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Urban Leader Letters

October 13, 2021

The Acting Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to initiate Urban Confer to seek input and recommendations on how to improve the process for requesting Federal assistance for medical supplies. [PDF - 375 KB]

October 5, 2021

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide an update on the Indian Health Service's (IHS) position related to the eligibility of the Seminole Freedmen of the Seminole Nation to receive health services from the IHS or by a Tribal health program or an Urban Indian Organization. [PDF - 342 KB]

October 4, 2021

The Acting Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders in follow-up to the virtual Urban Confer on the Urban Indian Organization Infrastructure Study. [PDF - 186 KB]

October 4, 2021

The Acting Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to continue Urban Confer to seek input and recommendations on the draft Indian Health Service Policy on Conferring with Urban Indian Organizations. [PDF - 232 KB]

August 13, 2021

The Acting Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to initiate Urban Confer to seek input and recommendations on mandatory funding approaches at the Indian Health Service. This Urban Confer complements the Tribal Consultation initiated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [PDF - 234 KB]

August 9, 2021

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide an update on ongoing Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer concerning modernization of the Health Information Technology infrastructure supported by the Indian Health Service. A link to the Statement of Objectives is included for review and comment. [PDF - 234 KB]

July 16, 2021

The Acting Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to initiate Urban Confer to seek input and recommendations on calculating an All-Inclusive Rate for Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs). [PDF - 247 KB]

July 15, 2021

The Acting Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to announce an Urban Confer session to seek input on developing and implementing an infrastructure study on facilities operated by Urban Indian Organizations. [PDF - 272 KB]

July 14, 2021

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to share information about a new incentive program available to eligible United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers assigned to Tribal and Urban Indian health programs. [PDF - 216 KB]

June 30, 2021

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to request assistance in identifying priority health professions for inclusion into categories eligible for the IHS Scholarship Program in academic year 2022-2023 and the IHS Loan Repayment Program in fiscal year 2022. [PDF - 173 KB]

June 22, 2021

UPDATED LETTER: The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to announce the allocation decisions for approximately $1.8 billion in resources appropriated to the Indian Health Service in the American Rescue Plan Act, 2021. [PDF - 261 KB]

May 26, 2021

The Acting Director invites Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to participate in Agency-sponsored Listening Sessions to share information and solicit input on next steps for our ongoing Indian Health Service Health Information Technology Modernization Project.

[PDF - 228 KB]

May 14, 2021

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to request your participation in an Electronic Health Record data call.

[PDF - 443 KB]

April 27, 2021

The Acting Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to initiate Urban Confer to seek input and recommendations to improve the Indian Health Service Policy on Conferring with Urban Indian Organizations. [PDF - 366 KB]

April 16, 2021

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to announce allocation decisions for approximately $4.3 billion in new resources appropriated to the IHS in the American Rescue Plan Act, 2021. [PDF - 267 KB]