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April 2016
The National Indian Health Board Tribal Healthcare Reform Newsletter provides a brief overview on the current happenings in Indian healthcare reform. 

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NIHB Provided Training in Atlanta as well as the NIHOE Quarterly Meeting!
NIHB traveled to Atlanta and provided training on the Affordable Care Act and more

NIHB conducted training following the Tribal Public Health Summit on April 14 at the Hilton Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. Along with other National Indian Outreach and Education (NIHOE) partners, the training consisted of Affordable Care Act 101, Tribal Healthcare Policy Updates, Employer Mandate, Tribal Sponsorship Updates, and Tax Exemptions. 

NIHB also met face-to-face with NIHOE partners on April 14 and provided updates as well as possible future collaborative efforts.
Tax Season is over but it is not too late for American Indians and Alaska Natives!
What you need to know about special protections as an American Indian or Alaska Native

Open enrollment and tax season is now over for millions of America, but American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) can still enroll! Members of federally recognized tribes have a special monthly enrollment status that allows them to enroll throughout the year. 

It is important for AI/AN individuals and families to learn about their insurance options and get covered. Not only do the individuals benefit from insurance but it also helps Indian Health Service facilities, Tribal 638 and urban clinics as well. Through third party billing, these resources become more available to everyone because those Purchased and Referred Care dollars go right back into the facilities. 
NIHB Wants to Highlight Your Stories!
NIHB wants to highlight your successes across the nation
NIHB is collecting success stories! If you have any success stories from individuals that have enrolled in the Marketplace, or best practices,let us know! We want to highlight some of these stories on our webpage and show off your hard work. 
Please e-mail them to Francys Crevier at or share your stories on our facebook page here
IHS hosts a teleconference for the LGBT2S community
IHS is conducting a series of public teleconferences. The first teleconference on May 5th will seek input on how to advance and promote the health needs of the American Indian and Alaska Native Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Two-Spirit communities. 

The teleconference will be held Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 3 to 5:00 p.m. (EST). Join the meeting by calling the toll free phone number at 800-857-9744, followed by the participant passcode number, 3618057. Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the meeting.
For more information, feel free to contact the Public Affairs Staff at Indian Health Service by phone (301) 443-3593 or email

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact Francys Crevier at

Francys Crevier
National Indian Health Board