Washington Report

An NIHB Publication

The Washington Report is an e-newsletter produced by the National Indian Health Board. Each issue contains a listing of current events on Capitol Hill, information on passed and upcoming legislation, Indian health policy analysis and action items.

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Health Reporter

An NIHB Publication

The Health Reporter is a quarterly newsletter published by the National Indian Health Board. Each issue of the E-newsletter contains up-to-date information on NIHB programs and issues surrounding Indian health in this country.

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Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee

The Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee (TLDC) provides leadership, guidance, and recommendations to the Indian Health Service (IHS) on issues related to diabetes and related chronic health conditions among American Indians and Alaska Natives. The TLDC was created in 1998 in response to the successful partnership between IHS and Tribal Leaders in establishing the process for distributing the Special Diabetes Program for Indians funds. The mission of the TLDC is to ensure an ongoing dialogue and partnership between Tribal Leaders and IHS on these important topics.

As an advisory body to the IHS Director, the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee:

  • Makes recommendations on diabetes-related policy and advocacy issues.
  • Provides advice and guidance to ensure that appropriate cultural traditions and values are incorporated in program development, research, and community-based activities.
  • Offers guidance to other organizations—such as Federal agencies and organizations, states, Tribal epidemiology centers, institutions of higher learning, and private health organizations—on how they can help address diabetes and related chronic health conditions among American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee includes 18 members:
  • One elected or appointed Tribal official (and alternate) from each of the 12 IHS administrative areas (voting members).
  • One IHS representative (voting member).
  • One representative (and alternate) from each of the following organizations (non-voting members):
  • National Indian Health Board
  • National Congress of American Indians
  • Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee
  • Direct Service Tribes
  • National Council of Urban Indian Health

TLDC Charter

TLDC meetings

  • Quarterly in-person meetings (dates and locations vary). Next meeting is June 5-6, 2017 in Anchorage, AK
  • Monthly phone meetings occur on the 3rd Wednesday of every month 4-5pm Eastern time.

Contact Karrie Joseph, [email protected] or 202-507-4070 for more information about TLDC meetings.