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Urban Leader Letters

January 19, 2021

RADM Weahkee sends a farewell letter to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders. [PDF - 167 KB]

January 15, 2021

The Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders about the Indian Health Service Urban Emergency Fund. [PDF - 184 KB]
The Director informs Urban Indian Organization Leaders of the distribution decision by the Indian Health Service on the fiscal year 2021 Urban Indian Health funding increase. [PDF - 69 KB]
The Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to announce the allocation decisions for $790 million in new resources transferred from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to the Indian Health Service to support COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, containment, mitigation, and related activities for monitoring and suppressing COVID-19 in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, Pub. L. No. 116-260, Div. M, Title III. [PDF - 227 KB]

December 29, 2020

The Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to initiate Urban Confer on the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021. [PDF - 191 KB]

December 10, 2020

The Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide an update and invite input on next steps for health information technology modernization at the Indian Health Service. [PDF - 331 KB]

December 2, 2020

The Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to initiate Urban Confer to seek input on a draft revised Memorandum of Understanding between the VHA and the IHS. [PDF - 302 KB]

November 18, 2020

The Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to issue the Indian Health Service COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Plan. [PDF - 167 KB]

November 6, 2020

The Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide an update on Indian Health Service COVID-19 vaccination planning efforts. [PDF - 263 KB]

October 29, 2020

The Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide clarification on COVID-19 vaccination of non-beneficiaries. [PDF - 303 KB]

October 23, 2020

The IHS Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide an update on short-term continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2021 that affect Tribal Health Programs with performance periods starting within the current continuing resolution period for October 1, 2020 through December 11, 2020. [PDF - 269 KB]

October 14, 2020

The Director notifies Urban Indian Organization Leaders about a comment period, open through October 21, to request input on the Indian Health Service COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Draft Plan. [PDF - 66 KB]

September 25, 2020

The Director initiates Urban Confer to seek input from Urban Indian Organization Leaders on COVID-19 vaccination planning for Indian Country. [PDF - 296 KB]

September 16, 2020

The Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide updates regarding the Indian Health Service Resource and Patient Management System meeting the 2015 Edition Certification Requirements Published by the Office of the the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. [PDF - 1.36 MB]

September 11, 2020

The Deputy Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to announce the selection of the new Director for the Office of Urban Indian Health Programs. [PDF - 233 KB]