Self-Governance Communication & Education Tribal Consortium

IHS Announces Tribal Consultation for the Great Plains Area

The IHS is requesting comments and recommendations on the organization and structure of the IHS Great Plains Area Office as part of ongoing efforts to become more patient-focused and better meet the needs of the American Indians within the Great Plains Area. Specific topics may include, but are not limited to, the geographic location of the IHS Great Plains Area Office, centralization or further decentralization of Area Office services, staffing, budget, local involvement, transparency and oversight, partnerships, accountability, monitoring, and how the Area Office can support the service units.

Onsite Tribal Consultations and Urban Confer Sessions 

  • July 13, 2016, in Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • August 30, 2016, in Rapid City, South Dakota

Telephone Tribal Consultation and Urban Confer Sessions

  • June 22, 2016
  • August 10, 2016

To learn more about the consultation, click here.