USET Region Workgroup/Taskforce/Committee Vacancies

Vacancy: Nominations being sought

Function: The Joint Commission will focus on reducing violent crimes against American Indians and Alaska Natives and address the long-standing missing and murdered Indigenous person crisis.

Federal Contact: 
Heidi Todacheene – Senior Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Heidi_Todacheene@ios.doi.gov
Subject line: Inquiry re NIAC fr [add org/tribe/name here]

More Information: https://www.bia.gov/news/interior-and-justice-department-takes-next-steps-implementation-not-invisible-act

Vacancy: Nominations being sought

Function: The Committee shall provide advice to the President and the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office on matters related to the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative (Initiative). The purposes of the Initiative are: (1) Ensuring continued United States leadership in artificial intelligence research and development; (2) leading the world in the development and use of trustworthy artificial intelligence systems in the public and private sectors; (3) preparing the present and future United States workforce for the integration of artificial intelligence systems across all sectors of the economy and society; and (4) coordinating ongoing artificial intelligence research, development, and demonstration activities among the civilian agencies, the Department of Defense, and the Intelligence Community to ensure that each informs the work of the others.

Federal Contact: 
Alicia Chambers - Committee Liaison Officer, National Institute of Standards and Technology, alicia.chambers@nist.gov and melissa.banner@nist.gov
Subject line: Department of Commerce NAIAC Nomination

More Information: https://www.ai.gov/naiac/#ABOUT-NAIAC

Vacancy: Nashville Area Primary

Function: The Information Systems Advisory Committee (ISAC) is established to guide the development of a co-owned and co-managed Indian health information infrastructure and information systems. The goal of the ISAC is to assure the creation of flexible and dynamic information systems that assist in the management and delivery of health care and contribute to the elevation of the health status of Indian people. The ISAC will assist in insuring that information systems are available, accessible, useful, cost effective, and user friendly for local level providers, while continuing to create standardized aggregate data that supports advocacy for Indian health programs at the national level.

Federal Contact:
Christy Tayrien, IHS (Christy.tayrien@ihs.gov)
When an ISAC Area at-large elected tribal seat is filled, the ISAC representative will individually designate an alternate to serve on his/her behalf on ISAC in the event he/she is absent.

More Information: https://www.ihs.gov/isac/

Vacancy: Nashville Area Primary and Alternate

Function: 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.

Federal Contact: 
Designated Federal Officer—José T. Montero, MD, MHCDS, Director, Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, CDC
Acting Executive Secretary—CDR Jenna Meyer, MPH, RN, Acting Director, Office of Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances, Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, CDC

More Information: https://www.cdc.gov/tribal/consultation-support/tac/index.html

Vacancy: Nashville Area Alternate and At-Large Members

Function: The TAC is advisory to the NIH, and provides a forum for meetings between elected Tribal officials (or their designated representatives) and NIH officials to exchange views, share information, and seek advice concerning intergovernmental responsibilities related to the implementation and administration of NIH programs.It was established to help ensure that Tribes and AI/AN people have meaningful and timely input in the development of NIH policies, programs, and priorities. The NIH TAC seeks to ensure that NIH policies or activities that affect AI/AN communities are brought to the attention of Tribal leaders.

Federal Contact:
Lawrence A. Tabak, Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health
301-496-4000
Lawrence.Tabak@nih.gov

More Information: https://dpcpsi.nih.gov/thro/tac

Vacancy: Nashville Area Primary and Alternate

Function: The National Tribal Advisory Committee (NTAC) on Behavioral Health acts as an advisory body to the Division of Behavioral Health and to the Director of the Indian Health Service, with the aim of providing guidance and recommendations on programmatic issues that affect the delivery of behavioral health care for American Indian and Alaska Natives.

Federal Contact:Dr. Glorinda Segay (IHS Division of Behavioral Health) glorinda.segay@ihs.gov

More Information: https://www.ihs.gov/dbh/consultationandconfer/ntac/

Vacancy: Nashville Area Primary and Alternate

Function: The Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee (TLDC) was created by the Director, Indian Health Service (IHS), in 1998. The TLDC recommends to the Director, IHS, a process for distributing SDPI funds. The TLDC also provides the IHS and Tribal leadership with an ongoing forum to discuss all matters related to diabetes and the impact of other chronic diseases on AI/AN communities.The TLDC will make recommendations and provide advice on policy and advocacy issues concerning diabetes and related chronic diseases; provide advice and guidance to ensure the incorporation of appropriate culture, traditions, and values in program development, research, and community-based activities; provide broad-based guidance and assistance in defining how other Federal agencies and organizations, States, Tribal epidemiology centers, institutions of higher learning, and private health organizations can play a role in addressing diabetes and related chronic diseases; and serve as a Tribal advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Native Diabetes Wellness Program.

Federal Contact:Ann Bullock, MD, Director, IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention ann.bullock@ihs.gov

More Information: https://www.ihs.gov/sdpi/tldc/