Resources and information on COVID-19 related legislation in Congress. See our legislative action alerts, analysis of funding proposals, current advocacy priorities and template letters to send to your Member of Congress. View correspondence letters the National Indian Health Board sends to federal agencies.
Roadmap for the Biden Administration to Advance American Indian/Alaska Native Health and Public Health
Testimony of the National Indian Health Board for the US Department of Health and Human Services 23rd Annual Tribal Budget and Policy Consultation 4/7/21
Phase 4 House Native American Caucus Letter on next COVID-19 Relief Package Legislative Priorities 7/24/20
NIHB Testimony to Senate Finance Committee "COVID-19 Health Care Flexibilities: Perspectives, Experiences, and Lessons Learned" 5/19/21
NIHB Testimony to Senate Committee on Indian Affairs "Examining the COVID-19 Response in Native Communities: Native Health Systems One Year Later," 4/14/21
NIHB Testimony to House Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States: A Year in Review: The State of COVID-19 in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Communities - Lessons Learned for Future Action," 3/23/21
NIHB Testimony to House Energy & Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health, “The Future of Telehealth: How COVID-19 is Changing the Delivery of Virtual Care” 3/2/21
NIHB Testimony to House Energy & Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health, “Road to Recovery: Ramping Up COVID-19 Vaccines, Testing, and Medical Supply Chain” 2/3/21
Joint Letter to Congressional Leadership Regarding COVID-19 Stimulus Funds for Indian Country 12/4/20
NIHB Testimony to House Appropriations Subcommittee for Interior, Environment and Related Agencies on Indian Country COVID-19 Response Update 9/30/20
Testimony to Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Legislative Hearing on S. 3126, S. 3264, S. 3937, S. 4079, & S. 4556 9/23/20
Testimony to US House of Representatives Committee on Veterans' Affairs Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4908 and H.R. 2791 7/23/20
Testimony to US House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States for a Legislative Hearing on H.R. 637, 7/22/20
Testimony to US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on Addressing the Urgent Needs of Our Tribal Communities, 7/8/20
Testimony to Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on 'Evaluating the Response and Mitigation to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Native Communities' 7/1/20
Testimony to Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Telehealth: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic 6/26/20
Testimony to House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health on Health Care Inequality: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 and the Health Care System 6/25/20
Testimony to Committee on Veterans' Affairs Joint Subcommittee on the use of Telehealth during the COVID-19 Pandemic Response 6/23/20
NIHB Testimony to House Ways and Means Committee on The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color 6/10/20
Letter to Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) on Mental and Behavioral Health 05/14/2020
Joint Letter to Senate Leadership on COVID-19 Infrastructure Recovery Legislative Proposal (Phase #4) 5/11/20
Joint Letter to House Leadership on COVID-19 Infrastructure Recovery Legislative Proposal (Phase #4) 5/11/20
Joint Letter to the Health Resources and Services Administration Regarding Provider Relief Fund 8/31/20
NIHB Letter to HRSA Administrator Engels Requesting Tribal Consultation on the Provider Relief Fund 8/6/20
Tribal Technical Advisory Group (TTAG) Comment to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on COVID-19 Telehealth Regulation CMS-5531-IFC 7/7/2020
Tribal Technical Advisory Group (TTAG) Comment to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on COVID-19 Telehealth Regulation CMS-1774-IFC 6/1/2020
NIHB Letter to President Trump Requesting to Waive Cost-Share Requirements for Tribal Public Assistance Recipients
NIHB Letter to President Trump and Secretary Azar on Inclusion of IHS Director on COVID-19 Task Force 04/30/20
NIHB Letter to Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on COVID-19 Relief 4/16/2020
Tribal Technical Advisory Group (TTAG) Letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on COVID-19 Relief 4/11/2020
NIHB Letter to US Department of Health and Human Services Regarding 3rd COVID-19 Funding Package 4/3/20
Sample Tribal FMAP letter strongly opposing extension of 100% FMAP to states when delivering services to eligible American Indians/Alaska Natives
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