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February All Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders Call

February 3 , 2022


The Indian Health Service (IHS) invites you to join us on Thursday, February 3, 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. This month, IHS will provide additional information and answer questions relating to the final rule publication on the Buy Indian Act.  This rule hits on an important aspect of our strategic plan regarding strengthening IHS program management and operations. The Transfer Act authorizes IHS to set-aside procurement contracts for Indian-owned and controlled businesses.  More information on the final rule is available in the IHS Buy Indian Act fact sheet.

  • Date:  Thursday, February 3, 2022  
  • Time:  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern) 
  • Join ZoomGov Meeting:  | Meeting ID: 161 058 7792
  • Telephone:  (833) 568-8864 Toll-free | Meeting ID:  161 058 7792 
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Co-Moderators:  Ben Smith and Ann Church

  1. Indian Health Service Update – Elizabeth Fowler, Acting Deputy Director, IHS
  2. IHS COVID-19 Update – Dr. Loretta Christensen, Chief Medical Officer, IHS
  3. Buy Indian Act Final Rule – Santiago Almaraz, Director, Division of Acquisition Policy, IHS
  4. Discussion with Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders

Who Should Attend: Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders

Contact Info

Benjamin Smith
(301) 443-1083