnel Folder (eOPF), Defense Finance Accounting System (DFAS), MyPay, Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), Integrated Time and Attendance System (ITAS); as well as reports on status of requests for recruitment, placement, and other personnel activity, etc.

Section Highlights

  • Community Suicide Prevention
  • Contract Health Services
  • Health Education Manual
  • IHS Human Resource Information, Guidance and Regulations
  • IHS Partnerships Information
  • Medicare-Like Rates Information
  • National Supply Service Center
  • Physical Rehabilitation Services
  • Patient Education Protocols and Codes
  • Quality of Care
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  • Item 21 IHS Partnerships Information
    IHS Partnerships Website. Information on current collaborations and programs. Resources for developing collaborations to raise physical, mental, social and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to highest possible level.

    Item 22 Indian Health Performance Evaluation System (formerly ORYX ®)
    Developed to provide a mechanism within Indian Health to meet the Joint Commission ORYX ® initiative as well as the requirements of the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA)..

    Item 23 Medicare-Like Rates Information
    This web site is designed to provide IHS, Tribal and urban Indian staff useful information for implementing and benefiting from "Medicare-like" rates.

    Item 24 National Council of Chief Executive Officers (NCCEO)
    The purpose of the National Council of Chief Executive Officers (NCCEO) is to ensure that Indian Health Service (IHS) service unit chief executive officers (CEO) and their Tribal CEO counterparts effectively participate in the establishment and implementation of an Agency strategy to achieve the IHS mission.

    Item 25 National Supply Service Center
    The purpose of this site is to provide general and advanced information to federal, tribal, and urban facilities who purchase medical supplies or pharmaceuticals from any source around the country. We will also utilize the site to make available the NSSC to these facilities since we are the national program for the agency and are responsible for these services. In addition the site will provide a central link location for the growing list of prime vendors the NSSC has secured for the facilities which will provide quick access to ordering, vendor information, and alerts.

    Item 26 Office of Tribal Programs (OTP)
    OTP is responsible for functions that are critical to the IHS' relationships with tribal leaders, organizations, and other American Indian and Alaska Native groups. OTP is the Agency's principal liaison with Indian organizations and more than 562 federally recognized tribes. OTP is a national program providing information, technical assistance, and policy coordination in support of Indian self-determination. OTP is the primary focal point for Title I, Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act activities and implementation and direct service tribes.

    Item 27 Planning and Evaluation
    Funds IHS Research and Evaluation Projects, coordinates IHS Strategic Planning, Health Facilities Staffing and GPRA Activities in support of the overall mission of the IHS.
      - Government Performance and Results Act: Past, current and future status of the IHS government performance plan.

    Item 28 Program Integrity and Ethics Staff (PIES)
    Provides an information resource to IHS staff concerning integrity and ethics principles, and the Standards of Conduct for all employees of the Executive Branch.

    Item 29 Program Statistics
    A source of American Indian Alaska Native demographic and patient care information.

    Item 30 Self-Governance
    Provides information about the Self-Governance Title V negotiated rulemaking activities which are in progress.

    Item 31 TRANSAM
    Property Custodial Officers and Property Management Officers can reserve TRANSAM equipment on a first-come first-serve basis.

    Item 32 Tribal Health Programs
    Health care programs operated and managed by various tribal organizations.

    Item 33 Tribal Management Grants
    The Tribal Management Grant Program is a competitive grant program which assists Tribes and Tribal Organizations in assuming all or part of Indian Health Service programs, services, functions and activities through a Title I contract and to assist established Title I contractors and Title V compactors to further develop and improve their management capabilities.

    Item 34 Urban Health Programs
    Health care organizations for Native Americans operated in urban areas.

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