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Tribal Leader Letters

July 29, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes Tribal Leaders to provide an update to the July 18 letter regarding the draft Circular that addresses the purchase of health care coverage, which is commonly referred to as Tribal Premium Sponsorship. [PDF - 53 KB]


July 29, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Tribal Leaders to inform them that the period to comment on the Community Health Aide Program letter has been extended until October 27, 2016. [PDF - 25 KB]


July 29, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes Tribal Leaders to provide an update to the June 1, Tribal Leader Letter on the Proposed Rule for the Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund (CHEF). [PDF - 39 KB]


July 22, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to update Tribal Leaders on the Indian Health Service (IHS) Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) and its fiscal year (FY) 2016 Community-Directed (C-D) grant application process. [PDF - 48 KB]


July 22, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Tribal Leaders to announce an opportunity for small businesses owners and operators in your communities, and individuals from your communities who are interested in starting their own businesses, to learn about pursuing contracting opportunities with the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies. [PDF - 44 KB]


July 20, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Tribal Leaders about an exciting new Pilot to increase Medicaid and Medicare enrollment of IHS patients at six health facilities in four states. [PDF - 34 KB]


July 20, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Tribal Leaders to initiate a 60-day Tribal consultation on a draft Quality Framework. [PDF - 671 KB]


July 18, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Tribal Leaders to request comments and recommendations on a draft Circular to address the purchase of health care coverage. [PDF - 39 KB]


June 29, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to inform Tribal and Urban leaders of a tribally-requested date change for the first onsite Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer Session on the organization and structure of the IHS Great Plains. [PDF - 2 MB]


June 15, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes Tribal Leaders to provide an update on the Indian Health Service's strategy to improve quality health care delivery for American Indians and Alaska Natives. [PDF - 721 KB]


June 10, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director invites Tribal Leaders to attend the 13th Annual Direct Service Tribes National Meeting and 6th Annual Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board Health Summit. [PDF - 102 KB]


June 9, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Tribal Leaders to provide an update to the April 1, 2016, letter requesting input on the Fiscal Year 2016 $10 million increase for Generation Indigenous Initiative Support, part of the Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Program. [PDF - 27 KB]


June 2, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Great Plains Area Tribal Leaders about the June 3, 2016-dated Federal Register Notice for the opening of a 90-day comment period to request written comments by Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Urban Indian Organizations located in the Great Plains Area on the structure of the IHS Great Plains Area. [PDF - 539 KB]


June 1, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Tribal Leaders to provide an update on the Proposed Rule for the Catastrophic Health Emergency Fund. [PDF - 35 KB]


June 1, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to consult with Tribal Leaders on a draft policy statement that proposes an expansion in the use of community health aides at Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities across the country. [PDF - 77 KB]