2018 Direct Service Tribes National Meeting

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NIHB Board Member Donnie Garcia (Albuquerque Area) delivers a NIHB Update at the IHS Direct Service Tribes National Meeting in St. Paul, MN on July 11, 2018. Mr. Garcia’s presentation included a summary of pending legislation directly impacting the Direct Service Tribes.
NIHB CEO Stacy Bohlen shares NIHB Updates with Direct Service Tribes on the FY 2019 Appropriations and NIHB’s work to address the opioid crisis.
Deputy Secretary Hargan shares upcoming updates from the US Department of Health and Human Services. His address acknowledged that healthcare for Indian Country is unique to the other services provided by the department.

Pictured from left to right: DSTAC Chairman Nicholas Barton (Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes), HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan and IHS Director, RADM Michael Weahkee.

Councilwoman Frye-Cromwell informed the HHS that information provided to Tribes regarding services across the department has been helpful. Also pictured, Dr. Segay invited Deputy Secretary Hargan to visit the Navajo Nation to learn more about Indian Country.

Pictured left to right: Councilwoman and DSTAC member, Cheryl Frye-Cromwell. Executive Director Dr. Glorinda Segay (Navajo Nation Department of Health).

President Bruce Pratt (Pawnee Nation) shares with HHS Deputy Secretary, Eric Hargan that Tribes want to move forward with modernizing their Electronic Health Records. Tribes want to avoid falling further behind in health IT and require support from the administration to see progress.