Indian Health Services

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Behavioral Health programs include community-oriented clinical and preventive services that are part of a broader, multidisciplinary health team that includes IHS, tribal, and urban Indian health facilities and staff.

Challenges facing American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and programs include substance abuse, trauma, forced cultural change, poverty, lack of economic opportunity, and limited access to services.

Indian Health Services is part of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. Eligible applicants must be health or allied health professionals

Eligibility Requirements:

  • US Citizen
  • Agree to sign a contract to work at an Indian health program priority site
  • Can begin service on or before September 30th for two continuous years of full time clinical practice
  • Have a degree in a health profession
  • Valid state license

Definition of Health Degree

Health Profession means allopathic medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatric medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, podiatric medicine, nursing, public health nursing, dentistry, psychiatry, osteopathy, optometry, pharmacy, psychology, public health, social work, marriage and family therapy, chiropractic medicine, environmental health and engineering, an allied health profession, or any other health profession.

LRP awards up to $20,000 per year for participants who sign up for two-year service contract for qualifying health professional education loans.

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