At the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) we are committed to:
Please use these resources and links to promote public health in your community. This page features a What is Public Health pamphlet, resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and grant opportunities for your community.
While health care systems (like the Indian Health Service hospitals and clinics) serve the individual patient, PUBLIC HEALTH serves OUR Community.
Many professionals are part of our tribal Public Health system—everyone from health education teachers and nutritionists to emergency personnel and tribal police officers.
In Public Health, everyone plays a role when they are helping to keep our Native communities safe, clean and free of disease.
A healthy Native community gets sick less frequently and spends less money on health care; this means better economic productivity and an improved quality of life for all of Indian Country. Statistics show that Indian Country continues to lag far behind other communities in basic resources and services. This means our communities are more vulnerable to increased health risks and sickness. We can overcome these barriers by supporting and advancing our Public Health programs in our communities.
PublicHealth.org is dedicated to connecting patients, students and professionals to the latest and most useful healthcare information and resources available. The site has resources on addiction, communication, emergency management, heart disease, cancer, infectious diseases, aging, environmental health, and many other topics. http://www.publichealth.org
CDC- Office of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
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The Office of Minority Health
Healthy Minorities, Healthier America
Just Move It
Just Move It is a national campaign to promote physical activity for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Use the Just Move It website to learn how to start an activity in your own community, share information about ongoing programs, contribute stories and enter information in Just Move It's calendar.
The Indian Health Service is creating an inventory of Best (ie. Evidence-Based) Practice, Promising Practice, Local Effort (BP/PP/LE), Resources, and Policies occurring among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, schools, work sites, health centers/clinics, and hospitals.The purpose of the inventory is to
The National Indian Health Board is pleased to provide a link for you to become acquainted and familiar with the OSCAR system.
Click here to visit the IHS Online Search, Consultation, and Reporting System.