Veteran Community Care: Indian Health Service/Tribal Health Program

VA partners with the Indian Health Service and Tribal Health Program to provide eligible Alaska Native and American Indian Veterans with easier access to health care. The goal of this partnership is to provide Veterans with high-quality health care in a convenient, culturally appropriate setting; support excellent care coordination and collaboration; and promote resource-sharing between…

Four Directions of Wellness – Rethink Your Drink

♪ Yá’át’ééh and welcome to Four Directions of Wellness. I’m Roberta Diswood. (Navajo introduction of clans) Stopping sugary drinks is key to controlling blood sugar and weight. Not long ago, our guest Lavonna Johnson, who is a Nursing Assistant in the Women’s Health Clinic at Northern Navajo Medical Center, took notice of this cart and…

Four Directions of Wellness – Personal Health Record

♪ Yá’át’ééh and welcome to Four Directions of Wellness. I’m Roberta Diswood. (introducing clans) Your personal health record is one of the most important records you have. It contains most of your medical information over the course of your healthcare. Many of us may have a need to access our health record. The Indian Health…

How Food Regulations Make Us Less Healthy | Learn Liberty

How do you choose what to eat? Most people don’t realize how big of an influence government policy has over the food they buy and consume. Rent seeking, lobbying, and regulatory barriers all change the way food is produced and sold throughout American refrigerators and American stomachs. Rent seeking occurs when private individuals use politics…

Four Directions of Wellness – Chronic Pain Management

♪ Yá’át’ééh and welcome to Four Directions of Wellness. I’m Roberta Diswood. (Introducing clans) The National Center for Health Statistics estimates more than 130 people in the US die everyday from opioid related drug overdoses. The Center for Disease Control has identified that American Indians Alaska Natives had the second highest rate of death from…

Medicine Dish: Invest in Nutrition — Medical Nutrition Therapy and Reimbursement

[Kelly Acton] I’m a strong believer in MNT, I think coupled with good diabetes care that I as a physician can deliver, the nurses deliver, the physical therapist with the foot care, the eye care, all those things, it’s an integral part of it. [Dolores Addison] Both my parents are actually diabetic, so it’s one…

Four Directions of Wellness – Baby-Friendly Hospital

♪ Yá’át’ééh and welcome to Four Directions of Wellness. I’m Roberta Diswood. (introducing clans) In 2014, Northern Navajo Medical Center became a Baby-Friendly Hospital. Today, we will learn what that means and how it benefits moms and families. We have two guests. Antoinette Kleiner is a Lactation Consultant at Northern Navajo Medical Center. And Angelina…

The Truth Behind the Affordable Care Act – Learn Liberty

More than five years ago the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, was signed into law. Two years ago the law took affect. The question today is has it worked? Politicians promised that the Affordable Care Act would solve two important problems. It would put an end to decades of rising health care costs,…

Indian Health Service Career Opportunities

a career with the Indian Health Service offers an interdisciplinary approach to practicing medicine in some of the most adventurous and culturally rich areas of the country opportunity adventure purpose learn more at IHS gov or apply now at USAJOBS gov