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Tribal Leader Letters

February 6, 2023

The IHS Director writes to invite you to join a series of four Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer sessions in calendar year 2023 on Health Information Technology Modernization [PDF - 313 KB]

January 25, 2023

The IHS Director announces FY 2023 grant awardees for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) [PDF - 189 KB]

December 16, 2022

The IHS Director writes to update you on the Indian Health Service (IHS) Health Information Technology (IT) Modernization, and to invite individuals from Tribes and Urban Indian Organizations to provide feedback on the replacement of the Resource and Patient Management System. [PDF - 1.5 MB]

December 5, 2022

The IHS Deputy Director announces Agency distribution decisions for American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 public health workforce activities funding. A summary of comments received by Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Leaders is also provided. [PDF - 157 KB]

November 25, 2022

The IHS Deputy Director shares guidance on the period of availability for COVID-19 supplemental funding provided in fiscal years 2020 and 2021. [PDF - 118 KB]

November 17, 2022

The IHS Director writes to inform Urban Indian Organization Leaders and Tribal Leaders about virtual Confer and Consultation on the third draft of the 2023-2027 OUIHP Strategic Plan and Implementation Plan. [PDF - 258 KB]

November 1, 2022

The Director announces the appointment of the Acting Director for the Great Plains Area IHS. [PDF - 174 KB]

October 31, 2022

The Deputy Director writes to inform Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Leaders that the IHS Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) Laboratory Accession Graphical User Interface package (BLGU) will be decommissioned, effective October 31, 2022. [PDF - 35 KB]

September 29, 2022

The IHS Director announces the appointment of the Acting Director of the Navajo Area IHS. [PDF - 137 KB]

September 29, 2022

Ms. Roselyn Tso, newly confirmed IHS Director, writes to acknowledge Tribal Leader and Urban Indian Organization Leader support and share immediate priorities. [PDF - 19 KB]

August 31, 2022

The Veterans Health Administration and the Indian Health Service write to initiate Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer on the Draft Annual Operational Plan for the FY 2022 VHA-IHS Memorandum of Understanding [PDF - 350 KB]

August 26, 2022

The Acting Director announces decisions on the Fiscal Year 2023 Indian Health Service Special Diabetes Program for Indians. [PDF - 188 KB]

August 10, 2022

The Acting Director announces the appointment of the new Portland Area Director. [PDF - 102 KB]

August 5, 2022

The Acting Director announces the August 4, 2022, publication of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for commercial products to replace the Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS). [PDF - 168 KB]

August 4, 2022

The Acting Director announces actions to elevate 12 IHS Service Unit Chief Executive Officer positions to the Senior Executive Service [PDF - 176 KB]