October 23, 2017
IHS DSTAC/TSGAC Joint Advisory Committee Meeting will focus on common toipics such as: IHS Hiring Freeze, IHS Realignment, FY18 and FY19 Budgets, Recruitment and Retention for staff, RPMS IT system, Opioid epidemic and initiatives and tribal budget funding, VA/IHS MOA’s with Tribes, and Diabetes/chronic diseases.
9:00 AM TRIBAL OPENING
9:05 - 9:15 AM TRIBAL OPENING REMARKS
DSTAC & TSGAC Chairs
The Chairs of each Committee will review the shared purpose and format for the joint meeting with a brief presentation followed by committee discussion that focuses on identifying shared objectives, goals, and recommendations for next steps.
9:15 - 9:20 AM OPENING REMARKS BY INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE
Acting Director, Indian Health Service (or DDIGA)
9:20 - 9:30 AM INTRODUCTIONS
Morning Moderator: TBD (DSTAC/TSGAC Chair/Vice Chair)
9:30 - 10:30 AM INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE BUDGET
Purpose: The IHS Office of Finance and Accounting (OFA) will provide a brief overview of the IHS Budget, and describe the current budget environment. The committees will discuss identifying shared budget priorities.
Ann Church, Acting Director, OFA, IHS
10:30 – 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 – 12:00 PM IHS STRUCURE, QUALITY FRAMEWORK, RECRUITMENT & RETENTION PRIORITIES
Purpose: The IHS will provide an update on the latest Agency efforts regarding the HHS Reimagine initiative, the IHS Quality Framework initiative, and the current status of IHS vacancies, along with IHS efforts to improve its overall recruitment and retention efforts. This session will also provide an opportunity for IHS and Tribal representatives to engage in a discussion about these priorities which affect health service programs.
12:00 – 1:30 PM LUNCH
Afternoon Moderator: TBD (DSTAC/TSGAC Chair/Vice Chair)
1:30 – 2:45 PM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - RESOURCE AND PATIENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Purpose: The IHS OIT will provide an update on the OIT and RPMS. The discussion will focus on information technology system priorities that affect public health programs as well as how Direct Service and Self-Governance Tribes may improve efforts to address IT issues, including RPMS and other IT related topics.
CAPT Mark Rives, Director, OIT, IHS
2:45 – 3:00 PM BREAK
3:00 – 3:45 PM VETERANS ADMINISTRATION (VA) AND IHS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Purpose: The discussion will focus on the current VA and IHS MOUs and the status of the reimbursement agreements between IHS and Tribes with VA.
3:45 – 4:30 PM BEHAVIORAL HEALTH BUDGET PRIORITIES
Purpose: Tribal representatives and IHS Leadership will discuss the Opioid Epidemic and other behavioral health initiatives and tribal budgeting and funding priorities that affect Behavioral Health Programs.
4:30 – 4:45 PM WRAP-UP
Purpose: The purpose of this discussion is to provide an opportunity for Tribal representatives and IHS leadership to engage in a discussion about the next steps or recommendations in moving forward.
TBD, Director, ODSCT
TBD, Director OTSG
4:45– 5:00 PM TRIBAL CLOSING