Tribal Health Program Support (THPS), originally the Health Information Office (HIO), was created in 1995 through an Indian Self Determination Education and Assistance Act (ISDEAA) P.L. 638 contract with the Indian Health Service (IHS) for the identified program, services, functions, and activities. Over the years, THPS has expanded to contract the Office of Tribal Activities, Diabetes Control Officer, Nutrition Program; and operates USET’s Tribal Epidemiology Center (TEC), Dental Support Center (DSC), and Diabetes Center. THPS provides up-to-date public health information, advocacy tools, policy analysis, and health promotion and disease prevention programming. THPS believes that elevating the health status of Tribal Citizens is integral in restoring and maintaining the heart, spirit, and soul common to every USET Tribal Nation.
USET Vax-A-Nation Vaccine Campaign
The USET Tribal Epidemiology Center recently released new materials explaining the dangers of COVID-19, addressing vaccine hesitancy and misinformation, and encouraging vaccination among Tribal citizens. Learn more and download materials.
Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP)
The care gap for indigenous seniors: Aging in place and long-term care on Native American reservations
IHS launches National Health Coach Pilot Project to strengthen health status of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Monthly THPS ECHO Sessions
Meet Our Team
Meet the highly skilled public health professionals that are devoted to improving the public health of our member Tribal Nations. Our staff has extensive experience in assessing, designing, and implementing data-driven public health programs.