March 29-30, 2017 N/A
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Washington, D.C. 20201
Hubert H. Humphrey Building at 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, as well as to
our 2017 Annual Regional Tribal Consultations held across the country. We will once again
offer one-on-one consultation for individual tribes at the ATBC, as well as at each of the regional
As in previous years, HHS will continue to work with you to improve the consultation process.
The Department understands the importance of hearing from tribes on national and regional
issues, as well as tribal-specific concerns. Below you will find a brief description of the ATBC,
as well as details for the Regional Tribal Consultation sessions. HHS will begin hosting
planning calls for the ATBC on Wednesday, February 1st at 3:00 PM ET. Additional details are
included in the enclosure.
19th U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Annual Tribal Budget
The consultation session will provide a forum for tribes to collectively share their views and
priorities with HHS officials on national health and human services funding priorities and make
recommendations for the Department’s FY 2019 budget request. We hope the consultation will
provide a venue for a two-way conversation between tribal leaders and HHS officials on program
issues and concerns that will lead to recommendations for action. The schedule for this year’s
consultation is as follows:
One-on-one meetings with HHS Divisions: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
We will once again be providing tribes time for one-on-one meetings to share their specific
health and human service issues with HHS officials. Various HHS agencies will be available to
listen and contribute to the conversation. Please note that the amount of time that you are
allotted to meet with individual HHS officials will be determined by the volume of requests. All
requests for one-on-one meetings must be received through pre-registration by COB Friday,
March 24th, 2017.
Annual Budget Consultation: Thursday, March 30th, 2017
At 9 AM on Thursday, March 30th, we will begin the consultation session. HHS will identify
specific issues on which we would like to consult with tribes and will send them to you early in
the New Year so that you can prepare your thoughts, ideas, and recommendations.
To pre-register for the ATBC and request one-on-one meetings, please visit the following link:
HHS Annual Tribal Budget Consultation Pre Registration.