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Bullet Image. Start of Page Links. Item 1 Aberdeen Area Youth Regional Treatment Center
The Aberdeen Area Youth Regional Treatment Center is taking an active role by providing a safe and nurturing healing environment that insures strict confidentiality. AAYRTC has designed a holistic multi-disciplinary approach with a strong Native American traditional/cultural base.

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Item 2 Behavioral Health Programs
This program combines services for mental health/social services and alcoholism and substance abuse.

Item 3 Chief Clinical Consultants
The Chief Clinical Consultants are advocates for improved patient care at Native Corporation, Tribal, Urban, and IHS programs. They provide consultation in the following specialty and professional areas: Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Anesthesiology, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Nephrology (Kidneys), Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Optometry, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistants, Podiatry, and Surgery.

Item 4 Child Health
This page provides information to Indian Health Service providers and consumers about American Indian and Alaska Native child health.

Item 5 Clinical Information Resources (CIR)
A gateway to health-related information for IHS providers.

Item 6 Clinical Support Center (CSC)
Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the Clinical Support Center serves IHS health program providers throughout the United States, by providing training, sponsoring continuing education, and publishing the monthly IHS Primary Care Provider.

Item 7 Consumer Health Information
A Web site designed for American Indian/Alaska Native people. This site presents links to easy to read health information that will help you learn more about your health.

Item 8 Dental
This Web Site introduces dental students and dentists alike to the many employment opportunities available in the IHS.
  - Continuing Dental Education: This web site provides tribal, urban, and IHS dental staff with a centralized system for requesting, approving, and managing continuing education in the dental disciplines.

Item 9 Desert Visions Youth Wellness Center
Desert Visions offers a 24-bed residential treatment center with a biopsychosocial treatment approach for youth between the ages of 12 and 18. Desert Visions primarily serves Tribes from the states of Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and parts of California.

Item 10 Diabetes
The IHS National Diabetes Program develops documents and sustains a public health effort to prevent and control diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Item 11 Elder Care Initiative
The goal of this initiative is to support the development of high-quality services for American Indian and Alaska Native elders.

Item 12 Epidemiology
The objectives of this program are to describe causes of morbidity and mortality, identify risk factors for disease, and prevent and control disease.

Item 13 Health Care Information
A gateway to various health care related websites, including, the Children's Health Insurance Program, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Healthfinder, Medicaid Information, Native Health History Database, Native Health Research Database.

Item 14 IHS HIV/AIDS Program
The IHS HIV/AIDS webpage will serve as another medium to build HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and mitigation capacity nationwide. Users can gather information, share resources, link to funding opportunities and Native HIV organizations, obtain clinical guidelines and free CE/CME as well as find out current IHS HIV/AIDS Program activities and planning.

Item 15 Injury Prevention
This website is aimed at decreasing the incidence of severe injuries and death to the lowest possible level while increasing the ability of tribes to address their injury problems.
  - Injury Prevention - Portland Area
Learn more about injuries in the Northwest and post your tribal news. Also find how to plan an injury prevention program, understanding data, training classes, and more.

Item 16 Kidney Disease Program
This site provides patients and family members with information on Chronic Kidney Disease (C K D) and to assist health professionals in improving care for people with C K D.

Section Highlights

  • Area Offices
  • Maternal Child Health
  • Women's Health
  • Physician Assistant Position Report
  • Physical Rehabilitation Services

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  • Item 17 Maternal Child Health
    Information for IHS providers and consumers about American Indian and Alaska Native contraception, pregnancy, gynecology, cancer, menopause, peri-menopause, adolescence, obstetrics, infertility, incontinence, midwifery, family planning, immunization, infectious disease, development, infant, pediatrics, genetics, and birth defects.

    Item 18 Medical Imaging Program
    This site provides information to consumers about the IHS diagnostic imaging activities of the Medical Imaging Program (MIP).

    Item 19 National Marrow Donor Program
    Each year, thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native patients are diagnosed with life-threatening blood diseases such as leukemia. For most, their only hope for a cure is a transplant of marrow or blood stem cells from someone who shares their tissue type. As an American Indian or Alaska Native, you can make a difference in the lives of other Native people by joining the National Marrow Donor Program Registry.

    Item 20 National Pediatric Height and Weight Study
    The objectives of the National Pediatric Height and Weight Study are to measure the height and weight of AI/AN children across the country in order to establish the prevalence of overweight in the following groups: 0-11 months; 12-23 months; 24-59 months; and each year starting from the 5th birthday through under 18 years of age and to compare the overall prevalence of overweight of AI/AN children to non-Indian children nationwide.

    Item 21 National Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (NPTC)
    The purpose of the National Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (NPTC) is to provide a forum for perpetual evaluation and updating of the Indian Health Service National Core Formulary (NCF), in order for it to remain current and relevant to medical practice across the Indian health care system

    Item 22 Nursing
    IHS Nursing program information and resources. Includes nursing employment, nursing council and continuing education information.

    Item 23 Nutrition and Dietetics Training
    A wide range of nutrition training tailored to Indian Health Service/Tribal/Urban paraprofessionals and professionals.

    Item 24 Optometry
    Describes the IHS Optometry Program, personnel systems, optometry residencies and student opportunities, and job openings for optometrists.

    Item 25 Pharmacy
    Information on training, jobs, residency programs, personnel systems, and career advantages.
      - Pharmacy Residencies

    Item 26 Pharmacy Issues
    This web site is designed to be a resource for IHS and Tribal staff to keep you up-to-date on developments related to Medication Acquisition (FSS, 340B and VA PPV), Formulary Issues (NCF and NPTC) and Reimbursement for Medications (CMS and other third party payers).

    Item 27 Phoenix Area Council of Nurse Administrators (PACONA)
    The Phoenix Area Council of Nurse Administrators (PACONA) is a network of nursing leaders providing a voice for Phoenix Area Nurses to maintain the integrity of nursing practice and to promote the delivery of quality nursing services to the ITU communities.

    Item < %= IndexItemNumber %> Physical Rehabilitation Services
    Information on physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and audiology within Indian Health Programs. Clinical resources, employee recognition, and current vacancy listing also available.

    Item 29 Physician Assistant Position Report
    Submit Physician Assistant Position Reports for your service unit or facility on-line.

    Item 30 Research Program
    Oversight of community-oriented practice-based research into health problems of and delivery of care to American Indian and Alaska Native people and communities, with major focus on improving their health status and their systems of care.

    Item 31 TrailBlazer Health Enterprises, LLC
    The IHS Medicare Part A Intermediary and Part B Carrier. Both Parts have sites dedicated to Indian Health facilities.

    Item 32. End of Page Links. Women's Health
    Information for Indian Health Service providers and consumers about American Indian and Alaska Native access to care, violence against Native women, and adult female cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, and other health issues.

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