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2011 Letters

November 25, 2011

Dr. Roubideaux writes to Tribal Leaders to inform them of her decisions on issues related to IHS consultation on the Indian Health Care Improvement Fund and its formula [PDF - 62 KB]


November 9, 2011

Dr. Roubideaux writes Tribal Leaders to begin a formal consultation with Tribes regarding issues surrounding the Federal Advisory Committee Act [PDF - 124 KB] Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov


October 28, 2011

Dr. Roubideaux shares with tribal leaders progress made by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) on advancing Tribal self-governance in the work we as a Department do to improve health care and human services programs for American Indian [PDF - 717 KB]


October 11, 2011

Dr. Roubideaux writes to tribal leaders to begin a formal consultation on the 2007 Contract Support Cost Policy [PDF - 22 KB]


September 2, 2011

Dr. Roubideaux shares with tribal leaders an important update on the progress of the Indian Health Service, in conjunction with Tribal and Urban partners, in developing Agency behavioral health strategic plans [PDF - 32 KB]


July 5, 2011

Dr. Roubideaux writes Tribal Leaders with an update on the progress of our efforts to implement the reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) [PDF - 22 KB]


June 15, 2011

Dr. Roubideaux invites Tribal Leaders to attend the first Indian Health Service Tribal Consultation Summit, immediately followed by a half-day education session on the Affordable Care Act, scheduled July 6-7, 2011, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel [PDF - 38 KB]


June 6, 2011

Indian Health Service Chief Medical Officer Dr. Susan Karol responds to an increasing number of inquiries from patients and health care providers regarding the legality and prudence of using medical marijuana.


May 5, 2011

Dr. Roubideaux writes to Tribal Leaders with an update on several provisions that had deadlines as of the one year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and the Reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. [PDF - 41 KB]


May 2, 2011

Dr. Roubideaux writes to Tribal Leaders regarding her decision on the 2-year extension of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians as passed in H.R. 4994, the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010. [PDF - 22 KB]


March 28, 2011

Dr. Roubideaux writes to Tribal Leaders requesting consultation regarding sections 17 and 25 of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 (TLOA), Public Law 111-211, Sexual Assault. [PDF - 725 KB]


March 8, 2011

Dr. Roubideaux writes to initiate a consultation with Tribes on priorities for implementation of the updated Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of the Interior on Indian alcohol and substance abuse prevention and treatment [PDF - 725 KB]


February 9, 2011

Dr. Roubideaux writes about the progress of ongoing Tribal Consultation to improve the IHS Contract Health Services (CHS) Program and shares recommendations from the Director's Workgroup on Improving the Contract Health Services Program (Workgroup) [PDF - 60 KB]


January 25, 2011

Dr. Roubideaux writes to initiate a consultation on the recent extension of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) as passed in H.R. 4994, the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010 [PDF - 147 KB]


January 24, 2011

Dr. Roubideaux writes to update Tribal Leaders on activities that the Indian Health Services (IHS) is undertaking to implement Section 130 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act – Tribal Epidemiology Centers [PDF - 90 KB]


January 4, 2011

A jointly signed letter from the Administrator of HRSA and the Director of IHS to update Tribal Leaders on the collaborations between the two Agencies [PDF - 43 KB]