To raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.
To ensure that comprehensive, culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people.
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.
Developed with input from staff and Tribes as a strategic framework to focus agency activities and priorities for changing and improving the IHS:
» Assessing Care
» Improving How We Deliver Services
» Addressing Behavioral Health Issues
» Strengthening Management
» Bringing Health Care Quality Expertise to IHS
» Engaging Local Resources