Tribal Health Program Support
Tribal Health Program Support (THPS), originally the Health Information Office (HIO), was created in 1995 through an Indian Self Determination Education and Assistance Act (ISDEAA) P.L. 638 contract with the Indian Health Service (IHS) for the identified program, services, functions, and activities. Over the years, THPS has expanded to contract the Office of Tribal Activities, Diabetes Control Officer, Nutrition Program; and operates USET’s Tribal Epidemiology Center (TEC), Dental Support Center (DSC), and Diabetes Center. THPS provides up-to-date public health information, advocacy tools, policy analysis, and health promotion and disease prevention programming. USET believes that elevating the health status of Tribal citizens is integral in restoring and maintaining the heart, spirit, and soul common to every USET Tribal Nation.
Office of Environmental Resource Management
First established in 2004 as the Environmental Liaison Office to fulfill the founding member Tribal Nations goal to provide protection of Tribal natural resources. In 2012 the office was transformed into the Office of Environmental Resource Management (OERM). OERM focuses on assisting USET member Tribal Nations with a wide range of environmental concerns, such as supporting protection of human health and ecosystems, risk assessments, climate change adaptation and mitigation, providing clean and safe drinking water, cultural resource protection, traditional and conventional agriculture, and sustainable development.
Office of Economic Development
Created in 2015 through the adoption of the USET Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), the Office of Economic Development assists member Tribal Nations with the growth of economic and community development efforts. USET staff supports the work of healthy and vibrant Tribal economies through training and technical assistance opportunities, resource brokering, and research and data appraisals.