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Tribal Leader Letters

November 16, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide the final 2016-2017 Quality Framework and Implementation Plan. [PDF - 683 KB]


November 15, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director notifies Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders that the deadline to provide comments on the Proposed Headquarters Realignment has been extended until January 13, 2017. [PDF - 836 KB]


October 31, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director updates Tribal Leaders on the workforce recommendations generated during the World Café Forum held on October 9th, in Phoenix, Arizona. [PDF - 102 KB]


October 27, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Tribal Leaders to announce that the Indian Health Service (IHS) has updated its Contract Support Costs (CSC) policy. [PDF - 187 KB]


October 12, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide updates to an October 5 letter about a proposed realignment of IHS Headquarters.

[PDF - 93 KB]


October 5, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Tribal Leaders about a proposed realignment of IHS Headquarters offices and a 30-day comment period that is open for input.

[PDF - 53 KB]


October 5, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to inform Tribal Leaders that on Sunday, October 9, the Indian Health Service (IHS) will host a Tribal Advisory meeting in conjunction with the Direct Service & Contract Tribes Advisory Committee (DSTAC) and Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee (TSGAC). The Joint Advisory meeting will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center, located in Phoenix, Arizona. [PDF - 187 KB]


October 4, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to inform Phoenix Area Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders that on October 13, the Indian Health Service (IHS) will hold a Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer meeting at the Phoenix Area Office. [PDF - 49 KB]


September 16, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders in the Great Plains Area to inform them that the comment and confer period on the Organization and Structure of the Great Plains Area has been extended [PDF - 97 KB]


September 15, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Tribal Leaders to inform them that the comment period for the Quality Framework has been extended. [PDF - 30.7 KB]


August 21, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes Tribal Leaders to request views and comments on the enclosed Fiscal Year 2015 Report to Congress on Administration of the Indian Health Service (IHS) Tribal Self-Governance Program. [PDF - 102 KB]


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]