The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is hosting a Tribal Caucus to discuss Mandatory Appropriations for Indian Health Service (IHS) on Monday, August 23, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET. This caucus will discuss the Dear Tribal Leader Letter sent out by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Becerra on Mandatory Appropriations for the IHS (see below for full detail on the agency consultation). NIHB is interested in receiving feedback from Tribal leaders, Tribal members, and Tribal communities on how to address the three questions in the letter as well as other questions and concerns from the Department. 

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) has long supported mandatory appropriations. NIHB's 2021 Legislative and Policy Agenda calls on Congress to enact mandatory appropriations for IHS.