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Indian Health Service functions & responsibilities

Select one public sector not-for-profit health agency within the United States health care system. Describe the type of health organization: government, quasi-government, or voluntary. Examples include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Indian Health Service, Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO), the American Heart Association, and teaching hospitals. Explain the agency's function and responsibilities. Identify at least three stakeholders impacted by this component and how they are affected. This will require in-depth research into the organization. At least two references are required.

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The motto of the Indian Health Service (I.H.S) is "A Circle of Healthy Livestyles For American Indians and Alaska Natives." The I.H. S. is a US governmental entity, serving the American Indian, and additional stakeholders of the department are the Native American individual, as well as the Native community at large.

The mission of is. "To raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. The Goal... to assure that comprehensive, culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people. The Foundation... to uphold the Federal Government's obligation to promote healthy American Indian and Alaska Native people, communities, and cultures and to honor and protect the inherent sovereign rights of Tribes."

The I.H.S. is an agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services, which is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provision of health services to members of federally-recognized tribes grew out of the special government relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes. This relationship was established in 1787 and is based on Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. Its foundation is from numerous treaties, laws, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive Orders. The I.H.S is the primary federal health care provider and health advocate for Native American, and its goal is to raise their health status to the highest possible level.

The offices and facilities across the US are in Aberdeen Area, serving North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska; Alaska; Albuquerque, serving New Mexico, Colorado, and Texas; Bemidji Area serving Indiana, Minnesota, ...

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The Indian Health Service is featured. The US Department of Health and Human Services is an agency which services the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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