Consultations and meetings

Tribal consultations and roundtables

What is the difference between a roundtable and a consultation?

  • At a roundtable, the main goal is to give and receive information.
  • At a consultation, the main goals are to address issues and concerns, and make decisions.

Tribes or the Health Care Authority (HCA) can initiate consultations and roundtables.

Look below to see upcoming meeting dates and materials from previous meetings.

2023 consultations and roundtables

Date Meeting type Key topics Related materials*
August 17 Governors Indian Health Advisory Council Agenda Topics: Tribal Opioid Fentanyl Response Taskforce, Uniform Consultation Policy, Tribal Reinvestment Account Policy, Legislative Updates, Exchanging Data with Tribal Jurisdictions Visit the GIHAC website for materials
August 8 Consultation

Block Grant Application 2024

Join the Consultation

July 26 Roundtable #2

Block Grant Application 2024

Join roundtable #2
(following TCOW)

  • DTLL (April 6, 2023)
July 12 Roundtable #1

Block Grant Application 2024

Join roundtable #1
(following MTM)

  • DTLL (April 6, 2023)
June 28 Consultation

INA Risk Assessment

Join the Consultation

June 22 Roundtable

INA Risk Assessment

June 20 Listening Session

Opioid Abatement Settlement – Tribal/UIHP Set Aside

May 11 Listening Session

Block Grant Application 2024

April 21 (rescheduled from March 22) Consultation

SPA - 13d Rehabilitative Services

March 31

Consultation

Continuation

Roundtable #1

CHAP SPA - behavioral health aides, community health aids, and dental health aides
  • DTLL (January 3, 2023)
    March 8 Consultation CHAP SPA - behavioral health aides, community health aids, and dental health aides

     

    March 7 Roundtable #2 SPA - 13d Rehabilitative Services
    February 22 Roundtable #1 SPA - 13d Rehabilitative Services

    *We will post related materials as they become available. We posted all materials that go with each date, but some materials will not be linked at first.

    Other regularly scheduled meetings

    Please send us your suggestions for meeting topics or ask to be added to our contact list.

    Monthly tribal meeting (MTM)

    Held with HCA, the Department of Health, American Indian Health Commission, and Washington Health Benefit Exchange

    Who: Tribal leaders and health care providers
    When: second Wednesday of the month, from 1 to 5 p.m.
    Where: Via Zoom until further notice

    Tribal compliance and operations workgroup (TCOW)

    Who: Tribal health care billing staff
    When: fourth Wednesday of the month, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Where: Via Zoom until further notice

    Tribes-managed care organizations (MCOs) meeting

    Who: Tribal health programs and MCOs discuss issues regarding managed care services, coverage, and payment to tribal health programs, including urban Indian health organizations
    When: quarterly | Meetings are held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (during the Tribal Compliance and Operations Workgroup)
    Where: Via Zoom until further notice

    Governor's Indian Health Advisory Council (GIHAC)

    Who: Tribal leaders and health care providers

    For more information, please visit the GIHAC webpage

    Tribal Centric Behavioral Health Advisory Board (TCBHAB)

    Coordinated by the American Indian Health Commission (AIHC)

    Who: Tribal leaders and Indian health care providers, TCBHAB board members, tribal and urban Indian organizations, state and federal tribal partners
    When: third Wednesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Where: via Zoom
    Website: AIHC website
    HCA contact: Lucilla Mendoza

    Tribal 988 Crisis Response Improvement Strategy (CRIS) Subcommittee

    Coordinated by the American Indian Health Commission (AIHC), Health Management Associates (HMA)

    Who: Tribal leaders and Indian health care providers, TCBHAB board members, tribal and urban Indian organizations, state and federal tribal partners
    When: third Wednesday of the month, from 9 to 10 a.m.
    Where: on Zoom, in coordination with the TCBHAB meetings
    Website: CRIS committees page
    HCA contact: Lucilla Mendoza

    AI/AN Opioid Response Workgroup (AI/AN ORW)

    Coordinated by AIHC

    Who: Tribal leaders and Indian health care providers, tribal and urban Indian organizations, state and federal tribal partners
    When: third Wednesday of the month, from 9 to 10 a.m.
    Where: on Zoom, in coordination with the TCBHAB meetings
    Website: AIHC website
    HCA contact: Lucilla Mendoza

    Contact

    For the quickest response, email Tribal Affairs shared inbox.

    Aren Sparck
    Tribal affairs administrator
    Phone: 360-725-1649

    Mike Longnecker
    Operations and compliance manager
    Phone: 360-725-1315

    Lucilla Mendoza
    Behavioral health administrator
    Phone: 360-725-1834