CDC/ATSDR Tribal Consultation Session
February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
February 9, 2023, from 4:00 pm -5:00 pm Eastern
Written comments due by Febrary 24, 2023, at 5:00 pm Eastern
Purpose: The purpose of the consultation meeting is to advance CDC/ATSDR support for and collaboration with American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribal nations and to improve the health of AI/AN people by pursuing goals that include assisting in eliminating health disparities faced by tribal nations; ensuring that access to critical health and human services and public health services is maximized to advance or enhance the social, physical, and economic status of AI/AN people; and promoting health equity for all AI/AN people and communities. To advance these goals, CDC/ATSDR conducts government-to-government consultations with elected tribal officials or their authorized representatives. The tribal consultation is intended to provide interested parties with an opportunity to discuss their public health priorities that may affect tribal nations. Consultation is an enhanced form of communication that emphasizes trust, respect, and shared responsibility. It is an open and free exchange of information and opinion among parties that leads to mutual understanding.
Matters to be Considered: CDC/ATSDR is hosting this meeting to hold consultation with federally recognized tribal nations to receive input and guidance on strengthening relationships during the implementation of the CDC Moving Forward Initiative. CDC/ATSDR is seeking feedback on how the agency can better engage with Indian country through meaningful consultation. The consultation will be held to also hear from tribes on their priorities as we transition out of the COVID-19 public health emergency and on how CDC/ATSDR can better support tribes and tribal communities moving forward.