The Tribal Affairs Office (TAO) assists the Department of Health Services (DHS) in maintaining an effective government-to-government relationship with the eleven federally recognized Wisconsin Tribal Governments, the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. (GLITC), and the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, Inc. (GLIIHC).
The Goal of the Tribal Affairs Office is to:
Effectively collaborate with Wisconsins Tribal Governments to make sustained progress toward maximizing funding support of health care services provided to tribal members and improving health outcomes.
TAO staff serve as a resource for:
Tribal leadership and staff; DHS management and staff; general public; county, state and local agencies; other states; and federal agencies.
This CARS informational table includes: Agency Expense Report (month/year); Keying Document Due Dates; CARS Processing Dates; Non-Municipal Deposit Dates (ACH Deposit Dates); and Municipal Deposit Dates (Tribal ACH Deposit Dates).
A Scope of Services, or a program description have been developed for various Tribal programs that are funded through the Department of Health Services (DHS). The Scope of Services program documents provide DHS program contact information; a brief outline of the background description; scope of work summary; period of performance (contract start and end dates); and any reporting requirements due dates.
In response to Wisconsin's opioid overdose epidemic, Governor Scott Walker created the Task Force on Opioid Abuse under Executive Order #214 (PDF, 1,056 KB)
Visit the DHS Opioid Resources to learn about prevention and treatment.
Wisconsin Public Television
Tribal Histories - Recorded in the natural settings of the regions that native people have called home for centuries, these films feature tribal members sharing the challenges, triumphs and time-honored traditions that have shaped their vibrant communities across generations.
2017 Family Service Program Directors Meeting Schedule
Date: April 19, 2017
Host Tribe: Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Date: July 26, 2017
Host Tribe: Oneida Nation
Date: October 17, 2017
Host Tribe: Ho-Chunk Nation