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 Sheetpdf icon[PDF-264KB]
- Current TAC Rosterpdf icon[PDF-68KB]
- TAC Charterpdf icon[PDF-179KB]
- CDC/ATSDR Tribal Consultation Policypdf icon[PDF-418KB]
- Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Frequently Asked Questionpdf 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
Acting Executive Secretary—CAPT Carmen Clelland, PharmD, MPA, Director, Office of Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances, Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, CDC
CDC/ATSDR TAC is currently recruiting for Bemidji area, California area, Great Plains area, Nashville area, Phoenix area, and Tucson area delegates. Nominations will be accepted until October 1, 2020.
TAC Recruitment Information