Request to Preserve the IHCIA

Phyllis Davis, Chair of The Great Lakes Area Tribal Health Board, was one of the signatories on a letter addressed to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The letter, signed by 16 Tribes and Tribal organizations on behalf of 567 Tribes, asks the congressional leaders to support retention of the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act (IHCIA) in any efforts to repeal or replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. You can read the letter here: tribal-organization-ihcia-support-letter (pdf).


The Great Lakes Area Tribal Health Board collaborates with many health-related entities to promote wellness in American Indian communities. Each community has a unique mix of concerns and priorities to address in the realm of health care.

Access to quality health care, availability of culturally congruent care, and addressing social and mental health issues are among the priorities of GLATHB.

We have done extensive outreach among health care providers and nurses in our region to build understanding of culturally congruent care. We have also partnered with state, federal and local organizations to promote better access to care for the members of our communities.

Watch this page for more information to come.