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2004 Press Releases

CMS, IHS Announce Special Medicare Drug Card for American Indians, Alaska Natives (October 13, 2004)

Indian Health Service Sponsors American Indian and Alaska Native Health Summit
(August 23, 2004)

Indian Health Service Headquarters Begins Reorganization (August 20, 2004)

HHS Announces $700,000 for Tribal Self-Governance
Cooperative Agreements
(July 12, 2004)

IHS Targets $24.7 Million to Address Diabetes Prevention/Complications among American Indians and Alaska Natives (June 30, 2004)

Tucson Area Indian Health Service and Tohono O'odham Nation to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Westside Helth Center (May 14, 2004)

Department of Health and Human Services and Otoe Missouria Tribe Dedicate a New Wellness Center (May 14, 2004)

IHS Receives First SIDS Risk Reduction Resource Kit From the CJ Foundation
(May 6, 2004)

HHS and Tribes Dedicate New Hospital in Winnebago, Nebraska (April 8, 2004)

HHS and Tribes Dedicate New Health Center in Pawnee, OK (March 29, 2004)

IHS Achieves High Rating in Annual HHS Performance Review - and Electronic Health Record begins implementation and use later this year (March 4, 2004)

President Proposes 1.6% Increase for FY 2005 IHS Budget (February 2, 2004)

President Signs FY 2004 Budget: 2.5% Increase for IHS (February 2, 2004)

HHS/IHS/ANA Awards $1 Million in Grants for Indian Children and Youth Programs (January 12, 2004)

2003 Press Releases

Donald Lee Selected as IHS Aberdeen Area Director (December 10, 2003)

Medicare Bill has Benefits for Indian Country (December 9, 2003)

IHS Teams with NIKE to Promote Health (November 19, 2003)
For an signed copy of the MOU with NIKE, click here!

Employees Honored at 2003 National IHS Director's Awards Ceremony (November 12, 2003) For a copy of the Awards Book, click here!

IHS Physician (Dr. Ossowski) Selected as 2004 National Family Physician of the Year. (October 19, 2003)

Phoenix Area Hospitals First in IHS to Receive Critical Access Hospital Designation (August 21, 2003)

Eight More Ambulances Reach Indian Country Through HHS-DOD Project (August 20, 2003)

HHS Secretary Thompson Swears in Dr. Grim as 7th Director of the IHS (HHS Release, August 6, 2003)

HHS Awards $1.2 Million to Build New Clinic in Chenega Bay, Alaska (HHS Release, August 6, 2003)

Charles W. Grim Confirmed on July 16, 2003, as Seventh Director of the Indian Health Service (July 17, 2003)

IHS Pharmacist (Dr. Jim Bresette) Selected as 2003 Maryland Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year (June 12, 2003)

IHS Receives HHS Energy and Water Management Awards (May 20, 2003)

Suicide Prevention Week - IHS encourages knowing the warning signs (May 5, 2003)

IHS FY 2003 Appropriation Results in 3.3% Increase (May 1, 2003)

IHS Physician (Dr. Eric Ossowski) Selected as 2003 Arizona Family Physician of the Year (May 1, 2003)

Increasing Access to Care - Ground breaking for new IHS Health Center for Navajo Nation (April 11, 2003)

IHS Issues 10-Year Strategic Plan (April 4, 2003)

Warm Springs Tribes and IHS Begin a Study to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of Tooth Decay (March 7, 2003)

* HHS and VA sign Agreement to Improve Health Care for American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans (February 25, 2003)

* President Releases FY 2004 Budget Request for IHS - release with links to additional budget documents and statements (February 3, 2003)

* HHS Makes More Ambulances Available to Tribal Emergency Programs (January 29, 2003)

* IHS Annouces Launch of Web-Based PHOTO GALLERY (January 29, 2003)

*CMS to Extend Medicare Satellite Network to IHS and Indian Tribes (January 24, 2003)

* HHS Announces $114 Million Budget Request Increase for IHS Sanitation Construction. (January 17, 2003) (This link will take you to the HHS press release on the HHS website)

2002 Press Releases

* IHS Launches New Web-based Incident Reporting System (December 19, 2002)

* IHS National Director's Awards Presented to Employees at November Awards Ceremony (December 19, 2002)

* HHS Announces $100 Million in Grants to Prevent and Treat Diabetes Among American Indians and Alaska Natives - IHS to Distribute Funds (HHS Release, December 10, 2002)

* Study Identifies SIDS Risk Factors Among American Indian Infants (December 3, 2002)

* Indian Health Service Executives (Margo Kerrigan and John Hubbard) Receive Presidential Rank Award (December 2, 2002)

* HHS Receives Award for Excellence in Energy Performance at the IHS Blackfeet Hospital (November 20, 2002)

* HHS Co-Sponsors International Traditional Healing Conference (November 12, 2002)

* HHS/IHS Publishes Compendium of Research on American Indian and Alaska Native Domestic Violence (October 22, 2002)

* Aberdeen Area Infant Mortality Study (October 10, 2002)

* IHS Awards $1.7 Million in Grants for Recruitment and Retention of Health Care Professionals in Indian Health Programs (October 1, 2002)

* HHS Awards $4.5 Million to Support American Indian and Alaska Native Research Centers (September 12, 2002)

* HHS/IHS Signs Contract with Navajo Nation to Provide Health Care Services (August 30, 2002)

* Charles W. Grim Appointed as IHS Interim Director (August 28, 2002)

* Tribal Health Programs Have Until Sept. 1 to Register Interest in Funding to Establish a Rural Assistance Center (August 23, 2002)

* Roundtable Report Released on Key Issues of Long-Term Care for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders (August 17, 2002)

* HHS Announces $250,000 for Dental Services for Alaska Natives and Village of Nondalton to Receive Ambulance (HHS release, August 4, 2002)

* HHS and IHS Dedicate Newest Hospital (Fort Defiance) for Navajo Nation (HHS release, July 25, 2002)

*Secretary Thompson Makes Ambulances Available to Tribal and IHS Emergency Programs (July 13, 2002)

*Portland IHS Area Receives Energy Conservation Efforts Receives Award. (June 13, 2002)

*Secretary HHS Signs MOU with Canada on Indigenous Health on May 13, 2002.  IHS to administer MOU for U.S.   Copy of signed MOU available here. (June 5, 2002)

* IHS Officer Promoted to Rear Admiral (Eric B. Broderick, D.D.S., M.P.H.) (May 23, 2002)

* IHS Selects Pete Conway as Billings Area Director (May 16, 2002)

* The Indian Health Leadership Council Issues FY 2002 Annual Work Plan for the IHS (March 27, 2002)

*  Third Report Reveals Challenges Remain to Improve American Indian and Alaska Native Oral Health (February 26, 2002)

* Cancer Health Coverage Expanded for American Indian and Alaska Native Women (February 21, 2002)

*  Special Report on Inhalant Abuse in Indian Country Available On-Line (February 19, 2002)

*  FY 2003 IHS Performance Plan and Related Documents Released (February 5, 2002)

*  FY 2003 IHS Budget Justification Documents Released (February 5, 2002)

*  President's Fiscal Year 2003 Budget Request Proposes 2% Increase for IHS (February 5, 2002)

* Guidelines Released to Address Cardiovascular Disease in American Indians and Alaska Natives (January 16, 2002)

2001 Press Releases

* National Director's Awards Presented to IHS Employees (December 19, 2001)

* IHS Receives 5% Budget Increase for FY 2002 (December 17, 2001)

* IHS Director Speaks at Dedication of Parker Health Care Center (for Colorado River Indian Tribes) (November 3, 2001)

* IHS Executives (Luana Reyes and Don J. Davis) Receive Presidential Rank Awards (October 16, 2001)

* IHS Headquarters Moves to New Location (801 Thompson Ave, Rockville, MD 20852-1627) (October 5, 2001)

* Appointment of New Senior Advisor to IHS (W. L. "Buck" Martin) (September 27, 2001)

* $3 Million in Grants Awarded for American Indian and Alaska Native Research Centers -- (September 20, 2001)

* IHS and NIH Continue Partnership in 2002 by Expanding Funds Available for American Indian and Alaska Native Research Centers -- (August 22, 2001)

* IHS Awards Grant to Oglala Sioux Tribe -- (August 18, 2001)

* IHS Awards Grants to Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians -- (August 17, 2001)

* IHS Awards Grants to Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians -- (August 15, 2001)

* IHS and Spokane Tribe Expand Health Services -- (August 10, 2001)

* IHS Physician (Dr. James Galloway) Acknowledged for Outstanding Contributions to Health in Arizona -- (July 30, 2001)

* HHS Tribal Consultation Report Now Available on the Web -- (June 20, 2001)

* IHS Oklahoma City Area Director (Charles Grim) Promoted to Rear Admiral -- (June 19, 2001)

* Mobile Breast Care Center van dedicated, Increases Access to Mammograms for American Indian Women of Northern Arizona -- (June 8, 2001)

* 3% Increase Proposed for Indian Health Service FY 2002 Budget -- (May 2, 2001)

* IHA and Nez Perce Tribe Dedicate Health Clinic -- (April 25, 2001)

* FY 2002 IHS Budget Request and GPRA Documents Released (and links to the HHS budget documents) -- (April 10, 2001)

*  FY 2002 HHS Budget Request Documents Released (and links to the IHS budget and GPRA documents) -- (April 9, 2001)

*  Comprehensive Indian Health Information Available On Line -- (March 29, 2001)

*  IHS Increases Emphasis on Indian Head Start Program -- Orietta Cuellar selected as Director of the IHS Head Start Program.  (March 1, 2001)

*  IHS Joins Coalition to Protect Hearing of American Indians and Alaska Natives - the WISE EARS! health education campaign. (February 28, 2001)

2000 Press Releases

* IHS Executives (Mike Lincoln and Kathleen Annette) Receive Presidential Rank Award (November 9, 2000)

*  IHS Receives 9% Funding Increase: President Signs FY 2001 Budget (October 19, 2000)

*  Duane Jeanotte Selected as IHS Deputy Director for Health Policy. (September 6, 2000)

*  President Signs Tribal Self-Governance Legislation for the IHS.  (September 5, 2000)

*  IHS Breaks Ground for New Comprehensive Health Care Facility for Winnebago and Omaha Tribes.  (September 5, 2000)

*  IHS and NIH form partnership for American Indian and Alaska Native research (August 3, 2000)

*  IHS, HCFA, and SSA Collaborate to Keep American Indians and Alaska Natives Informed of health benefits.  (August 3, 2000)

*  IHS Employee (Dee Hutchinson) Selected as Director of Alaska Native Medical Center (August 3, 2000)

*  IHS's Chief Medical Officer (Kermit C. Smith, D.O., M.P.H.) Promoted to Rear Admiral (June 13, 2000)

*  IHS Officer (W. Craig Vanderwagen, M.D.) Promoted to Rear Admiral (June 13, 2000)

*  IHS Director Speaks at Opening of Hopi Health Care Center (May 31, 2000)

*  IHS Employees Dick Church and Kevin Quinn Receive Secretary's Distinguished Service Award (May 22, 2000)

*  IHS Teams Receive Secretary's Distinguished Service Award (May 22, 2000)

*  Vida Khow, R.N., M.S.A., Receives National Achievement Award. (April 5, 2000)

*  FY 2001 Budget Proposes 9.25% Increase for IHS.  (February 8, 2000)

*  Michael Bird Elected President of American Public Health Association. (February 14, 2000)


1999 Press Releases

*IHS Co-Sponsors Health Conference “Crafting the Future of American Indian and Alaska Native Health Into the Next Millennium” in San Diego, December 9–11, 1999.  September 22, 1999.

*Appointment of New Senior Advisor. August 3, 1999.

*IHS in Final Testing Stage for Y2K Compliance. April 8, 1999.

*IHS National Union-Management Partnership Council Charter Signed. March 26, 1999.

*Indian Health Service FY 2000 Budget Authority—8% Increase Proposed. March 1, 1999.


1998 Press Releases

*IHS Fiscal Year 1999 Budget—Final Update. November 24, 1998.

*IHS Stands Behind Expanded National Crackdown on Drivers Who Don't Buckle Up Children. November 17, 1998.

*1998 National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month Activities. November 6, 1998.

*President Clinton Issues Proclamation for National American Indian Heritage Month. October 30, 1998.

*IHS Recognized With "Hammer Award". October 15, 1998.

*Addition of New Services to IHS Facility. September 28, 1998.

*Taylor Jones Satala, New Tucson Area Indian Health Service Director. September 25, 1998.

*James Lawrence Toya, New Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service Director. September 3, 1998.

*Doni Budlong Wilder, New Portland Area Indian Health Service Director. August 6, 1998.

*Trujillo Confirmed for Second Term as IHS Director. June 30, 1998.

*IHS Employees Receive Sanitarian of the Year Awards. June 25, 1998.

*IHS Clinical Support Center Receives Continuation of Accreditation. June 23, 1998.

*IHS Employee Appointed American Public Health Association Chairperson, May 5, 1998.

*New Alaska Area Native Health Service Director. February 18, 1998.

*President Proposes 1.8% Increase for Indian Health Service Fiscal Year 1999 Budget. February 13, 1998.

*Senior Advisor to the Director Brings Extensive Tribal Experience to the Agency. February 2, 1998.


1997 Press Releases

*Headquarters Faces Possible Reduction. October 1, 1997.

*Headquarters Restructuring: Questions and Answers. [Placed on line March 25, 1998]

*Tribal Consultation Policy Issued by Department of Health and Human Services. September 19, 1997.

*Indian Health Leaders Selected to Fill Key Positions. August 25, 1997.

*IHS Fiscal Year 1998 Budget Request. February 6, 1997.


1996 and older Press Releases

*Health Care Financing Administration Updates Medicare, Medicaid Rates for Indian Health Service Facilities. June 7, 1996.

*White House Press Release: Remarks by President In Historical Meeting with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Leaders. April 29, 1994.

* Dr. Trujillo Sworn In [April 8, 1994] As Sixth Director of the IHS.  April 15, 1994

*Older Press Releases can be found on the Public Information Archives page.



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