Published July 7, 2016
WASHINGTON — The Office of Minority Health is calling for nominations to the American Indian Alaska Native Health Research Council (HRAC). The nominations are due by July 15, 2016.
HRAC supports collaborative approaches between federal and tribal partners to reduce health disparities that affect American Indian and Alaska Native communities. HRAC with tribal leaders to set priorities and make recommendations to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) leadership that inform effective Native health programs and policies.
HRAC also addresses health disparities in Indian Country by supporting collaborative research efforts between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and tribal partners.
Delegates and alternates on the council are now being recruited for the following areas in Indian Country: Albuquerque Area; Billings Area; California Area; Great Plains Area; Navajo Area; Oklahoma City Area; Phoenix Area; Portland Area; Tucson Area; and National At-Large. Delegates and alternates must be elected tribal representatives or appointed tribal officials and be nominated by a tribal leader.
As a federal agency, the Office of Minority Health (OMH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recognizes the United States’ unique legal and political relationship with Indian tribal governments, and is committed to fulfilling its critical role in promoting tribal health.
Submission Address Nomination packets including a nomination letter signed by an elected tribal leader should be submitted to:
AI/AN Health Policy Lead Office of Minority Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600
Rockville, Maryland 20852