ihslogo2Indian Health Service (IHS) is an entity within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, whose mission is to “raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska natives to the highest level.” While IHS provides health services to about 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska natives, the organization struggles to maintain an adequate healthcare workforce, with vacancy rates over 31% at some sites. Through our partnership, HEAL physicians will help provide highly needed care to the underserved communities within Navajo Nation. In addition, HEAL Initiative will bolster local capacity by training existing IHS providers who show exceptional promise and passion in the areas of health, equity, action and leadership.