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Tribal Government Services and Policy

Tribal Government Services and Policy is a new Division created within the MDHHS Director’s office effective October 1, 2022.  It is currently staffed by Lorna Elliott-Egan, Director of Tribal Government Services and Policy plus Analyst Isabelle Welsh.  This office acts as the primary point of access for all tribal governments and Native American individuals seeking information or assistance about or from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The primary function of this division is to provide guidance to the Department Director, Senior Deputies, and staff across the department to make sure that all are in compliance with treaty and legal obligations to Michigan’s 12 federally recognized tribal governments.  Additionally, services to Native American individuals needing assistance navigating MDHHS services or administrations will be provided.   Mandatory annual training is developed and deployed to all MDHHS employees by this division in compliance with Executive Directive 2019-17.

For more information or assistance: MDHHS-Tribal@michigan.gov