Tribal Self Governance News

Impacting Tribal Health Care: How Self-Governance Has Affected Capacity, Services, and Operation

Self-Governance Communication & Education is conducting a research project to look at the ways health care has changed since the time a Tribal facility was compacted and transitioned to Tribal Management.

The purpose of this questionnaire is to gather data regarding specific changes experienced by Tribal health care facilities. This data includes information such as health care provider vacancy and turnover rates, ways to address the health care needs and challenges within Tribal communities, the changes in services provided to patients, etc.

The information gathered from this questionnaire will be used collectively to highlight the success of Self-Governance Tribes in developing their health care systems. The full project report will be released in 2018 during the Annual Tribal Self-Governance Consultation Conference. All information collected will be completely anonymous in the final report and no specific Tribe or Tribal facility will be featured without expressed written consent from their leadership.

To download a full list of the survey questions, click here.

Please contact Jackie Eagle with any questions, comments, or concerns. Thank you!

SGAC/TSGAC Meeting Docs available here for October 24-25, 2017.  Next meeting: January 23-25, 2018. Click here for more info.  Advisory Committee representatives confer, discuss, and reach consensus on specific self-governance issues and provide verbal and written advice about Self-Governance issues to the Indian Health Service and the Department of the Interior. As a result of active participation by members, the committee advances Self-Governance objectives by providing advice and input before final decisions on policy issues are made.  Anyone is welcome to participate in Committee meetings or contact their representative to review agenda topics and recent discussions.