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The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, 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-to-government relationship between the federal government and Indian Tribes. The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for Indian people, and provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives. The IHS Mission is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level... Professional environmental engineering services, such as the review of engineering plans and specifications for sanitation facilities, are often provided to tribes, tribal enterprises, and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) whether the project is funded by IHS or not. The SFC..
Also known as: Indian Health Service, Indian Health Service (IHS)