ALTSA Tribal Affairs

About ALTSA

ALTSA is a national leader in meeting the needs of older people and people with physical disabilities in their own homes and in community residential settings. The Administration investigates allegations of abuse, abandonment, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults. It oversees quality of care in licensed residential facilities and supports clients who are deaf and hard of hearing in Washington State.

ALTSA is committed to partnering with tribes in Washington to achieve mutual goals between sovereign governments. By developing partnerships with tribes and Recognized American Indian Organizations (RAIOs),existing LTSS partners and providers such as state and local government and private contractors, we believe the goal of comprehensive, culturally relevant service delivery can be achieved. 

Learn more about ALTSA.

Upcoming Events

CANCELLED - April 16 & 17, 2020 Tribal/ALTSA/HCS/AAA Spring Summit
Oxford Suites, Spokane, WA

September 10 & 11, 2020 Tribal/ALTSA/HCS/AAA ​
Fall Summit
Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound, WA


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Announcements

2020 Spring and Fall Summit Meetings |  These meetings will bring together representatives from tribes, ALTSA, Area Agencies on Aging, Home and Community Services, ACH, the Health Care Authority and other government agencies that have programs and services available to support tribes. The agenda is still being set, but attendees will be provided with updates about the Consumer Directed Employer, EVV, Asset Verification and the Long-Term Care Trust. Other agenda items will include an opportunity for tribes to provide updates on their current projects, what is working and areas that have proved challenging. 

Consumer Directed Employment Roundtables and Consultation for the August 2018 are now available to review.

November 2018: The Annual Tribal - ALTSA - HCS - AAA Summit will be taking place on November 1st and 2nd at the Great Wolf Lodge in Centralia, WA.  For more information and a link to online registration, please see the Summit Registration Flyer and the Invitation to Tribal Leaders.

Communications, Consultations and Meetings

Dear Tribal Leader Letters for 2018

Date Subject
August 3, 2018 Consumer Directed Employer Project Roundtables and Consultation
May 29, 2018 Lifespan Respite WA Request for Proposals
May 1, 2018 Washington State Senate Bill (SB) 5736: An ACT concerning the expansion of nutrition programs for older adults
April 3, 2018 Passage of Washington State Senate Bill 6199. Request for Tribal representative on the Consumer Directed Employer Strategic Development Group.
April 2, 2018 Enacted 2018 Supplemental Budget

 

ALTSA-DDA IPAC Subcommittee Meetings

Meeting Date Agenda Handouts Minutes
December 11, 2018: 9am - 12pm Agenda Handouts Minutes
November 13, 2018: 9am - 12pm Agenda Handouts Minutes
October 9, 2018: 9am - 12pm Agenda Handouts Minutes
September 11, 2018 Agenda Handouts Minutes
August 14, 2018 Agenda Handouts Minutes
July 10, 2018 Agenda Handouts Minutes
June 12, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
May 8, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
April 10, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
March 13, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
February 13, 2018 Agenda   Minutes
January 9, 2018 Agenda   Minutes

Regional Tribal Desk Manuals

Region Tribes and RAIOs Counties
Region 1 Colville, Kalispel, Spokane, Yakama, American Indian Community Center, and NATIVE Project. Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, Yakima.
Region 2 Lummi, Nooksack, Samish, Tulalip, Sauk-Suiattle, Stillaguamish, Swinomish, Upper Skagit, Muckleshoot, Snoqualmie, Seattle Indian Health Board, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation and Chief Seattle Club. Island, San Juan, King, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom.
Region 3 Hoh, Jamestown S'Klallam, Lower Elwha Klallam, Makah, Quileute, Port Gamble S'Klallam, Suquamish, Chehalis, Cowlitz, Nisqually, Puyallup, Quinault, Skokomish, Shoalwater Bay, Squaxin Island, South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency, Small Tribes of Western Washington. Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, Wahkiakum.

ALTSA Long Term Services and Supports

ALTSA offers services that support elders and adults with disabilities to remain independent and supported in their home.  Services are coordinated to respond to health, social and personal care needs of individuals with chronic conditions or disabilities that limit the ability for self-care. Often the eligible person has caregivers that may also be eligible for supports.

Program Information

Resources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, American Indians/Alaska Native

Contact Us

Marietta Bobba, Tribal Affairs Administrator

Email: bobbam@dshs.wa.gov

Phone: 360-725-2618

Ann Dahl, Money Follows the Person Tribal Initiative Project Manager

Email: dahla@dshs.wa.gov

Phone: 360-725-3489

Money Follows the Person Tribal Initiative

Money Follows the Person Tribal Initiative (MFPTI) is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid funded initiative through the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration. Learn more about the initiative, our goals and upcoming meetings. 

Contracting with ALTSA and Area Agencies on Aging

DSHS is committed to working with federally recognized Tribes in Washington to achieve mutual goals between sovereign governments.