Self-Governance Communication & Education Tribal Consortium

IHS Initiates Tribal Consultation on Draft Policy to Expand Community Health Aide Program

IHS is inviting Tribal Leaders to provide comments on a draft policy statement that, if implemented, would begin a process of expanding the use of community health aides at IHS facilities across the country. Both facilities operated by the federal government and Tribally operated facilities could see expanded opportunities under the new policy for these aides, a group that could include dental health aide therapists and community health representatives.

Comments from Tribes are due by July 29, 2016 as described in this Dear Tribal Leader Letter.

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