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Urban Leader Letters

May 10, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide updates on several important Indian Health Service behavioral health initiatives. [PDF - 142 KB]


May 2, 2017

The Acting Director updates Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders on efforts by the Indian Health Service to combat the opioid epidemic facing American Indian and Alaska Native communities. [PDF - 118 KB]


March 28, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to address the perception that the IHS is returning a significant amount of unused money to the United States Treasury each year. [PDF - 842 KB]


March 8, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide an update on systems enhancements related to the use of electronic prescriptions for controlled substances. [PDF - 106 KB]


February 10, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to share an update on the status of the exemption of certain Indian Health Service positions from the Federal civilian hiring freeze as provided by the Office of Management [PDF - 100 KB]


December 27, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to highlight some of the major actions that have taken place over the past 10 months. [PDF - 124 KB]


November 23, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to initiate a confer session regarding the draft Strategic Plan- Strategic Planning for Urban Indian Health Programs. [PDF - 98 KB]


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 14, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Urban Leaders to notify them of an important leadership change at the Indian Health Service Headquarters in the Office of Urban Indian Health Programs. [PDF - 1 MB]


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 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 Urban Indian Organization Leaders to inform them that the comment period for the Quality Framework has been extended. [PDF - 53 KB]


August 18, 2016

The Principal Deputy Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders regarding a funding opportunity announcement for the Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, Office of Urban Indian Health Programs, Urban Indian Education and Research Organization Cooperative Agreement that was announced in the Federal Register on June 14, 2016 (Fed. Reg. 38714). [PDF - 35 KB]