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April 2022 - All Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders Call

April 15 , 2022


The Indian Health Service (IHS) invites you to join us on Friday, April 15, 2022, for our monthly call for Tribal leaders and Urban Indian Organization leaders to provide important IHS updates and to extend an opportunity for leaders to share input with IHS officials. 


Co-Moderators: Ben Smith and Terri Schmidt

  1. Indian Health Service Update
    • Elizabeth Fowler, Acting Director, IHS
  1. IHS COVID-19 Updates
    • Loretta Christensen, MD, Chief Medical Officer, IHS
  1. Implementation of the 9-8-8 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Corresponding Crisis Continuum of Care
    • Pamela End of Horn, DSW, LICSW, National Suicide Prevention Consultant, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS), IHS
    • CAPT Karen “Kari” Hearod, MSW, LCSW, Director, Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  2. IHS Zero Suicide Initiative Coordination Center
    • Tamara James, PhD, Acting Deputy Director of the Division of Behavioral Health, OCPS, IHS
  3. IHS Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year 2022
    • CAPT John Rael, Director, Office of Resource Access and Partnerships, IHS
  4. Facilitated Discussion with Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders

Who Should Attend: Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders

Contact Info

Benjamin Smith
(301) 443-1083