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October 2012 Blogs

Posted on Oct 16, 2012

National Council of Urban Indian Health Meeting

IHS met with the National Council of Urban Indian Health leadership in September and we discussed our partnership activities. Here is a picture from the meeting:

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Posted on Oct 15, 2012

Tribal Delegation Meeting: Muscogee (Creek) Nation

A Tribal Delegation Meeting was held at IHS Headquarters in September with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Here's a picture from the meeting:

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Posted on Oct 12, 2012

Tribal Delegation Meeting: California Area Tribes

At the National Indian Health Board Annual Consumer Conference, IHS and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services held a tribal delegation meeting with the California Area Tribes. Here are pictures from the meeting:

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Posted on Oct 11, 2012

National Indian Health Board 29th Annual Consumer Conference

I attended the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) 29th Annual Consumer Conference in Denver, CO. NIHB was also celebrating their 40th anniversary. Many participants mentioned that this was the best conference they could remember, mainly because the agenda included so many timely topics and relevant information. I provided an update on IHS progress on our activities to change and improve the organization and the services we provide, and was able to show some improved outcomes. Other federal partners held sessions at the meeting, and a significant portion of the agenda was devoted to information on the Affordable Care Act and all the work that Tribes are doing to ensure they benefit from the new law. I also was honored to help present the American Diabetes Association John Pipe Awards to the Cherokee, Choctaw, and Tohono O'odham Nation SDPI programs. Here are some pictures from the meeting:

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Posted on Oct 10, 2012

Tribal Delegation Meeting: Cherokee Nation

In September, I traveled to Oklahoma to meet with the Cherokee Nation. We discussed their successful management of their health care programs, current issues, and how we can continue to strengthen our partnership with the Tribe. Here is a picture from the meeting:

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Posted on Oct 1, 2012

Health Care Facilities Construction Consultation Update

As a follow-up to a previous blog posting in July on the IHS Health Care Facilities Construction Consultation, we have posted the 2011 Report to Congress on Estimated Need for Tribal and Indian Health Service Health Care Facilities. The complete report and latest IHS Health Care Facilities Planned Construction Budget is on the Tribal Consultation website.