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Tribal Leader Letters

December 29, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide an update on the progress of the Indian Health Service Strategic Planning Workgroup activities and updated timeline on the IHS draft Strategic Plan 2018-2022. [PDF - 95 KB]

December 21, 2017

The Acting Director notifies Tribal Leaders about an important policy update to the Indian Health Manual, Part 6 – Services to Tribal Governments and Organizations, Chapter 3 – Contract Support Costs. Effective immediately, the IHS has decided to temporarily rescind section 6-3.2E(3) – Alternative Methods for Calculating Indirect Costs Associated with Recurring Service Unit Shares of the CSC policy. [PDF - 101 KB]

November 28, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to share progress to date on the Indian Health Service draft Strategic Plan 2018-2022. [PDF - 94 KB]

November 22, 2017

The Acting Director notifies Tribal Leaders that in the spring of 2018 the Indian Health Service (IHS) will initiate a Tribal Consultation on the draft Sanitation Deficiency System-Guide for Report Sanitation Deficiencies for Indian Homes and Communities (SDS Guide). [PDF - 21KB]

November 13, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders to share an update on Indian Health Service actions relating to the Indian Health Care Improvement Fund. [PDF - 150KB]

November 8, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders to provide an update on a recent court ruling related to the eligibility of the Cherokee Freedman of the Cherokee Nation to receive health services from the Indian Health Service and/or tribally operated health programs authorized by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. [PDF - 94 KB]

September 22, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide information on ways to submit written and in-person comments and provide updates on the formation and role of the IHS Strategic Planning Workgroup. [PDF - 138 KB]

September 15, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Tribal and Urban Indian Organization leaders to initiate a Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer on the Indian Health Service Strategic Plan. [PDF - 94 KB]

August 25, 2017

The Acting Director writes to notify Tribal Leaders that the Indian Health Service is accepting applications for the Small Ambulatory Program. [PDF - 92KB]

July 26, 2017

The Acting Director notifies Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders that two listening sessions have been added to seek further input and recommendations on how best to modernize and improve our Resource and Patient Management System Electronic Health Record. [PDF - 149 KB]

July 21, 2017

The Acting Director provides Great Plains Area Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders with a report on the 2016 Indian Health Service Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer related to the Organization and Structure of the Great Plains Area IHS. [PDF - 118 KB]

July 14, 2017

The Acting Director invites Tribal Leaders to attend the 14th Annual Direct Service Tribes National Meeting on August 2-3, 2017, in Danvers, Massachusetts. [PDF - 468 KB]

June 28, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to initiate a 45-day Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer on a draft Indian Health Service Headquarters Information Technology Service Catalog. [PDF - 166 KB]

June 26, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to announce two listening sessions related to the Resource and Patient Management System Electronic Health Record. [PDF - 946 KB]
The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders to encourage them to update the Facilities Engineering Deficiency System Database by September 1. [PDF - 761 KB]