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DIHFS: From the Desk of CEO, A Place to Call Home

From the Desk of the Chief Operating Officer A Place to Call Home Adrianne Maddux Chief Operating Officer/Acting CEO DIHFS opened its doors at 2880 W. Holden Place on November 22, 2017. The evening before our move, I stopped by the new clinic. It was getting dark outside, and I wanted to do one final walk before movers made their mark on our freshly renovated clinic. I was ...

DIHFS: Join Our New Blood Pressure Program

Taylor Middleton, PharmD Candidate | 2018 University of Colorado, Skaggs School of Pharmacy The pharmacy at DIHFS has added a Hypertension (high blood pressure) Management Program to help patients reach their goal blood pressure of <130/80 mmHg.  We will work with your DIHFS providers to individualize care for patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure. Once ...

DIHFS: Managing Springtime Allergies

MEDICAL CLINIC Managing Springtime Allergies Tyler Alicks, ANP-BC Adult Nurse Practitioner Ah, the vicissitude of the seasons! For some, this time of year brings a sense of renewal and an excitement about the increase in temperature and chance for outdoor adventure, but for others, this transition represents a trying time of excess sneezing, watery eyes, and fatigue. This ...

DIHFS: Medicaid Health First Colorado

COMMUNITY Medicaid – Health First Colorado Amanda Harris, MS | Kelly Poleyestewa | Chris Barrientos Do you and your family… live in Denver County? have active Medicaid coverage? use Denver Indian Health and Family Services for your primary healthcare needs? If you answered YES to all these questions,please call Medicaid to update your plan! Here’s what you will need ...

Updated Sliding Scale Fee at DIHFS

DIHFS POLICY UPDATE Updated Sliding Scale Fee at DIHFS Starting May 2018, DIHFS will be updating it’s sliding scale fee for uninsured patients without proof of tribal enrollment. Are you wondering if that will effect you? Take a look a flow chart below Please note: DIHFS Behavioral Health services are for enrolled tribal members only. DIHFS Dental services accepts Health ...

SAMHSA New Behavioral Health Publications

Suicide Clusters within American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities This paper examines what is known about suicide clusters within American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations and uses that information to provide recommendations for stakeholders working to prevent and contain suicide clusters within AI/AN communities. Inventory#: SMA17-5050. Clinical Guidelines ...

Clinical Guidance to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

Clinical Guidance to Help Broaden Health Care Professionals’ Understanding of Medications to Treat Opioid Use Disorder   The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published new guidance to help expand healthcare providers’ understanding of using medications to treat people with opioid use disorder (OUD). Treatment Improvement ...

Allison Neswood Fights for Justice

By Kristin Jones Allison Neswood is a health care attorney for the Colorado Center on Law & Policy (CCLP), a Trust grantee and participant in Health Equity Advocacy, a group of organizations working together to build a strong and diverse field of health equity advocates in the state. Her job at CCLP is to advocate for access to health care and other basic needs, with a ...