[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 173 (Wednesday, September 7, 2016)]
[Pages 61703-61704]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-21485]



Indian Health Service

Notice of Office of Urban Indian Health Programs Strategic Plan

AGENCY: Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


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SUMMARY: Indian Health Service (IHS) has entered into a contract with 
the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) to assist 
in the development of a five-year strategic plan. Funding for this 
project was provided by Congress in the 2016 Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, which directs IHS to develop the plan in 
consultation with urban Indians and the Academy.
    As part of this project, the Academy project team is in the process 
of conducting extensive outreach to IHS/Office of Urban Indian Health 
Programs (OUIHP) leadership and employees, as well as conferring with 
urban Indian organizations and other key external stakeholder groups. 
The final product will be a strategic plan to guide the work of the 
headquarters office of OUIHP, area urban coordinators, and urban Indian 
organizations participating in IHS programs. The strategic plan will be 
completed by the end of December 2016.
    IHS is requesting input on the strategic planning process, the 
strengths and weaknesses of OUIHP, and the opportunities and threats 
facing the program. Comments will be used to help develop the mission, 
goals, objectives, and strategies to be included in the strategic plan.

DATES: Submit your input to the Academy no later than September 16, 
2016. All comments submitted to the Academy are not for attribution.
    Written Comments: Send input by email to [email protected] 
with the subject line: UIHP Strategic Plan.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Haze, Project Director, 
National Academy of Public Administration, 1600 K St. NW., Suite 400, 
Washington, DC 20006, (201) 204-3682.

    Dated: August 26, 2016.
Elizabeth A. Fowler,
Deputy Director for Management Operations, Indian Health Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-21485 Filed 9-6-16; 8:45 am]