Policy Overview

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) conducts health policy and legislative analysis on health care and budget issues affecting Indian health programs. The Board analyzes the Indian Health Service budget and other health care financing programs that impact Indian health care programs. NPAIHB also prepares Congressional testimony for health care financing and other important health policy issues at the federal and state levels. Click on the respective links to access detailed information about each aspect.

There is a “legal and political relationship” between the United States and Indian Tribes, which establishes a federal responsibility to provide health services to Indian people.  This federal obligation is established in the US Constitution, through treaties and Presidential Executive Orders entered into between the United States and Indian Tribes.  This obligation has been affirmed through numerous court decisions, legislation, and policy declarations by Presidential Administrations.  This federal relationship forms the legal and moral foundation for the creation of health policies between the United States and Indian Tribes.

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board is dedicated to upholding the responsibility of the United States to provide health services to Indian people under the federal trust relationship by:

  • Advocating and educating Congressional representatives on treaty rights and how such rights relate to health care in Indian Country.
  • Developing an Annual Legislative plan to provide recommendations on the President’s annual budget and other health care financing programs like Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Tracking legislation and other important health policy issues that affect the delivery of health care to American Indian and Alaska Native people.
  • Finally, facilitating consultation between state and federal agencies and Tribal leaders on health policy issues in order to understand respective concerns to make important decisions on programs and services that effect Indian people.

To learn about Senate Bills and House Reports that may affect American Indian and Alaska Native people in the Northwest read on, or visit Resolutions.

See the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and the House Resources SubCommittee on Indian and alaska Native Affairs for a list of legislation that impacts Indian programs. Pending legislation can be tracked using the Floor Activity weekly feature of Thomas.

 

The most recent Federal policy updates:

Name Date Size Hits
DTLL VA Mission Act Roll Out June 19, 2019 0.4 MiB 1
NPAIHB Native Veterans Needs VA MISSION ACT June 13, 2019 0.3 MiB 4
Letter To Tribal Leaders April 19, 2019 59 KiB 5
SPONSOR PACKAGE 2019 February 4, 2019 0.5 MiB 6
SELFGOVERNANCE CONFERENCE 2019 February 4, 2019 0.1 MiB 7
DRAFT AGENDA TOPICS SG Conference Jan 30 February 4, 2019 0.9 MiB 8
NPAIHB CHAP Interim Policy Comment FINAL SUBMITTED June 13, 2019 0.1 MiB 9
DTLL FY18 IHCIFAllocations 08172018 August 20, 2018 0.2 MiB 11
CMS Medicaid And CHIP Managed Care Proposed Rule Comments January 14- 2019 January 15, 2019 0.4 MiB 12
Enclosure FY18 IHCIF Allocations August 20, 2018 0.1 MiB 15
NPAIHB ONC Health IT Strategy FINAL January 29, 2019 0.1 MiB 15
DTLL SDPI 04132018 April 20, 2018 0.1 MiB 20
NPAIHB Comment SDPI FY 19 Funding Distribution Final May 23, 2018 0.2 MiB 22
DTLL CSC 04132018 April 20, 2018 0.1 MiB 23
Joint Letter Requesting Tribal Consultation 4 May 1, 2018 0.5 MiB 37
Tribal Medicaid Meeting May 2018 Draft Agenda May 10, 2018 66 KiB 58
O'Halleran Ltr To Leadership – ACA And IHCIA February 1, 2017 0.1 MiB 148
TSGAC – Timeline Of Key ACA-Related Congressional Activities 2017-02-13b .. February 28, 2017 0.3 MiB 158
TSGAC Memo – Applicable Percentages Thresholds And Payments For ACA Prov .. February 28, 2017 0.3 MiB 167
DSTAC TSGAC Sep 14 Letter Response 10 October 25, 2017 47 KiB 170
TSGAC Memo-Net Marketplace Premium Costs Hold Or Lower In 2017 2017-01-1 .. February 28, 2017 0.3 MiB 196
DTLL And UIO Leader Letter On IHS Funds Final 3-28-17 March 29, 2017 0.8 MiB 206
2016 12 09 ACA Letter February 17, 2017 0.1 MiB 210
TSGAC Memo – IHS Reimbursement Rates For CY 2017 – 2016-02-06b February 28, 2017 0.2 MiB 213
IHS Letter To Tribal Leaders – CSC Policy Update – 10-27-2016 October 27, 2016 0.6 MiB 222

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB or Board) understands the significance of tracking appropriations for the Indian Health Service (IHS) budget.  The IHS budget is the most important source of funding for Indian health programs, and is a recognized obligation of the federal government to provide health services to Indian people.

NPAIHB continues a long-standing tradition of close scrutiny of the IHS budget that began in the 1980s.  The federal trust responsibility and the relationship between Tribes and the federal government, by definition, require a partnership in developing the IHS budget.  Northwest Tribes are dedicated to this partnership by creating an Annual Budget Analysis and Recommendations Report as well as tracking appropriations to IHS programs.

The most recent IHS Budget updates:

 

Name Date Size Hits
TAB 6(A) – 2020 PAIHS Submission National Budget Worksheet With Negative October 24, 2018 0.1 MiB 6
TAB 6(B) 2020 PAIHS Submission National Budget Worksheet Without Negative October 24, 2018 0.1 MiB 7
TAB 4 – 2021-Budget Formulation Support Docs October 24, 2018 0.7 MiB 8
FY 2020 PA Budget Submission Summary HANDOUT October 24, 2018 53 KiB 9
TAB 2 – FY 2021 Area Instructions Package October 24, 2018 0.8 MiB 9
TAB 7 – 2020 PAIHS Submission Hot Issues FY2020 FINAL October 24, 2018 93 KiB 9
TAB 3 -National Budget Worksheets Guidance And Budget Line Descriptions October 24, 2018 0.2 MiB 10
TAB 3 -National Budget Worksheets Guidance And Budget Line Descriptions October 24, 2018 0.2 MiB 10
TAB 5 – 2020 PAIHS Submission (Narrative) October 24, 2018 0.2 MiB 11
Agenda – FY 2021 PAO IHS Budget Formulation Meeting October 24, 2018 2.4 MiB 14
TAB 8 – FY 2020 National Tribal Budget Formulation Workgroup Recommendations October 24, 2018 1.3 MiB 21
NPAIHB Letter To IHS On 97-3 Option 5-18-18 Final May 23, 2018 0.3 MiB 30
DTLL Signed Letter February 16, 2018 0.2 MiB 272
tax cuts estimated at $900 billion over five years will remove resources available to fund government April 6, 2016 40 KiB 291
tax cuts estimated at $900 billion over five years will remove resources available to fund government April 6, 2016 40 KiB 319
Portland Area – FY 2019 Budget Formulation Presentation HQ June 15, 2017 0.1 MiB 380
2020-Budget Formulation Support Docs November 1, 2017 0.7 MiB 422
tax cuts estimated at $900 billion over five years will remove resources available to fund government April 6, 2016 40 KiB 432
2020 Budget Formulation Deliverables November 1, 2017 0.1 MiB 433
FY 2009 Budget Analysis – Final March 17, 2008 April 6, 2016 0.8 MiB 444
FY 2008 Budget Analysis – FINAL April 15, 2007 April 6, 2016 0.2 MiB 470
The HHS Region 10 April 6, 2016 0.1 MiB 495
55865-2 DTLLTribalPremiumSponsorship07182016 July 19, 2016 39 KiB 505
Final 15th Annual IHS Budget Analysis And Recommendations June 14, 2016 0.4 MiB 518
NPAIHB POLICY BRIEF April 6, 2016 0.1 MiB 519

The most recent Portland Area Facilities (PAFAC) updates:

Name Date Size Hits
Regional Center Fact Sheet And FAQs – September 2, 2010 May 11, 2018 0.3 MiB 19
9 RSRC – A Fact Sheet 2018 Update May 11, 2018 0.1 MiB 21
Pilot Study Interim PAFAC Report 30-Oct-09 May 11, 2018 5.5 MiB 32

The most recent policy issues for Oregon:

Name Date Size Hits
FW CCO RAC Stakeholders List Update Request September 13, 2018 61 KiB 10
RAC Notification 10.4.18 Teledentistry September 21, 2018 28 KiB 10
Tele-dentistry Administrative Rules V5 9-12-18 KMS September 21, 2018 20 KiB 11
FW Oregon Dept Of Human Services – APD Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) Updates September 13, 2018 62 KiB 12
FW Oregon Health Authority To Present At OrOHC Fall Conference September 13, 2018 76 KiB 12
Health Care Agenda 9.7.18 FINAL September 13, 2018 0.2 MiB 14
Governor Brown’s Health Care Agenda September 25, 2018 0.2 MiB 14
333-010 Notice Of Rulemaking 09-25-18 September 27, 2018 0.1 MiB 23
Tribal Consultation And Urban Indian Health Program Confer Policy-Signed 3 March 2, 2018 3.5 MiB 232
Oregon Insurance Exchange Proposal Workplan – June 29 2011 June 9, 2016 69 KiB 341
1115 Renewal-Tribal Consultation Letter-March 16, 2016 April 6, 2016 1.5 MiB 405
NPAIHB Comments On SB 99 – March 28 2011 (2) June 9, 2016 0.2 MiB 409
Workgroup-global-budget-charter June 9, 2016 0.2 MiB 440
December 2011 June 9, 2016 0.2 MiB 460
Consultation Summary 11-30-11 June 9, 2016 98 KiB 470
Oregon Tribal Leaders Letter to ODA July 28, 2017 0.4 MiB 472
OR HIX Board Packet 12 9 11 June 9, 2016 4.7 MiB 489
OHA Budget-reductions2011-13 June 9, 2016 57 KiB 587
Oregon Access Monitoring Review Plan November 1, 2016 0.7 MiB 620
SB738 March 14, 2017 57 KiB 623
Workgroup-outcomes-quality-efficiency-charter June 9, 2016 0.1 MiB 633
Workgroup-medicare-medicaid-integration-charter June 9, 2016 78 KiB 637
Workgroup-cco-charter June 9, 2016 79 KiB 691
Draft CCO Implementation Plan 12-09-11 June 9, 2016 1.7 MiB 862
Workgroups-external-roster-full June 9, 2016 0.1 MiB 1077

The most recent policy issues for Idaho:

Name Date Size Hits
Waiver Medicaid Expansion Tribal Notice Post July 8, 2019 0.2 MiB 0
19-0020 Pregnant Women – S28 Med Exp Tribal Notice Sign August 4, 2019 1.5 MiB 0
Tribal Update Letter Coverage Choice Waiver 7-3-19 FINAL Sign July 8, 2019 1.7 MiB 1
Full Public Notice 7-3-19 Coverage Choice Waiver Final July 8, 2019 0.2 MiB 1
19-0009 4 Walls IHS Tribal Solicitation FINAL 031219 Sign March 14, 2019 1.6 MiB 2
19-0008T Healthy Connections Fixed Enrollment Tribal Notice Sign March 27, 2019 1.9 MiB 3
Tribal Mtg Coordination 2019 February 15, 2019 92 KiB 5
18-0014 Medicaid Adult Expansion To ABP SPA Tribal Notice FINAL Sign December 19, 2018 1.9 MiB 11
Tribal Notice – SED Premiums SPA 09132018 September 20, 2018 91 KiB 44
2-22-2018 Idaho Tribes DRAFT Minutes May 10, 2018 46 KiB 63
17-230 Tribal Notice 1915c Adult DD & A&D Waiver Amendments Reshab October 30, 2017 0.5 MiB 142
17-229 Tribal Notice 1915i HCBS Adult DD SPA October 30, 2017 0.6 MiB 146
1915bIBHPWorkgroup Tribal Ltr MW May 24, 2017 0.3 MiB 192
17-0001 Base Benchmark Plan Alignment Tribal Notice January 24, 2017 0.3 MiB 193
YHI Idaho Tribal Meeting Agenda August 2017 July 26, 2017 0.2 MiB 203
18-001 Tribal Notice IDEA ITP SPA January 31, 2018 41 KiB 207
17-0003 Tribal Notice For Covered Outpatient Drugs February 23, 2017 0.3 MiB 208
IdahoInsuranceExchange April 6, 2016 0.1 MiB 212
A-D Waiver Amendment Tribal Notice November 3, 2017 0.6 MiB 213
Legal Notices PC Physician Codes & Rates 1-1-13 April 6, 2016 0.4 MiB 214
Adult DD 1915i HCBS Tribal Notice September 28, 2017 0.4 MiB 214
17-255 Tribal Notice DME SPA January 2, 2018 33 KiB 215
HCBS AD And Adult DD Reshab Tribal Notice 2 November 28, 2017 1.0 MiB 230
16-090 Tribal Letter SPA 16-0006 PCS April 6, 2016 0.3 MiB 234
17-088 Tribal Notice For Childrens DD March 31, 2017 0.4 MiB 236

The most recent policy issues for Washington:

Name Date Size Hits
Gov Inslee Finance Dem Medicaid Letter February 17, 2017 0.5 MiB 254
Dental Proviso Report Follow Up 122016 January 3, 2017 1.0 MiB 274
Letter-to-Governors-and-Commissioners February 17, 2017 1.1 MiB 403
Senate Finance Committee, Response Letter, 02152017 February 17, 2017 57 KiB 410
Senate Finance Attachment, 02152017 February 17, 2017 0.3 MiB 415
5079-S SL March 14, 2017 64 KiB 479
Nov 2007 AgendaDraft April 5, 2016 0.1 MiB 482
Sept 2007 MinutesDraft April 5, 2016 0.1 MiB 500
AIHC CR 102 Redline Changes (Final-04-10-14) April 5, 2016 34 KiB 505
16-087 HCBS Transition Plan Tribal Notice April 5, 2016 0.3 MiB 672
American Indian Health Commission for Washington State April 5, 2016 0.1 MiB 693
Final Washington Tribes SB 5079 Support Letter February 22, 2017 0.4 MiB 848
AIHC Dear Tribal Leaders OIC QHP Letter 4-10-14 April 5, 2016 0.4 MiB 886
Dear Interested Partners: April 5, 2016 0.6 MiB 1441
FAQ SSB 5079 Final March 16, 2017 0.4 MiB 1688

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board’s (NPAIHB) resolution process is an important mechanism for policy making and is used to assist decision makers on Indian health matters. The usefulness and need of the Board’s resolution process and decision making are clear:
* Resolutions are used in the Board’s projects, programs, and policies.
* Resolutions assist in the development of Indian health policies.
* Resolutions are used to unite policies and people.
* Resolutions involve input from Tribal constituents (Tribal Leaders, Health Directors, Indian health policy experts, and other Indian health interests).
* Resolutions provide information about Tribal positions for decision makers.
* Resolution development is a proactive process that works toward positive outcomes.
Resolutions are introduced at NPAIHB Quarterly Board Meetings and carried on for introduction at the annual Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) conference.  A number of resolutions adopted by ATNI are later introduced at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and form the basis of becoming national Indian health policy issues.  This process establishes an national Indian health policy agenda that becomes a focal point for Tribal leader and Congressional advocacy.
RESOLUTIONS FY 2019
OCTOBER
JULY
19-04-01 OHA and OHSU_HOWTO_Grant.pdf
19-04-02__334-08-19_Call to Congress to Support Advance Appropriations for IHS.pdf
19-04-03__335-08-19_Full Funding for IHS.pdf
19-04-04__336-08-19_Call Congress to Support Mandatory Appropriations for IHS.pdf
19-04-05__337-08-19_Call to Congress to Fully Fund Section 105i ISDEAA Lease.pdf
19-04-06__338-08-19 National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative.pdf
19-04-07__339-08-19_Ensure Medicaid Fulfills Federal Trust Responsibility to AI_AN
19-04-08__340-08-19_HHS OMH_AI-AN HRAC
19-04-09__341-08-19_Increase Funding for Special BH Program Title I_Title V.pdf
19-04-10__342-08-19_IHS to move the PRC Dependent Factor in the PRC Funding Formula.pdf
19-04-11__343-08-19_Support Legislation that Establishes VA_TAC.pdf
19-04-12__344-08-19_Support for Perment ReAuth SDPI.pdf
19-04-13__345-08-19_SAMSHA_Modernization Act Reporting Requirements for Opioid Tx.pdf
19-04-14_DHAT_Education Curricula North Sound Accountable Communities of Health (ACH) Revised.doc
19-04-14_DHAT_Education Curricula North Sound Accountable Communities of Health (ACH).pdf
19-04-15_RES RWJ_HER RESOLUTION.pdf
19-04-15_RES RWJ_HER RESOLUTION_ 07-10-19.doc
19-04-16_CDC Supplement Resolution July2019.doc
19-04-16_CDC Supplement Resolution.pdf
JOINT_ALL RESOLUTIONS 9.9.2019_FINAL.doc
JOINT_ALL RESOLUTIONS 9.9.2019_FINAL.pdf
OHA and OHSU HOWTO grant application for Oregon BHA training center 2019 FINAL.doc
RES DHAT Education Curricula North Sound Accountable Communities of Health (ACH) Revised.doc
APRIL
19-02-05 State_Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grant.pdf
19-03-01_Native_Boost.pdf
19-03-02_NDTI_Ford_Family_Foundation_Dental_Pilot.pdf
19-03-03_NDTI_NWHF_Policy_and_Systems_Change.pdf
19-03-04_NBJD_WEAVE.pdf
19-03-05_ISDEAA_105(I)Lease.pdf
19-03-06_FY_2020_IHS_Funding.pdf
RES ISDEAA 105(l) leases FINAL .docx
RES on FY 2020 IHS FUNDING final.docx
Resolution_Native Boost_resolution_FINAL 4-12-19.doc
RESOLUTION_NBJD_WEAVE RESOLUTION 2019 FINAL 4-12-19.docx
RESOLUTION_NDTI – Ford Family Foundation Dental Pilot Project FINAL 4-12-19.docx
RESOLUTION_NDTI – NWHF Policy and Systems Change Grant FINAL 4-12-19.docx
Resolution_SAMHSA SM-19-006_GLS_FINAL (00000002).doc
JANUARY
19.02.01 WE R NATIVE_TAM.pdf
19-02-02 Advance Appropriations for IHS.pdf
19-02-03 Tribal Youth Delegate Program.pdf
19-02-03_Resolution_TYD_DRAFT.doc
19-02-04 Establish a Food Sovereignty Sub-Committee.pdf
Resolution_Advance Appropriations IHS.doc
Resolutions_Food Sov SubCom_NPAIHB-RES.docx
TAM RESOLUTION.docx
Youth Delegates.docx

RESOLUTION ARCHIVES   2005 – 2015

Resolutions FY 2018
April 2018
18-03-01 Support for NNACOE.pdf
18-03-02_NIJ_NWTribal Juvenile Justice Alliance.pdf
18-03-03_CDC_Tribal Public Health Capacity.pdf
18-03-04 Prevention Research Center PRC.pdf
18-03-05 SAMSHA Funding.pdf
18-03-06 Continued Support for Mandatory Funding for SDPI.pdf
18-03-07 IHP Funding Increase.pdf
18-03-08 CJR Tribal Management Health Ed Health Workforce Support.pdf
18-03-09 CHAP MTD DSRIP Funding.pdf
January 2018
18-02-01 HCV Medication Access_State.pdf
18-02-02 HCV Medication Access_Federal.pdf
July 2018
18-04-01 Reserach to improve AI Health.pdf
18-04-02_FLIGHT_Broadt_OHSU_HRSA.pdf
18-04-03 SAMHSA MAT Initiative.pdf
18-04-04_SAMSHA_TOR.pdf
October 2017
18-01-01 DVPI Response Circles Project 08-30-2017 (00000002).pdf
18-01-02_NWTEC OHSU SEPA 2017.docx.pdf
18-01-03_ Addressing Suicide Research Gaps Understanding Mortality Outcomes.doc.pdf
18-01-04_Urging AMA to Adopt a Policy Statement on ACE and Toxic Stress.docx.pdf
18-01-05 Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers.pdf

Resolutions FY 2017
April 2017
January 2017
July 2017
October 2016

Resolutions FY 2016
April 2016
January 2016
July 2016
October 2015