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Washington Report: Issue 19-09

March 1, 2019

In This Issue:



Input Needed on HIV and Viral Hepatitis Prevention in Indian Country



NIHB Health Policy Fellowship Applications Are OPEN!

Call for Proposals for Poster Presentation at Upcoming Conferences Now Open!



Congressional Letter to HHS Secretary Requests CMS Cease Approval of Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers

Senator Rounds Reintroduces IHS Assessment Legislation



Latest Draft of Amicus Brief in Affordable Care Act Lawsuit Now Available – Tribal Nations and Organizations Encouraged to Sign-On

HHS Issues Proposed Rules Addressing Increased Interoperability

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period: January 1 – March 31, 2019
Dear Tribal Leader Letter – HPSA Modernization Project
Medicare Card Mailing Updates
TTAG Submits Comments on ACA 2020 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters
NIHB Requests Input on HHS Tribal Consultation Policy
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents
Projections of National Health Expenditures and Health Insurance Enrollment


February 26-27: 12th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Summit

February 27: Webinar on Eligible Clinician eCQMs with Substantive Changes for 2019

February 27: MMPC Regulations Workgroup

March 7: IHS Call with Tribal and Urban Indian Organization Leaders

March: Upcoming CMS ITU Trainings

March 14: Tribal Dental Therapy Advocates Call

March 19: MMPC Annual Strategy Session


CDC Funding Opportunities

OVW Funding Opportunity: Children and Youth Domestic and Sexual Assault 

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Substance Abuse in Youth Living in Tribal Communities

Resources Available to Tribes on Health Issues

NIHB Health Policy Fellowship Applications Are OPEN! 

Are you a Native youth 18-24 years old? Learn advocacy skills so you can make a difference in the health of your community!


Applications due: March 30th 2019

Learn more here

Got Questions? Contact NIHB’s Native Youth Engagement Manager, Dr. Wendee Gardner at wgardner@nihb.org or (202) 548-7297.


NIHB Health Policy Fellowship in the News!



Click here to submit your application!

Call for Proposals for Poster Presentation at Upcoming Conferences Now Open!

NIHB invites Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees to submit proposals to highlight the accomplishments of their programs at the Annual NIHB National Tribal Public Health Summit, in Albuquerque, NM from May 13-15, 2019. (The poster session will be held during the opening reception of the Summit on the evening of May 13.) The Annual SDPI Poster Session is a great way for success stories to be heard by a large audience of Tribal leaders and Tribal health professionals, as well as share program ideas with other grantees.


SDPI presenters are also invited to volunteer to lead a fitness session on Tuesday, May 14 – please indicate if you are interested.


NIHB also invites Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention Program/Domestic Violence Prevention Program grantees, Tribal behavioral health experts, public health professionals, advocates, researchers, community-based providers, and others to submit poster proposals that highlight behavioral health best, promising, and innovative practice approaches at the American Indian and Alaska Native National Behavioral Health Conference, in Albuquerque, NM, May 15-17, 2019.


Please submit proposals by March 1, 2019.


Click here for more information and to submit a poster proposal!


Last modified: March 1, 2019