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2022 Letters

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]

July 18, 2022

The Deputy Director invites you to participate in a 1-hour discussion about Health Information Technology modernization, conducted by The MITRE Corporation (MITRE) and Kaufmann & Associates, Inc. (KAI). [PDF - 76 KB]

July 11, 2022

The Acting Director provides an update on Agency actions to recruit and hire an Area Director for the Great Plains Area IHS. The IHS will be reaching out in the near future to Great Plains Area Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to invite your participation in structured interviews with qualified applicants. [PDF - 209 KB]

July 1, 2022

The Acting Director initiates Urban Confer and Tribal Consultation to seek additional input and recommendations for revisions to the second draft of the 2022-2026 IHS Office of Urban Indian Health Programs Strategic Plan. [PDF - 281 KB]

July 1, 2022

The Acting Director asks Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to identify priority health professions for inclusion into categories eligible for the IHS Scholarship Program in academic year 2023-2024 and the IHS Loan Repayment Program in FY 2023. [PDF - 171 KB]

June 17, 2022

The Acting Director initiates Tribal Consultation to seek your input and recommendations on how best to evaluate health care facilities construction demonstration project proposals. The comment deadline for the Demonstration Authority Tribal Consultation is extended to Friday, August 19, 2022. [PDF - 197 KB]

May 31, 2022

The Acting Director announces allocation decisions for $700 million appropriated to the IHS in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, 2021 [PDF - 214 KB]

May 6, 2022

The Acting Director summarizes Indian Health Service actions to update the Agency's Tribal Consultation Policy and process. [PDF - 163 KB]

April 27, 2022

The Acting Director initiates Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer to seek your input and recommendations on revisions to the new 2022-2026 Indian Health Service (IHS) Office of Urban Indian Health Programs (OUIHP) Strategic Plan. [PDF - 196 KB]

April 15, 2022

The Acting Director initiates Tribal Consultation on the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) for fiscal year (FY) 2023. [PDF - 478 KB]

March 24, 2022

The Acting Director informs Tribal Leaders that the Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Facilities Planning and Construction is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Small Ambulatory Program (SAP). The SAP application deadline is July 1, 2022. [PDF - 65 KB]

March 24, 2022

The Acting Director announces funding decisions by the Indian Health Service to distribute $10 million to address Alzheimer's disease ($5 million) and "Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S." ($5 million). She also provides a summary of comments received during a series of Tribal Consultations and Urban Confers convened over the past year, which were held virtually during March, April, and May of 2021. [PDF - 276 KB]

February 22, 2022

The Acting Deputy Director invites Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to join us on Thursday, March 10, 2022, for a virtual Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer on Health Information Technology (HIT) Modernization. [PDF - 134 KB]

February 17, 2022

The Acting Deputy Director updates Tribal Leaders regarding the most recent Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. v. Dotomain court decision on Contract Support Costs. [PDF - 276 KB]

January 14, 2022

The Acting Deputy Director writes to inform Tribal Leaders that the Indian Health Service has published final rulemaking in the Federal Register for the Buy Indian Act. [PDF - 23 KB]