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Urban Leader Letters

July 13, 2018

The Acting Director updates Urban Indian Organization Leaders with his decisions on the fiscal year 2019 funding distribution for the Indian Health Service Special Diabetes Program for Indians. [PDF - 93 KB]

July 12, 2018

The Acting Director updates Tribal Leaders with his decisions on the fiscal year 2019 funding distribution for the Indian Health Service Special Diabetes Program for Indians. [PDF - 91 KB]

July 10, 2018

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to initiate Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer on an impending funding decision that impacts a portion of the Agency’s inflation funding increases received in the IHS fiscal year 2018 appropriation to meet requirements of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, specifically at 25 U.S.C. § 5324(l), also referred to as "105(l)." [PDF - 93 KB]

June 22, 2018

The Acting Director informs Urban Indian Organization Leaders of the decision on establishing a standard Methodology to distribute program funding increases that the Indian Health Service allocates to the Agency’s budget for Urban Indian Health. [PDF - 231 KB]

May 18, 2018

The Acting Director writes to initiate a Tribal Consultation and an Urban Confer on the funding mechanism to distribute behavioral health initiatives that are currently distributed through grants. [PDF - 144KB]

April 13, 2018

The Acting Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to initiate an Urban Confer on the distribution of funding for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians in Fiscal year 2019. [PDF - 106 KB]

March 13, 2018

The Acting Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to initiate an Urban Confer on establishing a standard methodology to allocate program increases to the Urban Indian Health budget line. [PDF - 123 KB]

February 2, 2018

The Deputy Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide an important leadership update in the Office of Urban Indian Health Programs. [PDF - 93 KB]

December 29, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide an update on the progress of the Indian Health Service Strategic Planning Workgroup activities and updated timeline on the IHS draft Strategic Plan 2018-2022. [PDF - 95 KB]

November 28, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Tribal Leaders and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to share progress to date on the Indian Health Service draft Strategic Plan 2018-2022. [PDF - 94 KB]

October 13, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Urban Indian Organization Leaders to inform them of the Indian Health Service’s (IHS) progress in formally transferring internal administration of the former National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse programs (former-NIAAA programs) from the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program to the IHS Office of Urban Indian Health Programs. [PDF - 199 KB]

September 22, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders to provide information on ways to submit written and in-person comments and provide updates on the formation and role of the IHS Strategic Planning Workgroup. [PDF - 138 KB]

September 15, 2017

The Acting Director writes to Tribal and Urban Indian Organization leaders to initiate a Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer on the Indian Health Service Strategic Plan. [PDF - 94 KB]

September 5, 2017

The Acting Director informs Urban Indian Organization Leaders that the Indian Health Service has released the Office of Urban Indian Health Programs Strategic Plan-2017-2021. [PDF - 98 KB]

August 24, 2017

The Acting Director informs Urban Indian Organization Leaders of the decisions on the distribution of fiscal year 2017 Urban Indian health budget increases for Urban Indian Organizations authorized by Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. [PDF - 93 KB]