CMS Division of Tribal Affairs
Important information for our tribal partner


New 2019-2020 CMS Tribal Affairs Calendar (PDF)

The CMS Division of Tribal Affairs is pleased to announce the release of a 15 month 2019 – 2020 calendar featuring a collection of our favorite Public Service Announcements (PSAs).   The PSAs feature a different topic or message each month to encourage American Indians and Alaska Natives to enroll in Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Marketplace. The PSAs are published in several Tribal newspapers and are broadcast on Tribal radio stations. For FY 2020, the PSAs will be translated and broadcast in ten Tribal languages: Navajo, Lakota, Ojibwe, Yupik, Zuni, Cherokee, Salish, Tohono O’odham, Tlingit, and Inupiaq.

You can order calendars or any of our outreach materials for your health clinic or office by visiting our website’s Product Ordering page at  All materials are free and you can order as many as you need. For more information about the CMS Division of Tribal Affairs, visit or email us at

Two NEW Videos - PSAs
How to use CMS tribal outreach materials
This video demonstrates tips on using CMS tribal outreach materials at an information booth at a Health Fair or community Pow-wow.  This video demonstrate tips on using CMS tribal outreach materials: Patient Home Visit, Enrollment Assister, Health Care Provider, Pow-wow/Health Fair

The Impact of Health Disparities on American Indian and Alaska Natives

On November 1, 2018, HHS sponsored the November 2018 American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month Observance.  The keynote speaker was Donald Warne M.D., M.P.H., Associate Dean of  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.  Dr. Warne spoke on the The Impact of Health Disparities on American Indian and Alaska Natives.  The program has been archived on the HHS You Tube Channel at

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