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Email - 15th U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Annual Tribal Budget Consultation


From: Kerrigan, Margo (IHS/CAL)
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:08 AM
To: CAO Tribal Leaders; CAO Board_Committee_Workgroup; CATAC2010
Cc: CAO Program Directors; CAO EXEC STAFF; Coleman, Travis (IHS/CAL)
Subject: FW: Final Planning Call: 15th U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Annual Tribal Budget Consultation (ATBC)

This is an invitation to duly-elected tribal officials to join the last of the HHS Tribal Budget Consultation conference calls regarding the Department's FY 2015 budget request.  Please join me tomorrow, February 27, at 12:00 noon pacific time.  Conferencing information can be found below. 

Margo Kerrigan

From:  (HHS/IEA)
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 8:08 AM
Subject: Final Planning Call: 15th U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Annual Tribal Budget Consultation (ATBC)

Tomorrow February 27, 2013 will be our final call for agenda development for the 15th U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Annual Tribal Budget Consultation (ATBC). The ATBC will take place March 6 -8, 2013, in Washington, DC. ATBC provides a forum for Tribes to collectively share their views and priorities with HHS officials on national health and human services funding priorities and recommendations for the Department’s FY 2015 budget request. 

As a reminder to all who would like to meet with individual agencies of HHS the deadline to sign up for your Tribes One on One meeting is being extended to COB FRIDAY MARCH 1, 2013. You will need to preregister for the one on ones so that we can adequately schedule everyone’s time. You can register at Attached you will find the most recent draft agenda as well as the agenda for the Resource Day on March 6, 2013.

Planning Conference Call Schedule

·         February 27, 2013 @ 3:00 PM EST

Conference Call Number (for every call)

Call In Number: 888-606-9538

Participant Code: 7679710

Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)Consultation and Tribal Resource Day: Wednesday March 6, 2013

On this day the HRSA will hold a ½ day Tribal Consultation on issues concerning their agency and Tribes. The remainder of this day is designed to give an overview of the programs, grants, and services that the Department provides to tribes.  This session is particularly helpful for newly-elected tribal leaders or others who want a comprehensive introduction to HHS.  We will also include an overview and training focused specifically on how the Affordable Care Act affects tribes.

One-on-one meetings with HHS Divisions: Thursday, March 7, 2013

Building off of the success of last year’s one-on-one sessions, we will once again be providing tribes’ time for one-on-one meetings to share their specific health and human service issues with HHS officials. This session will occur from 8:00 am to noon.  Officials from various HHS agencies will be available to listen and add to the conversation.  For this specific portion of the consultation we ask that you pre-register so that all tribes have an opportunity to meet with HHS representatives.  Please note that the amount of time that you are allotted to meeting with individual HHS officials will be determined by the volume of requests.  To pre-register for one-on-one meeting time, please email your request, and include the agency/agencies you would like to meet, to . You must register for the one on one sessions by Friday March 1, 2013.

Annual Tribal Budget Consultation: Thursday, March 7 and Friday, March 8, 2013

At 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2012, we will begin the consultation session.  HHS will identify specific issues on which we would like to consult with tribes and will send them to you in the next few weeks so that you can prepare your thoughts, ideas, and recommendations.


Agenda, Day 1, Thursday, March 7, 2013 (PDF 149KB)

Agenda, Day 2, Friday, March 8, 2013 (PDF 181KB)