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2011-08-01 09:00:00

RESTON, Va., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LightSquared(TM), the nation's first wholesale-only integrated 4G-LTE wireless broadband and satellite network, announced today the delivery of satellite devices for tribal nations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Arizona. These satellite phones represent LightSquared's commitment to assist the Indian Health Service (IHS), Tribes and Tribal Organizations in reaching American Indian and Alaska Native communities located beyond the reach of landline...

2011-05-03 14:33:00

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We cannot 'drill and fill' our way out of dental disease," said Dr. Matthew Neary, chairman of the American Dental Association's Council on Government Affairs, speaking before members of the House of Representatives today. "But we can prevent it--which is a more cost-efficient and a better way of reducing oral disease." Dr. Neary told lawmakers that the Indian Health Service's Early Childhood Caries Initiative, a program designed to...

2010-09-29 15:15:00

RESTON, Va., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- LightSquared(TM), the nation's first wholesale-only integrated wireless broadband and satellite network and the Indian Health Service (IHS), the lead federal agency to serve health needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) persons, announce the signing of an agreement through which LightSquared will donate satellite phones and associated service for use in AI/AN communities. All satellite phones will come with service provided free of charge...

2010-07-12 06:00:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the largest distributor of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, today announced that Dentrix Enterprise Dental Practice Management software received National Certification from the U.S. Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Information Technology and the Division of Oral Health. Based on receiving the National Certification designation, Dentrix Enterprise, which has been in use...

2010-05-26 09:58:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The creation of the Office of Indian Men's Health to complement the existing Office of Indian Women's Health within the Indian Health Service is a momentous achievement and important step toward improving the health of American Indian men and their loved ones. Men's Health Network (MHN) is thrilled that this essential health initiative was included in the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) which was made permanent on March 23, 2010 when...

2010-05-14 07:00:00

SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- In an exercise of its governmental authority, commencing June 1, 2010, the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians will assume control and responsibility for its own health and human services program. The federally and state funded program, known as Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families ("Tribal TANF") assists Native American families in need by providing services such as job readiness, education and training. The services will be...

2009-10-12 11:08:00

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Terra Telecom, LLC has teamed with Trans-Tel Central, a Native American-Woman-owned IT-solutions company, to continue providing advanced telecommunications solutions to Indian Health Services (IHS) throughout its 10 locations. IHS is an agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services providing health care and health care funding to American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes. Terra Telecom, an Alcatel-Lucent Business Partner, has worked...

2009-03-27 16:33:00

WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Dental Association (ADA) President John S. Findley, D.D.S., told the U.S. House Committee on interior appropriations charged with funding the Indian Health Service (IHS) that the IHS dental workforce, already understaffed, faces a significant number of retirements by the most experienced dentists. He pointed out that this occurs at a time when "childhood caries and periodontal disease among diabetics are rampant." Dr. Findley said...

2008-09-21 12:00:25

By CLIFTON ADCOCK The chief must sign the resolution to make it happen. TAHLEQUAH -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council has passed a resolution to establish three new medical clinics and a dental clinic in northeastern Oklahoma. The council also voted to allow employees of the Indian Health Services-operated W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital in Tahlequah to remain federal employees if they choose. The measure, which was sponsored by Councilor Tina Glory Jordan and passed by a vote of...

2008-09-01 12:00:21

By CLIFTON ADCOCK The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council voted Thursday evening to ratify an agreement with Indian Health Services to assume control of the W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital in Tahlequah. The tribe likely will assume operational control of the hospital, near the Tahlequah City Hospital, about Oct. 1, Principal Chief Chad Smith said. The vote, held at a special meeting, was 13-4 for ratification of the agreement. Smith said the tribe's takeover of the hospital, which now...


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