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2014 Letters

October 2, 2014

Dr. Roubideaux writes to inform Tribal Leaders of the Announcement made last week by HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell that individuals eligible to receive health care from an Indian Health Service, Tribal, or Urban Indian health care provider will be able to claim an exemption from the shared responsibility payment through the tax filing process starting with the 2014 tax year. [PDF - 23 KB]


September 29, 2014

Dr. Roubideaux writes to Tribal Leaders to provide an update on our work to develop a policy on conferring with Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) [PDF - 540 KB]


Dr. Roubideaux writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide an update on our work to develop a policy on conferring with Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) [PDF - 544 KB]


September 2, 2014

Dr. Roubideaux writes to Tribal Leaders to provide an update on Fiscal Year 2014 Contract Support Costs. [PDF - 65 KB]


August 1, 2014

Dr. Roubideaux writes to Tribal Leaders to announce a new application cycle for the Indian Health Service Joint Venture Construction Program. [PDF - 27 KB]


May 27, 2014

Dr. Roubideaux writes Tribal Leaders to provide an update on the Fiscal Year 2014 funding distribution of the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative and the Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative. [PDF - 24 KB]


May 15, 2014

Dr. Roubideaux writes to Tribal Leaders to request views and comments on the Fiscal Year 2012 and Fiscal Year 2013 Reports to Congress on Administration of the Self-Governance Program. [PDF - 31 KB]


May 12, 2014

Dr. Roubideaux writes to Tribal Leaders to provide an update on Contract Support Costs. [PDF - 98 KB]


May 9, 2014

Dr. Roubideaux writes to Tribal Leaders to provide an update on the Special Diabetes Program for Indians. [PDF - 25 KB]


April 2, 2014

Dr. Roubideaux and Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, Kevin Washburn, write to Tribal Leaders to inform them of an additional consultation on Contract Support Costs as it relates to the Fiscal Year 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act [PDF - 39 KB]


March 6, 2014

Dr. Roubideaux writes to Tribal Leaders to notify them of her plan to schedule and personally attend listening sessions in all 12 Indian Health Service Areas this year. [PDF - 26 KB]


February 27, 2014

Dr. Roubideaux writes to Tribal Leaders to request input on the future funding distribution of the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) and the Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative. [PDF - 156 KB]


February 18, 2014

Dr. Roubideaux writes to Tribal Leaders to provide an update on the Indian Health Service Tribal Consultation activities in follow-up to the August 2, 2012 letter. [PDF - 28 KB]


February 12, 2014

Dr. Roubideaux and Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, Kevin Washburn write to Tribal leaders to initiate a consultation on Contract Support Costs as it relates to the Fiscal Year 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act. [PDF - 55 KB]


January 13, 2014

Dr. Roubideaux notifies Tribal Leaders that the IHS has formally changed the name of the Aberdeen Area IHS to the Great Plains Area IHS effective January 10, 2014. [PDF - 25 KB]