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HHS Region 5 Tribal Consultation

July 22 , 2021


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) invites you to join and participate in the virtual 2021 HHS Annual Regional Tribal Consultation sessions. These sessions are designed to provide Tribal leaders with the opportunity to address HHS on how the Department can improve Tribal outreach and coordination and to discuss programmatic and policy issues and concerns with Tribes.  These sessions provide Tribes opportunities to focus on regional specific issues with their respective regional HHS counterparts, and also provides an opportunity for Tribal Leaders to consult with HHS headquarters leadership on issues at the national level.  HHS Region 5 Contact Contact: Sam Gabuzzi:

Agenda - Thursday, July 22 (Central Time Zone)

8:00 a.m. – Tribal Opening Prayer

8:05 a.m.  – Welcome

8:10 a.m. – HHS Welcome and Tribal Consultation Discussion

9:10 a.m. – HHS National Updates:  Office of the Assistance Secretary for Health; Food and Drug Administration; and National Institutes of Health

11:10 a.m. – Indian Health Service

12:10 p.m. – Lunch

12:45 p.m. – Administration for Children & Families

1:45 p.m. – HHS Region 5 Updates:  CMS, HRSA, ACL

3:15 p.m. – Break

3:30 p.m. – HHS Region 5 Updates:  SAMHSA

4:00 p.m. – Tribal Leader Open Testimony

5:00 p.m. – Closing Prayer and Adjourn

Who Should Attend: Tribal Leaders

Contact Info

Benjamin Smith
(301) 443-1083