Tribal Advisory Committee
The Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) advises CDC/ATSDR on policy issues and broad strategies that may significantly affect American Indian/Alaska Native communities. The TAC will assist CDC/ATSDR in fulfilling its mission to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability through established and ongoing relationships and consultation sessions.
The TAC consists of 16 voluntary representatives: 1 delegate (and 1 authorized representative) from a federally recognized tribe geographically located in each of the 12 Indian Health Service Areasexternal icon, and 1 delegate (and 1 authorized representative) from 4 federally recognized tribes-at-large.
Delegates must be
- Elected tribal officials
- Acting in their official capacity as elected officials of their tribe, with authority to act on behalf of the tribe
- Qualified to represent the views of the Indian tribes in the area that they are nominated.
Each delegate may designate an authorized representative to act on his or her behalf. Authorized representatives may be elected tribal officials or designated tribal officials who are qualified to represent the views of tribes. Authorized representatives might include, but are not limited to, tribal health officers, tribal health system executive directors, and leaders of regional and national nonprofit organizations (501.c.3), such as the National Congress of American Indians, the National Indian Health Board, or the National Indian Child Welfare Association.
- TAC Fact Sheet pdf icon[PDF – 264 KB]
- Current TAC Roster pdf icon[PDF – 175 KB]
- TAC Charter pdf icon[PDF – 179 KB]
- CDC/ATSDR Tribal Consultation Policy [PDF – 95 KB]
- Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Frequently Asked Question pdf icon[PDF – 366 KB]
Document provided by the Department of Health and Human Services
Designated Federal Officer—José T. Montero, MD, MHCDS, Director, Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, CDC
Executive Secretary—CAPT Kari Hearod, MSW, LCSW, Director, Office of Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances, Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, CDC
CDC/ATSDR TAC is currently recruiting for Albuquerque area, Bemidji area, Billings area, Nashville area, Navajo area, Portland area, Tucson area, and (3) Tribes At-Large.
- Nominations will be accepted for Bemidji, Billings, Nashville, Portland, and Tucson areas until July 22, 2021.
- Nominations will be accepted for Albuquerque area, Navajo area, and (3) Tribes At-Large until August 15, 2021.
TAC Recruitment Information