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Posted on Mar 6, 2015

CSC Update

Please see the Contract Support Costs Proposal in the FY 2016 President’s Budget [PDF-161KB] slides presented on today’s IHS All Tribes Call.


Posted on Feb 20, 2015

IHS Update

Please see email announcement [PDF - 84 KB]. Dr. Yvette Roubideaux is currently the Senior Advisor to the Secretary for American Indians and Alaska Natives, Department of Health and Human Services, and Mr. Robert McSwain is the Acting IHS Director.


Posted on Feb 10, 2015

NCAI 13th Annual State of Indian Nations Address

I attended the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 13th Annual State of Indian Nations Address in Washington, D.C., last month. Here is a picture from the event. You can view more pictures on the NCAI Flickr site. Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov

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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - NCAI 13th Annual State of Indian Nations Address in Washington, DC, January 2015


Posted on Feb 10, 2015

President Obama’s November 2014 Meeting with Tribal Leaders

Here is a photo of the Tribal Leaders who had the opportunity to meet with President Obama the day before the White House Tribal Nations Conference this past November.

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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - President Obama’s Meeting with Tribal Leaders,  November 2014


Posted on Feb 10, 2015

IHS Contract Support Costs Workgroup

I met with the IHS Contract Support Costs (CSC) Workgroup in January. We discussed the FY 2016 President’s Budget that contains a proposal to shift CSC to a mandatory appropriation and continued work on improving calculations of CSC need. Here are pictures from the meeting:

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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - Contract Support Costs Workgroup meeting, January 2015
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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - Contract Support Costs Workgroup meeting, January 2015


Posted on Feb 10, 2015

IHS Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting

I met with the IHS Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting in January. I also had the chance to deliver their 2013 IHS National Director’s Special Recognition Award for their great work on Affordable Care Act outreach and education through our National Indian Health Outreach and Education Initiative. I provided an IHS update, including information on the FY 2016 President’s Budget. Here are pictures from the meeting:

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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - IHS Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting, January 2015
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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - IHS Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting, January 2015
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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - IHS Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting, January 2015
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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - IHS Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting, January 2015
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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - IHS Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting, January 2015
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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - IHS Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee Quarterly Meeting, January 2015


Posted on Feb 10, 2015

Tribal Delegation Meetings – January 2015

IHS held Tribal Delegation Meetings with the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, the Ak Chin Indian Community, and the Quinault Nation. Here are pictures from the meetings:

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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association
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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - Ak Chin Indian Community
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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - Quinault Nation


Posted on Feb 9, 2015

NCUIH Board of Directors’ Meeting

I met with the National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) at their Board of Directors’ Meeting in January. Here is a picture from the meeting:

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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - NCUIH Board of Directors’ Meeting, January 2015


Posted on Feb 9, 2015

First Nations Health Authority – British Columbia

I met with representatives from the First Nations Health Authority of British Columbia to discuss their interest in learning more about IHS, since they were the first Native group to assume management of health care services from Health Canada. Here is a picture from the meeting:

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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - First Nations Health Authority of British Columbia


Posted on Feb 9, 2015

Center for Native American Youth Roundtable

I attended the Center for Native American Youth 16th Policy and Resource Roundtable: “Generation Indigenous” in January, where federal officials met with other representatives from organizations and with Native youth to discuss the President’s new initiative for Native youth. Here are pictures from the event:

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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - Center for Native American Youth 16th Policy and Resource Roundtable, January 2015
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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - Center for Native American Youth 16th Policy and Resource Roundtable, January 2015
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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - Center for Native American Youth 16th Policy and Resource Roundtable, January 2015
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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - Center for Native American Youth 16th Policy and Resource Roundtable, January 2015
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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - Center for Native American Youth 16th Policy and Resource Roundtable, January 2015
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    Thumbnail - clicking will open full size image - Center for Native American Youth 16th Policy and Resource Roundtable, January 2015