COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Department of Health and Human Services seeks to ensure that all tribal health programs and urban Indian organizations have the choice on how they receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Tribal Nations prepaid for our healthcare," Walker River Paiute Tribe Chairwoman Amber Torres said. "Our Treaties require the federal government to fund our people’s care for the next seven generations and beyond."

U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-Arizona) advocated for a reduced cost-sharing burden for Arizona’s tribes hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Members of Congress are seeking answers following reports that the Indian Health Service purchased $3 million of potentially substandard respirator masks from a company founded by a former White House aide and distributed those masks to Navajo Nation hospitals.

The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in American Indian and Alaska Native adults decreased significantly from 2013 to 2017, according to a new study.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar congratulated Michael Weahkee for being confirmed as the new director of the Indian Health Service.

The Senate unanimously approved the nomination of Michael Weahkee as Director of the Indian Health Service.

The Indian Health Service is leveraging its close partnerships with tribes, tribal and urban Indian organizations, and state and local public health authorities to coordinate a comprehensive public health response.