The Bemidji Area Indian Health Service invited Minnesota AHEC to participate in their Fall 2010 Indian Health Services, Tribal, Urban (I.T.U.) Health Directors Meeting on Wednesday, October 27th.
The meeting was held in Bloomington, MN and was attended by health care administrators from health care facilities that serve tribes in the Bemidji Area Indian Health Service(IHS) region, which covers Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin.
In the Bemidji IHS region, there are 24 health centers and 33 health stations operated by tribes. In addition, there are five urban Indian health programs operating under the authority of Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.
Other guests included Shriners Hospitals for Children -- Twin Cities and the National Health Service Corps. Both programs share in the mission to improve health care access and support the health care workforce.