Current Health Policy Issues and Tribal Consultation

Since its establishment in 1981, the Tribal Health Steering Committee for the Phoenix Area Indian Health Service (THSC) has provided advisement to IHS in terms of making recommendations and guiding Tribal consultation to address issues that are common among the Tribes served by the Phoenix Area IHS. The Steering Committee is comprised of Tribal Leaders that reflect the geographic and demographic diversity of the Tribes and their unique health care delivery challenges in the Phoenix Area. It serves as the Tribal Area health board for the region and provides advisement on national and state health policies that impact American Indian people and the medical and public health care services provided by IHS, Tribal and urban Indian health care programs. The Phoenix Area Caucus convened at the NIHB Tribal Health Conference in September 2017. The following lists some of the top health policy matters that are currently under discussion by Tribal Leaders in the region.

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