Tribal Affairs Office

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.

The Goal of the Tribal Affairs Office is to:
Effectively collaborate with Wisconsin’s 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.

What's New?


Date:  August 15, 2016
When:  Noon-1:00 P.M.
Title:  Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program
Participants:  Tribal Health Centers
Focus: Questions and Answers regarding the Quality Improvement Work Plan for the CYSHCN Program

Tribal CARS Manual 2016-2017

2016 Year-End Consultation Meeting

Host Tribe:  St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
Date:  September 21, 2016
Time:  1 pm to 4 pm
Location:  St. Croix Casino Danbury
Address:  30222 State Road WI 35, Danbury, WI 54830
Phone:  1-800-238-8946

Upcoming 2016 Family Services Meetings

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Host Tribe: Forest County Potawatomi Community

Last Revised: August 26, 2016