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HHS Tribal Consultation: Draft HHS Strategic Plan FY 2022-2026

January 13 , 2022


HHS Tribal Consultation:  Draft HHS Strategic Plan FY 2022-2026

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) values its government-to-government relationship with Indian Tribes and recognizes that robust Tribal Consultation is important to this process.  In response to requests for additional time to provide comments, HHS has extended the Tribal Consultation period to seek and receive your input as we look to the Department’s work over the next four years.  See attached letter, dated December 13, 2021, from HHS Acting Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.  

The draft Strategic Plan describes HHS’s efforts within the context of five broad strategic goals:

  • Strategic Goal 1: Protect and Strengthen Equitable Access to High Quality and Affordable Healthcare
  • Strategic Goal 2: Safeguard and Improve National and Global Health Conditions and Outcomes
  • Strategic Goal 3: Strengthen Social Well-being, Equity, and Economic Resilience
  • Strategic Goal 4: Restore Trust and Accelerate Advancements in Science and Research for All
  • Strategic Goal 5: Advance Strategic Management to Build Trust, Transparency, and Accountability

To help facilitate your input and recommendations regarding the draft Strategic Plan, HHS invites your input on the following questions and discussion points, in addition to any other feedback you would like to provide:

  • What objectives and strategies do you find most important to your communities and how can we strengthen them further in the Strategic Plan? 
  • Where do you think issues important to American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes and communities can be strengthened in the Strategic Plan??
  • Where in the Strategic Plan can we address persistent health disparities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities?
  • Are there any broad concerns, questions, or suggestions for the HHS Strategic Plan FY 2022 – 2026?

Please join us for a virtual Tribal Consultation session to share your input and recommendations on these important questions, hear your thoughts and concerns, as well as get your feedback on how we have addressed comments we received from Tribal organizations during the public comment period.

Who Should Attend: Tribal Leaders

Contact Info

Benjamin Smith
(301) 443-1083