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From: Coleman, Travis (IHS/CAL)
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7:27 AM
To: CAO Tribal Leaders
Cc: CAO Program Directors; Kerrigan, Margo (IHS/CAL)
Subject: FW: California HHS Tribal Consultation - January 30

Please see below for more information on the HHS Region IX Tribal Consultation next week, Monday January 30 in San Francisco.


January 30, 2012, HHS CA Tribal Consultation, Agenda (PDF - 94KB)

From:  (HHS/IGA)
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 6:32 PM
Subject: California HHS Tribal Consultation - January 30

California Tribal Leaders and Tribal/Program Representatives:

We are pleased to provide the agenda and call-in information (attached and below) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Region IX Consultation with California Tribal Nations this coming Monday, January 30th from 1:00 – 3:30 Pacific Time at the San Francisco Federal Building.

If you have not RSVPd and plan to attend or participate via telephone  - please send an email to at your earliest convenience. 

As a matter of HHS policy for Tribal Consultations, protocol will ensure that the highest ranking official present from each respective Indian Tribe is given the opportunity to address the session first, followed by other elected officials and those designated by official letter to represent their respective Indian Tribe and representatives of Indian Organizations. If you intend to designate someone to serve as an official representative, please send or bring a letter to the meeting indicating that the designation has been made.

The San Francisco Federal Building is located at 90 Seventh Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.  There is not a public parking garage, but there is parking available at:

  • 625 Minna Street


  • 1023 Mission Street

If you are taking the BART or Muni Train, you exit the system at the Civic Center Station and look for signs to, “Market/7th Street”

Please arrive early enough to go through airport-type security and be sure to have a government issued ID to show upon arrival.

The meeting is taking place in the large conference room which is in the basement of the building.

If you have any questions, please call Sam Rada at 415-437-8500.

We look forward to seeing and hearing from you Monday.




California Tribal Leaders Consultation
Monday January 30, 2012
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Call in: 888-469-3184
Participant Code: 2692955



1:00 – 1:30                    Tribal Opening/Blessing



Herb K. Schultz, Regional Director, HHS Region IX



Introductions by Tribal Leaders


Opening Remarks and Greetings

Emily Barson, Deputy Director, Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, HHS


1:30 – 2:30                   Input from Tribal Leaders and Tribal/Program Representatives

                                    Herb K. Schultz, Moderator


  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    • State Medicaid Optional Benefit


  • Health Resources Services Administration and Community Clinics
    • Eligibility for Grants


  • Administration for Children and Families
    • ACF Consultation Policy
    • GAO Report: “TANF - HHS Needs to Improve Guidance and Monitoring of Tribal Programs”


2:30 –3:00                    Tribal Leaders Caucus


3:00 – 3:20                   Continued Discussion


3:20 – 3:30                   Closing Blessing