Managing Agency

Program Description

The Division of Environmental Health Services provides direct services and consultation to American Indian and Alaska Native communities and tribal governments on a variety of public health program elements. Examples of program elements include food safety, healthy housing, mass gatherings, safe drinking water, vector-borne and communicable disease control, community injury prevention, and safe community and health care facilities. The work of the Division of Environmental Health Services covers a wide variety of public health services and includes conducting inspections, investigations, community-based projects, and providing training for Tribal program managers and community members. We identify risk factors in the environment that can lead to negative health impacts and advise Tribes how to eliminate them or reduce their impact.  

General Program Requirements

To receive services from IHS DEHS, you must be a member of a federally recognized tribe that receives direct environmental health services from IHS and reside within the boundaries of the IHS Contract Health Service Delivery Area. 

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

There is no specific application process. For more information on the IHS Division of Environmental Health Services, please contact:

Indian Health Service 
Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Division of Environmental Health Services
5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 10N14C
Rockville, MD 20857

Or call:
IHS Division of Environmental Health Services: 301-443-1054

Or visit the IHS Division of Environmental Health Services homepage

Program Contact Information

Kelly Taylor
Director, Division of Environmental Health Services, OEHE
Kelly.Taylor@ihs.gov
310-443-1054

Additional Information

Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram Only for Tribes/Native Organizations
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?No

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