Health

IHS Provides Decision on the 2018 IHCIF Formula

IHS Provides Decision on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Indian Health Care Improvement Fund (IHCIF) Formula On August 17, IHS sent a DTLL outlining decisions on the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Indian Health Care Improvement Fund (IHCIF) formula. This formula will be used to allocate the $72M in IHCF funding for FY2018. On June 8, 2018, IHS initiated a Tribal Consultation on the ...

VA Hospital Ribbon Cutting

July 21, 2018 / Denver (CO) –  RMICC was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony, marking the launch of the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center.  The $1.7Bil state of the art facility will offer new services that were not available via their old location.  The new facility begins accepting patients next week. Read more about the Ribbon Cutting event: ...

DIHFS: Summer Sun Safety

Living at a Mile High, it’s good to be mindful of these facts: Anyone can get skin cancer but there is a lot of things you can do to reduce your risk. Here are a few sun safety tips to remember this summer: For more sun safety information and tips check the CDC, WHO,and American Academy of ...

DIHFS POLICY UPDATE

Sliding Scale Fees Suzanne Freyta Front Office Manager | IT Coordinator DIHFS rolled out our new sliding fee discount program effective June 01, 2018. As a way to better serve to patients who are unable to provide tribal ID or Certificate of Indian Blood, a discounted fee will be offered according to the sliding fee scale and will follow the income guidelines of the Federal ...

DIHFS: Betty Gress Clinic

From the Desk of the Executive Director The Betty Gress Clinic Adrianne Maddux Executive Director I hope you are enjoying the summer season, and the happiness, peace and health it brings to you and all your loved ones! This year we celebrated 40 years of service in our American Indian/Alaska Native community. Our Board and past leadership have worked hard to lay the foundation ...

Denver Indian Health and Family Services: June is Men’s Health Month!

Did you know? Men are less likely than women to visit health providers for annual exams and preventative services Men are more likely than women to drink excessively 1 in 2 men are diagnosed with cancer compared to 1 in 3 women Men live about 5 years less than women The goal of Men’s Health Month is to bring awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early ...

Denver Health Foundation: Baby Of Baby

So many ways this year for you to “baby our babies!” May 09, 2018 As we think about Mother’s Day, just around the corner, we are reminded that there are many mothers in our community who struggle to provide even the most basic necessities for their newborns.  The Denver Health Foundation, through its Newborns in Need program, provides a Warm Welcome bag filled with new ...

May Is Mental Health Month: Denver Indian Health And Family Services

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally. Paying attention to both your physical health and your mental health can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery. Living a healthy lifestyle may not be easy but can ...

Denver Indian Health and Family Services: April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month WHAT is it? Oral cancer is abnormal cell growth in the oral cavity – the lips, the front two-thirds of the tongue, the gums, the lining inside the cheeks and lips, the floor (bottom) of the mouth under the tongue, the hard palate (bony top of the mouth), and the small area of the gum behind the wisdom teeth. HOW do I prevent it? More ...