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Urban Leader Letters

January 14, 2022

The Acting Deputy Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders about the Indian Health Service Urban Emergency Fund. [PDF - 67 KB]

December 20, 2021

The Acting Deputy Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to extend the comment period on the American Rescue Plan Act and Build Back Better Act. The new comment period has been extended to January 21, 2022. [PDF - 67 KB]

December 3, 2021

The Acting Deputy Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to initiate Urban Confer to seek input and recommendations for a new 5-year Indian Health Service Office of Urban Indian Health Programs Strategic Plan. [PDF - 230 KB]

November 22, 2021

The Acting Deputy Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to initiate Urban Confer to seek input on additional American Rescue Plan Act, and Build Back Better Act funding. [PDF - 194 KB]

November 15, 2021

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide updates on the Special Diabetes Program for Indians for fiscal years 2021 and 2022. [PDF - 310 KB]

November 4, 2021

The Acting Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to respond to comments shared during the July 26. 2021, virtual Urban Confer session on the possibility of calculating an All-inclusive Rate for Urban Indian Organizations. [PDF - 152 KB]

October 29, 2021

The Acting Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to share the Indian Health Service fiscal year 2020 Urban Indian Health Budget Report. [PDF - 172 KB]

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]